Saturday, December 23, 2006
"That night in the fields near Bethlehem some shepherds were guarding their sheep. All at once an angel came down to them from the Lord, and the brightness of the Lord's glory flashed around them. The shepherds were frightened, but the angel said, 'Don't be afraid! I have good news for you, which will make everyone happy. This very day in King David's hometown a Savior was born for you. He is Christ the Lord. You will know who he is, because you will find him dressed baby clothes and lying on a bed of hay.' "
pen, ink, watercolor
Friday, December 22, 2006
From the title painting for 'PEACE DAY' a book I illustrated written by Bob Alan and Steve Diamond, here is Ming wishing for just One Day of peace. Just ONE....a day when no guns would fire, no lives would be lost to violence and the children of the world would enjoy the blessing of that day and all others they hoped could be like it.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Uncle Arthur... a friend of mine wrote a very special
We, that is the WE up here in the northeast, are waiting patiently for the snow. We may regret our wishes in the next month or so, but right now all we want is snow. We want snow for those new sleds under the tree, for the snowshoes that have never been used, for the skis and ski poles that have been waiting patiently in many a garage or attic for this time of year.
Of course there are those who have SNOW... just take a hop on over to
Monday, December 18, 2006
There is a farm community in a town next to ours called the PLOWSHARE FARM. This is a 'life sharing' community. When I first moved here I hadn't heard the term before. The Life Sharing comes from the way the community is structured. To house the mentally, physically and emotionally challenged members of the community they all live with co-workers in extended family homes. This allows each individual to grow in independence or be nurtured in their dependency.
During the Christmas season the residents of this community perform a play called the Shepherd's play. It is an old world play which is Christ centered and in each performance it becomes a blessing to those gathered to witness the presentation.
You can find out more about this wonderful community at