Liz Lemon Swindle

Liz Lemon Swindle began her painting career in first grade. Her first exhibitions were on the refrigerator, encouraged by her father. In the early 1980s she tutored under renowned wildlife artist, Nancy Glazier. In 1992, Liz began painting a subject matter she had long desired to approach: her faith. Her paintings are now held in corporate and private collections around the world and have been published in countless magazines and books. Liz and her husband Jon have five children and eighteen grandchildren.

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"Return To The Family" 2011 Limited Collector's Edition

This 12 painting series will teach and inspire your family and provide an opportunity for Dinner Table discussions that promote principles of integrity and core values. No matter what the age of your family members, each painting creates an atmosphere for conversation, questions and thoughtful ideas.

Every Month you will have the opportunity to replace last month's image with a new matted image that will create new interests, new ideas and fresh conversation. Each painting comes with several topics of discussion that correlate with the print.

What you will receive in your "Return to the Family " 2011 LIMITED Collectors Edition

• 12 8X10 Prints Matted to 11 X 14.
• One frame with bendable clips for easy change of image.
• "Dinner Table" discussion on how to teach, inspire and cultivate meaningful conversation



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A Mother's Vigil: I Would Gather Thee (Modern)

I WOULD GATHER THEE AS A HEN GATHERETH HER CHICKS

Parable
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! - Matthew 23:37

A Mother's Vigil: I Would Gather Thee (Modern)
On the night before Jesus was crucified, He went to the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem with His disciples. As He sat looking down on the city and people He loved, He lamented, "... how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!" - Matthew 23:37.

Like God, each of us is anxious to gather our own families around us. We long to provide needed comfort amidst the ever growing storms that surround them. In this picture of a worried mother waiting up for a child that isn't home yet, I painted twelve eggs, symbolic of the number of Jesus' apostles - those who assisted Jesus in His work - and the thought that God wants to gather all of His children, but that He often does this through the love and efforts of our families here on earth.
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Abide with Me

Surely the Savior knew from an early age the path that lie ahead of Him, yet He was not discouraged or dismayed. He went about doing good and filled His life, and the lives of others, with joy and happiness.

I am inspired by the story of Reverend Henry Lyte. Henry's father abandoned the family while he was a young boy and his mother died shortly after. In addition to being orphaned at an early age, Henry struggled throughout his life with poor health - yet all that knew him commented on his cheery temperament. His final contribution came just three weeks before his death. Though he was dying of tuberculosis, Henry was still determined to give to others. He rose from his bed and penned the words that would become the cherished hymn,

Abide with Me.

Abide with Me!
fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens.
Lord with me abide.

When other helpers
Fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh,
Abide with me!

Certainly none of us can walk through life free from illness and despair, but we each can decide how we will respond to those trials that come. This painting reminds me when trials come that I can choose to retreat into myself, or I can choose to reach out as the Savior did and bring happiness to others. Only selfless sacrifice can we ever hope to abide with the Lord.
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Advent Calendar

Perfect for following the 25 days of Christmas, the advent calendar is mounted on sheet metal and comes with a cute magnet for highlighting the current day. Illustrated with images from the portfolio of Liz Lemon Swindle inspired by the life of christ, you will love the feeling it brings into your home.
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Against The Wind

When Peter saw the Savior walking on the water he cried out, "Lord…bid me come unto thee."

"Come." was all He said.

Filled with faith, Peter stepped from the safety of the boat on to the stormy sea. But as the winds picked up and the waves grew stronger Peter’s faith turned to fear. As he began to sink, Peter cried out, "Lord, save me."

Two thousand years later, Christ is still calling to us. As we step from the safety of self-reliance on to the stormy seas of discipleship, like Peter we pray, "Lord, save me."

With perfect calmness He stills the winds of our doubt, reaches down from heaven and saves us.
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Be It Unto Me

I remember a moment after the birth of my first child when everyone had left and I was alone with my son for the first time. I looked at him lying on the bed and realized I was responsible for this new life. How could I teach him everything he needed? I was terrified

I held him close and the two of us cried. Those were tears of fear and tears of joy, but most of all they were tears of love. Looking into his little face that day I made promises to my Father that I have tried very hard to keep.

Was it different for Mary on that night in Bethlehem? Like any first-time mother she must have felt all the fear, all the joy, and all of the love that comes with a child. This painting reminds me that we are never alone when we look heavenward.

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Be Not Afraid

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Beloved Original Charcoal on Paper 25 X 22

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Blind Man Sketch

Too often we look at others and pass judgment that they brought on themselves their problems. The disciples upon seeing the blind man asked "Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?"

Jesus answered, "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him." The Savior then healed his physical blindness. The Pharisees soon questioned the man trying to force him to deny the miracle and the divinity of the Savior. When he would not, they cast him out.

Then comes my favorite part of the story where Jesus, as He does with all of us, heals the spiritual blindness, "…he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?...Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him." – John 9
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Child Of Grace

The relationship of Joseph and Jesus is easily overlooked. The scriptures say little about this man who humbly accepted the role of stepfather to the Son of God. I am sure there were nights Joseph held Jesus in his arms and, feeling the weight of his responsibility, looked heavenward and prayed, "He is not my son. He is Yours. Father, help me."

My husband is a stepfather to our children, and as I watch him I am reminded of the millions of others who accept the responsibility of loving and raising children that are not their own. They change diapers, attend ball games, and bandage knees without any thought for themselves. They too look heavenward and offer the prayer of every parent, "They are not my children. They are Yours. Father, help me."
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Christ Video Collection

This DVD includes:
7 Christmas Videos
4 Christ Videos
2 Interviews
€7.86

Christmas Booklet

The Bible has been widely accepted by people all over the world as the word of God. Found within the pages of the Old Testament are prophecies surrounding the birth of Christ. The New Testament also contains prophecies as well as an account of the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. This is His story as written in the King James version of the Holy Bible.



From our family to yours, we invite you to enjoy this booklet as part of your Christmas Eve tradition or as personal reading to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas.
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Christmas Ornament Set

Released in the fall or 2012 these ornaments have been well received. In our first showing at a recent event we sold 56 set in just 3 days! These ornaments are little pieces of fine art. They are Giclée prints on paper with an ultra-violet resistant coating to protect them for years to come.

Each ornament comes with a new teaching, (The Twelve Days of Christmas) to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. As a set they provide a means of teaching each of the twelve days of Christmas with a story to be read and a new ornament to hang on the Christmas tree each of the twelve days before Christmas.

Buy them individually or save buy purchasing them as a set.
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Come And See

When I began this painting in April 2008, I paid little attention to the stock market or the world at large. Who could have imagined then that we would witness the implosion of the world’s economic systems, the collapse of century-old institutions, and the loss of millions of people’s life savings. It seemed everything we put our confidence in was taken away – literally overnight. Surely these are the times Jesus spoke of when He said, “Men’s hearts [will] fail them.” – Luke 21:26.

Each day as bad news piled up, I found myself longing to be one of those disciples in the painting. To walk with Jesus and feel the peace and joy as they did. One particularly difficult day a thought came to me. I didn’t need to go to the shores of Galilee to walk with the Savior and find His peace, none of us do. We can each feel it right here and right now, no matter how uncertain these times become. Did He not promise us?

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid… ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.” – John 14:27; 16:24
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Come Follow Me

Two thousand years ago the Savior stood on the shores of Galilee teaching the crowds. As night fell, He perceived the people were hungry and asked His disciples to gather what food they could. He then took their "five loaves and two fishes" and fed the five thousand.

A few days later the crowds again returned to the shores of Galilee, but this time the Savior met them saying, "Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled... from that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him." - John 6: 26, 67

Are we like the crowds who follow the Savior when life is easy and our bellies full, only to abandon Him when things grow hard? It is my witness that hardship is the cement of discipleship and that only in the midst of our failing health, our wayward children, and tough economic times can we truly understand the peace that comes from heeding His words, "Come Follow Me."

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Come Unto Me

When I paint I always start with the eyes, because they are the soul of each painting. Each day as I came in to the studio I had an overwhelming feeling that He was looking at me. Some days I did not feel comfortable looking into his eyes and avoided them, knowing I could do more or be more than I was. Other days I felt comfortable around Him and drew great strength in looking into His eyes.

As the painting neared completion I started showing it to others and I was amazed to find that they had the same reaction as I did. Some people did not want to look into His eyes, others smiled, and some cried. It was then I realized that He was not only looking for me, but that he was looking for all of us.

I remembered His words, "What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine, and go after that which is lost?" – Luke 15:4. We are each lost in our own way and the Good Shepherd never stops seeking after us until He has found us and carried us home.
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Crown Of Thorns

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Discipleship

Joseph of Arimathaea was a wealthy and respected member of the leading council of the Jews. Like Nicodemus before him, he was afraid of the counsel, unwilling to publicly declare his discipleship. Most of us are not that different from Joseph. We know what we believe—but we haven’t quite come to the point where we are willing to declare it from the rooftops.

I take great comfort in the way this story ends, when Joseph throws off his chains of fear and approaches Pilate to beg the body of Christ. This is the moment of rebirth, when Joseph’s love for his friend and Savior becomes stronger than his fear of men. Each of us has the opportunity to throw off our own chains. In that moment, we leave fear behind and move forward in faith to the love of Christ.
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Drink And Never Thirst

The story of the woman at the well holds a particular interest because it speaks so directly to all of us. There are times in each of our lives when we stray from the path back to our Heavenly Father, and all need to know there is a way back home.

In the story of the woman at the well, the Savior invites the Samarian women to drink of the living waters. She mistakenly thinks Jesus is speaking of the water dripping from her jar. It is only as she sits at his feet and listens to His words that she comes to know Jesus is speaking of the spiritual waters of repentance.

It was Jesus who gave rest to the woman’s troubled soul that day, and it is He who continues to give rest to a troubled world. He stands ready to forgive if we will but ask, and He continues to show each of us there is always a way back home.
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Even Superman Needs A Dad

Driving through a parking lot, I saw a boy and his father coming out of a store. The boy was imagining himself as a mighty hero, but he looked at his father with more admiration than any hero is likely to receive. Right then, I knew I had to paint "Even Superman Needs a Dad."

This father took an interest in everything his son had to say. Every moment seemed magical. While this little boy looked a bit out of place dressed in a Superman cape and red cowboy boots, his father could not have looked prouder. Who was the real Hero? Who was more in awe of whom?

When I look around at the thousands of Supermen who play alone each day it breaks my heart. Looking at these two I remember a wonderful father who took the time to be there for me, who taught me by example what a father should be.

I enjoy watching someone look at the painting for the first time. Their gradual smile tells me they understand the feeling that brought about this painting. For a brief moment they forget there are bills to pay and work to do. They forget their worries and remember for a moment that life is wonderful. That is the joy in painting.
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Faith

Sometimes I look at my grandchildren and remember being a young mother with five little people. I remember waking up to tiny voices after another sleepless night. I remember sitting down in a mountain of laundry and crying because I felt so overwhelmed and so alone.

At those moments our prayers take on a new intensity. Receiving answers matters. And when we pray in faith He sends the Comforter to remind us that the work we do is His work and our children deserve every sacrifice we can make. This painting reminds me that among the tears and trials of motherhood are moments of wonderful laughter, and that every mother is first a daughter with a Father who still catches her when she leaps.
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Fear Not

“It was prophesied that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2); and Jewish tradition held that His birth would be announced from Migdal Eder - a watchtower located near Bethlehem on the road to Jerusalem. A passage in the Mishnah says that the flocks at Migdal Eder were destined for Temple sacrifice. We may infer that the angel did come to Migdal Eder and the shepherds who heard the announcement and followed the star would be the perfect choice to spread the word of Christ’s birth. They would shortly lead their flocks to the temple to be sacrificed and while there would tell all of the miraculous birth." - Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, p. 131; Sketches of Jewish Life, p. 76-77

I wanted to capture the moment when a little shepherd boy at the watchtower was awaken by a Heavenly light and heard those words so long foretold, "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." - Luke 2:10-11
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Feast On The Word: The Great Supper (Modern)

THE GREAT SUPPER

Parable

Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just...A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. - Luke 14:12-14, 16-24



Feast on the Word: The Great Supper (Modern)

In the parable of the Great Supper, a wealthy man makes a feast and sends invitations to his friends. Each turns down the invite citing financial and familial obligations to which they must attend. The master of the house, seeing that his friends will not join him, sends his servant into the streets to bring in all of the poor and homeless to share in his feast. God is the Master in the parable and He invites each of us, no matter or station, to come and sup with Him. Though we do not physically eat at the Lord's table, we certainly have the opportunity to feast spiritually. I included a trumpet in the stain glass window, symbolic that God is calling all of us and like those in the parable, we each must choose whether we will let daily cares and obligations prevent us from coming to feast spiritually at His table.
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Feast Upon The Word

As Mary and Joseph left Jerusalem after the Passover, they had traveled a day’s journey before realizing that Jesus was not with the large group. They returned to Jerusalem where they found the twelve year old Jesus, “… in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.” (Luke 2:46-47)

Later in His life, Jesus commanded His disciples to, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye… have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” (John 5:39)

After His resurrection, Jesus walked on the road to Emmaus with two disciples who said, “Did not our heart burn within us…while he opened to us the scriptures?” (Luke24:32)

A love of the scriptures was woven in and through the Savior’s life. He studied the Holy Scriptures from His youth. He taught from their pages throughout His ministry. And today, His words still open our understanding and give us hope. May we follow His perfect example and “feast upon the word.”
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Follow Me

Follow Me

The sun was high, the waters still
Their nets cast in the sea.
When Jesus called from distant shores,
"Leave work, and follow Me."

Another came to see the Lord
He cried, on bended knee,
I'll come, but let me say goodbye .. .
"Leave friends, and follow Me."

A rich man came who loved the Lord
He promised loyalty,
But begged to keep his riches.
"Leave gold, and follow Me."

The winds were fierce and cold the night
He walked upon the sea.
Lord save us, called his frightened friends.
"Leave fears, and follow Me."

And so He calls to each of us
Upon our stormy seas.
Leave friends, leave gold, leave fears, leave all
And come, and follow Me."
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For All Mankind

One of the first children I met in Zambia was a little boy named Kennedy. At three years old, Kennedy had lost both of his parents to AIDS and was found living alone with his six year old brother and ten year old sister. When I thought of those three children struggling to survive and the millions of others across Africa in similar circumstances, I felt an overwhelming hopelessness and said to myself, “No amount of money can fix this.”

I was curious to see how Kennedy and the others would react to Phillip, the man playing Christ. We decided to drop Phillip off several hundred yards from the “farm” and then drive in and set up our cameras. We told the children we had a wonderful surprise for them. When Phillip came into view the children instinctively ran to him and threw their arms around him. Everyone except Kennedy.

When Phillip saw this little boy standing apart from the others, he walked over and knelt down. As he opened his arms this little soul ran to him and threw his arms around his neck. He began speaking as fast as he could. Phillip looked for help to understand. One of the others translated.

“My mom and dad died. They are in heaven. Have you seen them? Are they ok?”

At that moment I knew it wasn’t hopeless. I realized that the Savior could fix not only the problems of Africa, but of the whole world…and we can be His hands to do it. For the first time in my life I felt what Isaiah meant when he said, “He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces.” To Kennedy and all who struggle to understand why, I promise that God has not forgotten you. That the time is coming when He will come in power and glory and when He will keep his promise and wipe away all of our tears.

WHY AN EDITION SIZE OF 6,171?
According to the United Nations Counsel on AIDS (UNAIDS), a child in Africa loses a parent every 14 seconds. We created the Giclee' Canvas Limited Edition with 6,171 canvases, the number of children who lose a parent to AIDS in Africa each day.
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For God So Loved The World Christmas Card Set 5 X 7 18-Pack

This 18 pack set of Christmas cards comes complete with envelopes. Message inside reads: "Wishing you Joy and Peace this Christmas Season."
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For of Such Is The Kingdom Of Heaven

Whenever I begin a painting, I start with a study of that painting as a sketch. This was the study for "For Such is the Kingom of Heaven."
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For She Loved Much

As the Lord prepared to enter Jerusalem for the last time, He stopped to eat with a Pharisee named Simon. During dinner a woman came in and began washing His feet. Simon was embarrassed by her presence, but the Lord taught:

“There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.” (Luke 7:41-45, 47)

May we always remember that we are each debtors to a loving Father and that in the economy of heaven those who love most are often those who recognize more fully their need for God’s gift of forgiveness.
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For Unto You Book, Luke 2

Traditionally the story of Christmas found in Luke Chapter Two is read in most homes at Christmas time. Enjoy the reading with the beautifully illustrated images of Liz Lemon Swindle this Christmas!
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Forgiven

The Pharisees brought a woman who had sinned before Christ and trying to trap the Savior asked, "Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?"

Jesus turned to the gathering crowd and said, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." Burdened under the weight of their own guilt the crowd left, leaving Christ and the woman alone. Jesus then turned to her and in words of mercy said, "hath no man condemned thee?...Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more." – John 8

It is easy to stand in the crowd and point out the sins of others. But in those quiet moments when we are left alone with the Savior we too pray for His forgiveness, and find peace in His words, "Go and sin no more."
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Friends

When the people brought their little children to the Savior His disciples rebuked them, but Jesus replied, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:13-14).

The Savior must have loved being surrounded by those perfect little souls who loved Him so dearly. I can imagine Him smiling as He watched them play and laughing as they told Him stories, the kind of simple and innocent stories all little children tell. I know they felt His love and longed to stay by His side.

This picture reminds me that no matter how old we get, we are still little children of a loving Father in Heaven.
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Gethsemane

When I started this painting, I believed that Gethsemane was about the suffering of Christ. About the agony so intense that He trembled because of pain and bled from every pore. By the time I finished, I saw that the miracle of Gethsemane went beyond the suffering. The miracle was the love that brought Him there.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
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Gethsemane Sketch

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Greater Love Hath No Man

(New Testament | John 15:13)

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
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He is not Here

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He Is Risen

The greatest message of hope is not found in the crucifixion but in the empty tomb. When Mary arrived on that first Easter morning she found the stone rolled away and two angels standing inside. One turned to her and said, “Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen” - Luke 24:5-6

Like Mary, each of us will face the loss of a loved one. One does not live long without experiencing the sorrow that comes with death and the longing for a glorious reunion. The miracle of the empty tomb is not just that He rose, but that because He did we will too. Each of us will leave our own empty tombs and be reunited with those we love.

It is the promise and hope of our own glorious resurrections that we hear in those angelic words, “He… is risen.”
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He Is Risen Book.

8 1/2 X 11 Hard Cover Book
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He That Is Without Sin

The leaders of the Jews brought an adulterous woman before the Lord asking if she should be stoned. Christ simply said, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

Convicted by their own conscience, the crowd disappeared leaving only Christ and the accused. “Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?” he said, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”

In my own life it is easy for me to focus on my sins and forget the eternal value of the sinner. I then remember this story and the Savior’s power to heal. When the crowds cry for justice I take shelter in His mercy.
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He Was The Son Of God

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Heaven's Arms

As the Lord suffered in darkness in the Garden of Gethsemane, “…there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.” (Luke 22:43)

Though nothing like the Savior’s sacrifice, there are moments in each of our lives when our suffering seems insurmountable, our burdens unbearable, and our anguish overwhelming. In these dark moments, we too can find strength from heaven.

Jesus has promised us He will not leave us alone. His miracles did not end with the tomb. He is still giving sight to the sightless, hope to the hopeless, and love to those who feel lost and alone. He is still carrying us through our darkest hours and in His love we are encircled about in Heaven’s Arms.
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Hold On Tight

Saying "Hold on tight!" is what anyone might do when carrying a child piggyback. Jesus loved and enjoyed children, and probably played with them from time to time. It is not hard to imagine a group of children trying to get His attention and one feeling very special riding high on His back.

The direction to "Hold on tight!" may also be taken metaphorically – do we follow His teachings with all of our might? His teachings and commandments were given to help us avoid problems and ultimately be happy. The message is as simple as the painting; Christ wants us to be happy simply because he loves us.
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Hope

When Mary came to the tomb, she found the stone rolled away and the tomb empty. She ran to the disciples crying, "They have taken away the Lord…and we know not where they have laid him" (John 20:2). Peter and John immediately ran to the tomb.

What did they think as they ran? Were they simply curious to see for themselves? Did they fear, like Mary, that their enemies had stolen the body? Or did they remember His promise, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up"?

The decision that faced Peter and John that Sunday morning is the same decision that faces each one of us today. Will we doubt? Will we hope? Or will we know that He lives? I know that He lives.
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I Am The Resurrection

In the story of Lazarus, Martha tells the Lord he is too late and her brother has already died. Christ reassures her that her brother will rise again. She replies, "I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day." With perfect clarity he declares, "I am the resurrection." – John 11

For most of us the thought of death is far distant, but for those whose trials come through physical illness and disability the reminders of mortality are not easily ignored. For them, and for my son, I pray the Savior will come quickly and bring the promised resurrection and an end to their pain.

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I Know Thee Not

In the parable of the Ten Virgins the Lord compares His Second Coming to a wedding feast in which ten virgins are invited to wait for the arrival of the newly married couple. Knowing that the wait might stretch into the night each virgin brought a lamp, but only five brought extra oil.

When the wait for the bridegroom stretched longer than anticipated, the five foolish virgins ran out of oil and were forced to go to the market in search of more. While they were away the Savior came and went in with His guests to the feast. When they returned the door was shut and they called to the Lord to open. He said simply, "I know you not."

Can you imagine the moment when they realized that they would not be admitted. Some might express anger at having waited so long, it was His fault for not coming sooner. Others might have dismissed it as having never wanted in to begin with. I wanted to capture those who cry out recognizing the finality of those words, "I know you not."
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I Would Gather Thee

I WOULD GATHER THEE AS A HEN GATHERETH HER CHICKS

Parable

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! - Matthew 23:37

I Would Gather Thee (Biblical)

On the night before Jesus was crucified, He went to the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem with His disciples. As He sat looking down on the city and people He loved, He lamented, "... how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!" - Matthew 23:37.

I Would Gather Thee, A Mother's Vigil (Modern)

God still longs to gather us today under His wing. He is anxious to protect us and provide comfort amidst the ever growing storms that surround us. I painted twelve chicks, symbolic of the number of Jesus' apostles - those who assisted Jesus in His work - and the thought that God wants to gather all of His children, but that He often does this through the love and efforts of others here on earth.

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If Father Will Hold Me

A Typhus epidemic afflicted children in the Smith household. Each child recovered without complications, except young Joseph. He wrote, "…the disease removed and ascended into my left leg and ankle and terminated in a fever sore of the worst kind."

The doctors recommended amputation, but Mother Smith refused. Joseph consented to trying an experiment by removing a large portion of bone, but instead of being bound during the operation, Joseph said, "I will have my father sit on the bed and hold me in his arms."

The surgeons operated "by boring into the bone of his leg, first on one side of the bone where it was affected, then on the other side, after which the broke it off with a pair of forceps or pincers."

I cannot imagine the courage of Joseph or his father. What a special relationship that he need only for his father to hold him and he would endure.

I want to be the kind of a parent that my children will hold to during hardship, and the kind of daughter that will hold to my Father when times are tough.
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It Is Finished

Throughout His ministry the Savior spoke of His impending death, "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things...concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be...mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge him, and put him to death," and still His disciples "understood none of these things." - Luke 18: 31-34

How could they understand that He loved them enough to allow Himself be taken, scourged, and killed? How could they know that His death was for them? Yet with three simple words, "It is finished," the door to salvation was opened and His love was forever etched on the hearts of the believers.

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Jesus

When I began painting the life of Christ I promised myself that I would paint a portrait of the Savior each year. I wanted to see how my view of the Savior would change as I came to know Him better.

This was the first portrait. It gets its name from my two year old granddaughter. I came into my studio one morning to find her standing in front of the painting. She was carrying on a conversation and as I listened I could make out the word "Jesus."
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Jesus Christ

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Jesus Once Was A Little Child

The Bible contains a single verse describing the Savior's childhood, "And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him." - Luke 2:40

I could imagine Mary looking on while her Son played with his brothers and sisters (Matt. 13:55-56). I could see Joseph smiling while Jesus laughed and played with friends and family. I wanted to capture that magical innocence of childhood, which blesses our lives for such a short moment and then leaves us longing for the sound of little feet and the laughter of little children.

I am reminded of a song I learned as little girl:

Jesus once was a little child,
A little child like me;
And he was pure and meek and mild,
As a little child should be.

So, little children,
Let’s you and I
Try to be like him,
Try, try, try.
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Jesus The Christ

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Jesus Wept

When Lazarus became sick, Mary and Martha sent a messenger to Jesus. They were extremely concerned about their brother. Jesus assured them that their brother’s sickness was not unto death “but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” John 11:1-5

Knowing that Lazarus was to be raised from the dead, Jesus did not leave immediately. He tarried two days with his apostles. The apostles did not wish to return to Jerusalem, knowing of the disposition of the Jews and that they wanted to take Jesus. Therefore, when Jesus informed them that Lazarus was sleeping and that he must go and wake him, his disciples misunderstood and told him that if Lazarus was sleeping it was a good thing. Then, so that they could not misunderstand, Jesus said, “Lazarus is dead.” John 11:14

By the time Jesus arrived at the outskirts of Bethany, Lazarus had been in the grave 4 days.

While this process of events was necessary that Jesus might show that he had power over death, He is the only one who seemed to know this. He was following the Father’s plan, yet he was greeted by Martha first, then by Mary with the same words: “if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.” John 11:21; John 11:32

With Mary at his feet weeping, Jesus “groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,” John 11:33

Though He knew that He would raise Lazarus from the dead, he felt great compassion for Mary and Martha. And as the scripture states, “Jesus wept.” John 11:35

In our lives, we face trials and difficulties. Our Father in heaven does not choose to intervene every time and take away our problems. Yet he has provided a way of escape through the atonement of Jesus Christ. Still, it must be difficult to see us in our trials. This small verse in the Bible teaches us this reality. As I think of this passage, I can’t help but wonder, “How many times has Jesus wept for me?”
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Journey

In Luke we read, "And Joseph also went up…to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child." What must Mary have thought when Joseph told her they would be going to Bethlehem?

Leaving family and friends at the very moment when she was to deliver. What must she have thought as they crossed those dusty roads only to find shelter in a stable? It was her faith to go that brought hope into a hopeless world.

This life has been compared to a journey. We do not know the end when we begin, and there are times we cannot see even a single step ahead. But like Mary, we must have the faith to walk into the unknown and pray that God, who holds all things in His hands, will hold on to us.
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Joy Of The Lord

As a little girl I spent hours looking through our old family Bible. The pictures were dark and foreboding and I was sure the Lord was waiting for me to make a mistake so He could punish me. I think I am not alone in this. As I travel around I hear over and over statements like, “Why aren’t there any pictures of Jesus smiling or happy?”

I wanted to create a picture for my children and now grandchildren of the loving friend I longed for as a child. I wanted them to see that Jesus is not waiting to punish us; rather He is waiting to hold us, laugh with us, and love us. I wanted them to know that He is and will always be our hope, our happiness, our joy, and most importantly our friend.



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Lamb Of God

As the artist explains, “There is a long period in Jesus’ life—after he taught in the temple at age twelve and before he declared his ministry—that remains unknown.

We can assume that as a Jew, Jesus would have taken part in the centuries-old Passover ritual. At twelve he would have been considered a member of the community and expected to make the Passover pilgrimage from Nazareth to Jerusalem.

I have portrayed the young Jesus with a sacrificial (paschal) lamb—symbolic of Christ himself, first-born and unblemished—to represent Christ’s sinless sacrifice.” Published from the artist’s original oil painting.
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Learn Of Me

Early in His ministry, Jesus sat on the shores of Galilee and said to the multitudes, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden... take my yoke upon you, and learn of me... and you shall find rest unto your souls."
(Matthew 11:28-29)

We each feel "heavy laden" at times and pray the Lord will take away our burdens. But rather than remove our sufferings the Lord instead asks us to walk alongside Him yoked together. It is only as we walk with Him we come to learn who He is and how much He loves us. While our burdens are still upon our shoulders, when we walk together with the Lord and let Him carry them our burdens feel lighter and we find the rest He gives so freely.
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Let The Children Come

Too often we look on the Savior as distant and removed from us. We remember Him as the God of the Universe possessing all power and might, yet forget that He is our personal Savior.

I painted this piece because I wanted to try and change the way my children and grandchildren thought of Jesus Christ. I wanted them to think of Him as a friend and the first One they turn to for peace and comfort. I wanted Him to be for them a light shining in the darkness.

In trying to change my children’s perception I changed my own. Each time I look at this painting I find myself smiling. I think He would like that.

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Light Of The World

On that night of nights, Mary knew the angelic promise, "Thou shalt bring forth a son," was fulfilled as she tenderly held her newborn infant. In that moment, she could resonate with the heavenly host who praised God for the babe´s birth by saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
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Lord Of The Sabbath

It was against the Jewish law to gather grain on the Sabbath, so when the Pharisees saw Jesus' disciples plucking and eating as they walked through the fields they complained, "Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath." (Matthew 12:2)

Jesus reminded them, "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. [For I am] the Lord also of the sabbath." (Mark 2:27)

From the very beginning, God gave His children the gift of the Sabbath day, a time each week to draw closer to his Son by leaving behind the cares of the world. Too often, we become like the Pharisees, so focused on the do's and don'ts that we forget not only the gift, but also the Giver.

This painting reminds us to keep the Sabbath day holy. Through heartfelt preparation and meaningful worship we can give gratitude for the Lord's Day and always remember that Jesus Christ is truly the Lord of the Sabbath. (Mark 2:28)
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Lord, I Believe

“Lord, I Believe”

This painting has special meaning to me. My son was diagnosed with diabetes when he was seven years old. I have watched the disease ravage his body always knowing in the back of my mind that one day it would overtake him, I just didn’t know it would be so soon. When I heard that his eyesight was failing my heart sank. I pleaded with the Lord asking for more time. I wanted desperately for him to see his children grow up.

As I painted this piece I was reminded that although the Lord does not always give us the answers we beg for, He does give us the eyes to see. There are times it feels like He leaves us reaching in the darkness, not sure of the ending. Yet even in our spiritual blindness we feel His hands, holding on to us, healing us. And with new eyes we see Him more clearly and know that even though the miracles may not come as we expect, they will come.

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Lost Sheep

In the parable of the Lost Sheep the Lord compares Himself to a Good Shepherd who leaves the ninety-nine to look for the one sheep who is lost.

It is easy for me to become distracted with things that seem important at the time, only to find that I have wandered away from the Lord and become lost. At those moments I take solace in His words:

“And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.” (Luke 15:5-6)

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Man Of Sorrows

"He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief…he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." – Isaiah 53

He did not sorrow for himself for He was perfect. But for us He drank the bitter cup. I wanted to capture in His eyes the love that took Him to Gethsemane, and in His face the sorrows that He carried every step of the way there.
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Mary's Heart

"And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which has come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart."

- Luke 2:15-19

Every mother and child share a bond which remains unbroken. From his birth in the manger, all through his life, death and resurrection, Mary was instrumental in her son's years on earth. This striking image of mother and child captures a moment in the newborn life of Christ, and provides us all with a reminder of where we came from and who made us what we are today.
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Mother

I remember the first time I was left alone with my newborn son. The overwhelming feeling of love accompanied by the fear of caring for this little soul. As I grow older I see that there is a natural reversal of roles and the child becomes the caregiver for the parent. I think this reversal was part of Mary’s relationship with her Son.

She cared for Him as a helpless infant, watching him grow in stature with God and man. She watched as the crowds cheered His entry into Jerusalem, only to see them lift Him upon the cross a few days later. Her heart must have longed to heal His pains, but it was He who looked down with perfect love and said, motioning to John, "Woman, behold thy son!"

As our children grow, we draw great comfort in their concern for us. Their kindnesses forged in the furnace of our earlier devotions. I wanted this painting to show the love the Savior had for His mother and the feeling that every mother can find comfort and safety in His arms.
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Mother's Arms

Our Heavenly Father has promised He will never leave us alone. For this reason, when His children leave heaven to come to earth they “fall” into the arms of a mother. Even the Savior of the world began this life in His mother’s arms.

God knew that in mothers’ arms we find happiness and home. In mothers’ arms we are safe and secure. In mothers’ arms we know we are loved.

As we grow older we sometimes forget mothers’ arms, but God has a plan to help us remember. For in God’s plan little girls grow to be mothers and find anew His love as they now become mothers’ arms to their children.

How grateful I am that our Father in Heaven loves us each of enough to give us the gift of Mothers’ Arms.
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Mother's Love

What did the Father give His Son
When first He came to earth?
He did not give Him riches, but
A stable at His birth.

He knew that wealth would never be
The greatest gift above.
And so God gave a better gift.
He gave a mother’s love.

And still the Father gives each child
That gift above all other.
His light, His hope, His peace, His love
He gives us through a mother.
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My Redeemer Lives

I wanted to capture that first Easter morning as the Lord sat in the quiet stillness of the garden. He must have known that Mary would come seeking Him, but for a moment He was alone to ponder on all that had happened. He must have felt unspeakable joy in knowing that by doing His Father will He had made it possible for each of us to return to live with God.

We are each faced with a similar choice. Will we follow our own will, or the will of our Father? May we live to say as the Lord said, “I came… not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” – John 6:38
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No Man Knoweth The Hour

We live in a world of rapid advancement that leaves in its wake moral confusion and uncertainty. When I look at the challenges of raising children today I cannot help but wonder, “When will He come?”

The Savior’s disciples asked Him this very question as He sat on the Mount of Olives days before His death. He said, “…of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” Then tenderly He added, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” – Matt. 24

From that day until now every disciple of the Master has longed for His return. We may be tempted to pray, “We have waited so long, how much longer must we wait?” Then we remember His words and looking through spiritual eyes we take comfort in seeing the leaves and knowing the summer truly is nigh.
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No Small Wonder

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Our Hope

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Parable: The Prodigal Son

Parable

And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey unto a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, how many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. - Luke 15:11-32

The Prodigal Son (Biblical)

Arguably the most well known of the Savior's parables, in the Prodigal Son a father has two sons. The younger leaves home and takes his inheritance spending it on "riotous living." Having spent all, this wayward son takes a job feeding the swine and filled his belly with the food intended for the pigs. The parable says that "when he came to himself," the younger son determined to return to his father and ask that he be allowed to return as a hired servant. Upon seeing him return, the father took him back - not as a servant, but again as his son. The elder brother, seeing his father's excitement, protested that he had stayed and done as he should. Why was their no rejoicing over his faithfulness? The father replied, "Thou are ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry... for thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found." - Luke 15:32

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Parable: The Prodigal Son (Modern)

Arguably the most well known of the Savior's parables, in the Prodigal Son a father has two sons. The younger leaves home and takes his inheritance spending it on "riotous living." Having spent all, this wayward son takes a job feeding the swine and filled his belly with the food intended for the pigs. The parable says that "when he came to himself," the younger son determined to return to his father and ask that he be allowed to return as a hired servant. Upon seeing him return, the father took him back - not as a servant, but again as his son. The elder brother, seeing his father's excitement, protested that he had stayed and done as he should. Why was their no rejoicing over his faithfulness? The father replied, "Thou are ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry... for thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found." - Luke 15:32

This painting comes from the account of a friend of ours whose son was a drug addict for almost fifteen years. One morning, this faithful father received a call from a friend of his son saying that his son was not moving. As a bishop, he was up early and dressed for his Sunday morning meetings. He immediately drove to his son, scooped him off that drug house floor, and took him to the hospital before returning to conduct Sunday services. He said nothing to his congregation, just did his best to help them. Then, returned to the hospital to sit with his son. I include a green vine on this father's tie to remind us that even in our darkest hours there is a hope of new life. Today, that son has returned to the fold and works in a youth ministry helping teens. He explained that it was the love of his parents that brought him home.
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Prince Of Peace

During His ministry, Christ healed a blind man. The leaders of the Jews called the man before them and demanded he renounce Christ. When he refused, they cast him out.

When Jesus heard what the leaders had done, He immediately went looking for this man (John 9:35). I could see the determination on Christ’s face as He made His way through the crowd. I draw comfort from knowing that if He will search after him, He will search after me.

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Refuge

Although it was more than thirty years ago, I can still remember vividly how I felt when I found out we were having a little boy. Everything seemed uncertain and I was more than a little afraid. Although I had my family and friends around me, I felt a strange loneliness I had never felt before.



Mary must have felt an overwhelming sense of loneliness amidst the storm of emotions that surrounded her. For who could understand what it felt like to carry the Son of God? Mary left her home to stay with her cousin Elizabeth who was also carrying a child—John the Baptist. I think the Lord brought Mary and Elizabeth together to comfort one another, for each was carrying a child upon who so much depended.

I wanted to capture Mary’s face at that moment when she held Elizabeth and felt for the first time a refuge from the storm.
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Seeking The One

When I paint I always start with the eyes, because they are the soul of each painting. Each day as I came in to the studio I had an overwhelming feeling that He was looking at me. Some days I did not feel comfortable looking into his eyes and avoided them, knowing I could do more or be more than I was. Other days I felt comfortable around Him and drew great strength in looking into His eyes.

As the painting neared completion I started showing it to others and I was amazed to find that they had the same reaction as I did. Some people did not want to look into His eyes, others smiled, and some cried. It was then I realized that He was not only looking for me, but that he was looking for all of us.

I remembered His words, "What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine, and go after that which is lost?" – Luke 15:4. We are each lost in our own way and the Good Shepherd never stops seeking after us until He has found us and carried us home.
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She Shall Bring Forth A Son

I could probably paint a hundred painting of Mary and her baby. The relationship of a mother and a child is not easily explained in hundreds of words, but it comes immediately to our understanding with a picture.

This experience is universal and one of the greatest gifts God has given.

How great is God’s plan that allows mere mortals to bring His children into the world, care for them, and help them make their way back to Him. How amazing that he trusts us when so much is at stake. How much more amazing and harder to comprehend is the experience of Mary, the mother of Jesus. We worry about our own responsibilities as parents. How much more was at stake to be a parent to the Son of God

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Sheep And Goats

Parable

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or thirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. - Matthew 25:31-46

Sheep and Goats (Biblical)

In the parable of the Sheep and Goats, God sits upon His throne at the end of the world and divides the righteous from the wicked as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats. Those sheep on his right hand, He tells that they will inherit the kingdom because they fed Him when He was hungry, gave drink when He was thirsty, and visited Him when He was in prison or sick. Confused, the righteous protest that they did none of these things for Him. Jesus explains, "inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." - Matthew 25:40. Jesus then turns to those on His left hand and says they did none of these kindnesses to Him. When they protested that they never saw Him in distress, Jesus replies, "Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me."

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Silent Night

For the past year I have painted events from the last week of the Savior’s life. Paintings of the crucifixion, the scourging, and the betrayal took a toll on me and my soul longed for peace. For this reason, I decided to paint the Nativity – for what moment better depicts hope, promise, and peace?

We're all familiar with the traditional paintings of Mary holding the baby while Joseph looks on. I saw Joseph in a more substantial role, perhaps because my children were raised by a stepfather.

I thought of Joseph, a child himself, awkwardly holding this new-born infant. Maybe he sat taking in the grandeur of it all, or perhaps he simply felt love.

This young couple would go on to raise the most important and perfect man that has ever lived. Because of their love as parents, our lives have hope and promise. After I finished the painting and stepped back I realized that I had found what I was looking for. I had found peace.
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Son of Man

When I create an oil painting, there is a tremendous amount of time spent in composition, layout, photography and otherwise planning for the final piece. Sometimes it feels like I spend more time getting ready to paint than actually painting.

But when I sketch, there is to get in the way of my imagination. I finished this sketch while waiting to catch a plane in the Chicago airport. At one point I looked up and realized that a crowd had gathered around me and was watching over my shoulder. It was a wonderful opportunity to share my feelings of the Savior.

So I called the sketch "Son of Man" after the scripture in Matthew where the Lord asks His disciples, "Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?" The disciples answered, "Some say that thou art John the Baptist: Some, Elias; and others, Jeremias." The Savior still asks the question and waits for each of us to answer, "But whom say ye that I am?"

Just as Peter of old, I too respond, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God."
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