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Your Story, Your Way – Live Paintings with a Local Artist

Are you soon to be hosting an event that celebrates a chapter in your life? When planning for any sort of party- whether it is a bridal party, wedding, baby shower, anniversary, vowel renewal, or even something as simple as a dinner party, it can certainly be daunting. But not all of it has to […]

My God, My Promise Keeper

You made a promise long ago: Peace was promised to Isaiah. Peace was promised to Your people. Israel expected a prince Born into privilege and power, But received a babe, Born into a lowly stable. There was no room in the inns, No room in their hearts for a poor carpenter father And his humble […]

And There Were Shepherds

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will […]

The Greek Letters for Alpha and Omega

The Greek letters for Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Representing everything that Jesus is. Jesus, the Light of the world, is seated at the right hand of God the Father. Wrapped in all of His majesty and insurmountable glory. He is surrounded by a heavenly host of angels praising his name forever […]

He will Come like Last Leaf’s Fall

He will come like last leaf’s fall. One night when the November wind has flayed the trees to bone, and earth wakes choking on the mold, the soft shroud’s folding. He will come like frost. One morning when the shrinking earth opens on mist, to find itself arrested in the net of alien, word-set beauty. […]

I Cannot Think Unless I have been Thought

I cannot think unless I have been thought, Nor can I speak unless I have been spoken. I cannot teach except as I am taught, Or break the bread except as I am broken. O Mind behind the mind through which I seek, O Light within the light by which I see, O Word beneath […]

Restoring to Their Original Beauty

… Rachel Justice, an area freelance artist who has been professionally painting and using her computer skills for 20 years, was commissioned to repaint the alcoves on each side of the entrance foyer and to repair a few faded chips and cracks in the foyer ceiling. Maintaining the original design and colors of artist John Bernat, who also painted the murals […]

When Invisible Becomes Visible

Art is being engaged in creative activities calling for skill and imagination, a tool used to portray the full range of human experience and emotion, something that makes links between the inner life of the imagination and day to day living, that forges emotional connections to other people and in some way makes concrete and […]

A Conversation Beyond Words

Rachel Justice paints stories across the area and around the state. Area residents may not know the name Rachel Justice, but they’ve likely seen her work. The big field of children playing with dogs on the outside of the Ashland County Dog Shelter. The patriotic mural on the north wall of the American Legion Harry […]

Visible Hope…

“That the invisible God becomes visible in Christ is a movement whose structure is paralleled in creative activity. Art is sometimes said to be about making the invisible visible- the fleshing out of concepts and ideas. The incarnation also informs our art-making, in that it is the embodiment of both judgement and hope. It manifests […]