“Be Still My Soul”

Good Morning!  Today I thought I'd share what has become one of my favorite hymns- "Be Still My Soul", and the story behind it: Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side; Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; Leave to thy God to order and provide; In ev'ry change He faithful … Continue reading “Be Still My Soul”

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Robert Weir’s “Embarkation of the Pilgrims”

This giant 12' x 18' painting graces the Rotunda of the U.S. Capital in Washington D.C..  It depicts the Pilgrims as they are about to embark on their perilous journey to the New World.  Relatives, friends, and their beloved Pastor John Robinson will soon be left behind, in all likelihood, never to be seen again … Continue reading Robert Weir’s “Embarkation of the Pilgrims”

The Peale Family: A Picture of Working Together

("The Peale Family" by Charles Willson Peale, Painted 1773-1809) One of my favorite depictions of family life is “The Peale Family” painted by Charles Willson Peale over the course of his career.  Originally trained as a saddle-maker, Peale decided to learn painting after seeing some poorly done landscape paintings for sale.  After studying both in … Continue reading The Peale Family: A Picture of Working Together