Saturday, April 10, 2010


there are times in my life when i am more aware of how God moves and works. it is in these moments that i think i listen more than i talk, or i am quiet more than busy. or i see something that makes me stand or sit in awe. the invitation sculpture has been for me from the time i was introduced to it something that has made me aware of God's movement.
this weekend i had the honor of meeting livui mocan, the artist, who created this beautiful sculpture. he is a man who loves Jesus and i believe honors God through his calling as an artist. creating amazing pieces with deep purpose. in the short time ryan and i have been able to be with him, hear his story, listen to his insight we have been blessed. livui spoke with a group of us today about how art speaks to our hearts - it opens our hearts to see. it's true. i think of amazing paintings, photos, sculptures that stir something inside me. i remember the images. the invitation stirs something in me. this sculpture is coming to bellflower from Geneva Switzerland and eventually to grand rapids (that's right all my mi friends and family you get to experience it as well!) i am anticipating its arrival, i am praying for the installation. wondering about the conversations that will take place as people see it, walk through it, sit on it, and just stand in awe. good things to come.

from livui's website:

invitation / decalogue

the monument consists of 10 golden pillars, around 5 metres high, resembling human fingers. set in a circle, the pillars have two sides: a smooth, contoured side facing towards the centre, creating a sense of peace and wellbeing as one stands in the circle. the other side, facing outwards, forms a sharp,
unyielding blade.

this interactive sculpture will invite visitors to walk in and out of the circle of pillars, to touch the gold, to sit on the small seat cut into each pillar, and to reflect on the artwork and the ideas that
inspired it.

at one level, the sculpture is a study on the nature and purpose of law in society: to create a space for freedom and human flourishing, while providing protection and security. at another level, the work of art speaks of the universal human quest for peace and spiritual
well being.

jonathan tame
president of the patronage committee for invitation/decalogue in geneva

more about invitation / decalogue

Friday, April 9, 2010

Easter Week

Bless Bellflower Easter Egg Hunt
the parent assisted hunt section before everyone got there....crazy!

sunrise easter morning at the beach

baby molly

the best "easter shot" we got

beautiful eggs used to crack on one another - romanian tradition

listening to iona tell the easter story

the girls included me in their sister pic...makes me miss mine

i see the king of glory coming on the clouds with fire the whole earth shakes the whole earth shakes.
i see his love and mercy washing over all our sin the people sing the people sing.
hosanna hosanna, hosanna in the highest. hosanna hosanna, hosanna in the highest.
i see a generation rising up to take their place with selfless faith with selfless faith.
i see a near revival stirring as we pray and seek we're on our knees we're on our knees.
hosanna hosanna, hosanna in the highest. hosanna hosanna, hosanna in the highest.
heal my heart and make it clean open up my eyes to the things unseen show me how to love like you have loved me. break my heart for what breaks yours everything i am for your kingdoms cause as i walk from earth into eternity.