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A Walk

On Saturday, October 27th, 2003 – I got up early – with nervous anticipation – for a walk above St. Andrews. I had suggested getting together for a sip of conversation, but quoting Kierkegaard, you thought a walk in the deer park was preferable to coffee…
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March 30, 2020
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Ebey’s Landing

A Prairie of emerald grass slopes softly towards the western bluff edging shoreline like golden crust. Once there, take the narrow path up to the wind sheared emerald forestspiraling toward the heavens like steeples,  or beachcomb rocky marginsto engineer forts with littered logs gathering like pocket lint from the…
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December 18, 2019
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The Ride to Big Star

For years, in late August, I did a bike ride with my friends Jon VanDuinen, Dan Bolt, and Ryan Tanis up to a cottage on Big Star Lake in northern Michigan.  It was a 112 mile ride from Holland and we would have to get up…
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July 18, 2018
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The Way into the High Country

Every preacher as a line, a phrase, that they go back to again and again.  One of mine (and I have few!) is that Christ leads us into “the high country of the Trinity where the air is thin, but the glory is thick.”  This…
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April 17, 2017
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West Beach, Whidbey Island

Everyone has a spot.  A place where you go to remind yourself of something beautiful, a place to go when you feel sad, or need to reclaim perspective. When I was growing up, West Beach was that place for me.  It was part of my…
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January 5, 2017
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Summer Day at Wrigley

This is a painting I made for my son, Trygve, for his bedroom.  I wanted to try and capture the energy, the color, and and the leisure of a summer day at the grand ballpark in Chicago. Posted on Trygve's Facebook on April 20, 2020:…
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December 23, 2016
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Evening in Puget Sound

This painting was done for my good friends Ryan and Jill Tanis.  This is another painting from memory of those golden nights on the Puget Sound.  Here I was trying to play with the sky and to capture its energy and its ever-changing moods.  I…
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September 20, 2016
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A View of Flathead Lake

This painting was inspired by the view outside of Eugene and Jan Peterson’s home on Flathead Lake.  The Peterson home was a place of retreat and pilgrimage for myself and many many others.  I painted this for our dinning room to remind myself of them,…
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October 10, 2015
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Riding the Blue Ridge Parkway

About every other year I do a bike ride with a best friend, Tee Gatwood.  It’s a 5 day, 472 mile ride that takes us through one of America’s best scenic rides.  This painting was inspired by a moment on that ride. 
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October 3, 2014