Friday, December 19, 2014

Sunday Sermon Illustration

Hello everyone! Here is another post from my Sunday Sermons Series.

This illustration is from a sermon on November 30, 2014. The main theme was that God is always with you. You may not always be able to see Him, I've chosen fear, and apathy as my visual representation of ways we can blind ourselves to God, there are many more.

And He isn't planning on leaving Me in the darkest place. He's walking with me on my journey, which means I will walk out of it one way or another. It might not be the way I thought, or that I would prefer. But it is according to His will, not mine.

As always, thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my work. God bless. --Ry

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Celtic Cross 2 on Etsy

Hello all, and merry Christmas to you and yours!

This morning I posted a new drawing to Etsy, a Celtic style cross. I really enjoy doodling Celtic crosses, and decided it was time I did a few for the store. I took a lot of pictures of carved stone crosses in graveyards all over Ireland when my family went over in 1993. That was an amazing trip. I plan to draw more, and hopefully the future designs will be more intricate.

Click here or on the image to the left to see the whole image in my Etsy store.

As always thank you for stopping by and encouraging an artist in your midst. --Ry

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Last week in Sunday School we discussed forgiveness.

Romans 12:14-16 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Andy (teacher of the day) and Chip (Chip Ingram, the speaker on our DVD curriculum) talked about forgiveness being ongoing, not just a momentary thing. He said that you choose to forgive, that's the first step. Then you live out the rest of forgiveness by praying for the person that wronged you, and then being joyful when good things happen to them (live in harmony).

As there is quite a bit about it in the news lately I mentioned that I think I would have serious trouble forgiving someone who tortured and/or murdered my children because we are Christian. Forgiveness is one thing when you're sitting at your desk as a concept, it's a whole other thing out there in the world where you have to live it.