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  • Hope–A Virtue

    Hope–A Virtue

    Hope appears 129 times in the Bible. It is one of the most important virtues for Christians. I share below some of what I found in my research into this important virtue as well as some of my feelings. Hope in Hebrew Two main Hebrew words are translated as hope in the Old Testament. The […]

  • Catherine’s Art

    When does creating art begin?How does a child depict meaningful sights? Catherine our granddaughter drew these visuals one Christmas.Every year since this has been a favorite holiday presence!                           Lynn Doll

  • Singing with Hopeful and Joyful Hearts

    1 Praise the Lord.Praise God in his sanctuary;    praise him in his mighty heavens.2 Praise him for his acts of power;    praise him for his surpassing greatness.3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,    praise him with the harp and lyre,4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,    praise him with the strings and pipe,5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,    praise him with resounding cymbals.6 Let […]

  • Anticipation

    Fall is my favorite season. For me, fall represents a time for reflection, renewal, birth and spiritual centeredness.  When the leaves on our trees begin to change colors, hibernation starts to settle in. I begin to reflect on the year that is about to end.  I reflect on all of my hopes, dreams and aspirations […]

  • thoughts on Advent and the art of hope…

    Look around you.Near and farThere are objects and music and design and stories and static and moving pictures and portraitsAn exponential multitude of evidence of artLeading us to the hope and love and light of Christmas morningAnd the birth and rebirth of another chance toHope and love and bring lightLaid before usOnly to receive, retrieve […]

  • Hope for Advent

  • The Trees of Nazareth

    A Sonnet for Advent To Luke was given the gift of mind to hearAnd see, his reed pen dipped in charcoal inkOf art to paint in words the scenes as they appearWithin our hearts as hope when at the brink Of deepest longing for a holy signThat Spirit hears and sees in love and knowsOur abject […]

  • “Art is the Highest Form of Hope”

    Welcome to Advent 2022! Each year we have a new theme and this year’s Advent Blog is inspired by the artist Gerhard Richter’s quote, “Art is the Highest form of Hope.”   As Advent is the season of hope for Christians worldwide, let us bring Richter’s quote into action.   We all need a place to find hope […]

  • Gratitude Sunday

    As I think about gratitude Sunday, I often reflect on how Marble Collegiate Church, has been such an important aspect of my life from the very beginning. I have had the wonderful opportunity of growing up in the church and learning early about our Family of Faith. Being present with my church family on an […]

  • My Gratitude for Marble

    By Michele Wong McSween My gratitude for Marble Collegiate Church began 22 years ago. I had been living in New York for a year, when my mom asked if I was ready to find a church home. She suggested I visit Marble because it the same denomination as our church in Sacramento, California. I remember […]