Colorful Acrylic Painting of Tree and the Desire to Give

This post features my daughter's dream...selling her paintings to help the poor: I’ve recently come up with the idea of a small social enterprising company called, “The Giving Tree.” Essentially, I’d like to start by selling artwork, paintings and photographs, and use the profits to empower locals in developing countries through already established microfinancing organizations, …

Save the World One Painting at a Time

This post features my daughter's idea for merging her passion for painting with her desire to change the world: What is your passion? What is your dream? When I was a little girl, I wanted to save the world. I didn’t know what that even meant at the time, but somehow I knew that it …

The Great Apple Dilemma

"Would you rather eat an apple or become a tree?" The Great Apple Dilemma has existed since the Garden of Eden—the lure and lust to place "knowing" above "communing" with one's Maker. Now I'm not a theologian nor is this a commentary on the book of Genesis, but the apple represents something to me—my temptation …