I am a writer, poet, artist, musician, and a follower of Jesus. This blog site is a collection of a number of my works.
The site name Revealing the Sons was birthed during one of my visits to Mozambique, Africa where I discovered a hand-written copy of Romans chapter 8. I may have read it hundreds of times throughout my stay. I had read Romans 8 many times before then. It has always been one of my favorite chapters. But something came alive in me as I read it one of those times. It was these verses which caught my eye:
“The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.” – Romans 8:19-21 NIV
These verses birthed in me questions about the sons of God and of the redemption of creation. They have become by life’s passion. They have taken me on a quest for answers. They have caused me to question much of what I believe and much of what I was taught growing up. Much of my writing is a reflection on that journey thus far.
My poetry takes on many forms. At times it is light and whimsical. Other times it takes on a deeper and more serious note. It encompasses a broad spectrum of topics and ideas. I draw inspiration for my poetry from life and from my art. Each of my poems was written to compliment one of my works of art. They communicate in written form what the art speaks in visual form.
I have been creating original art since about 1998. All my work are digital paintings done in Adobe Photoshop. I started with Photoshop 3. I experimented with brushes, filters, layers, and many other things. I learned the program inside and out. My initial desire was to learn how to use Photoshop to create photo realistic pieces. I never succeeded. Though, I did end up finding my own unique artistic style. All of the images on this site are pieces of my original work. Prints of my work are available from my artist website.
I have been playing guitar for as long as I have been creating art. I love to discover and experiment. I love intervals, chords, and scales. I love talking music and music theory. I also love a good jam session.