The More We Listen the More We Love

The More We Listen the More We Love Russian Music by James Ensor https://seekinggoddaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/themorewelistenthemorewelove.mp3 We find ourselves in a parlor of a couple where the wife is playing the piano and her husband is attentively listening. He sits close by with hands folded on his lap and head cocked towards the piano so as not…

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Don’t Forget

Don’t Forget Old Woman Praying by Nicolaes Maes https://seekinggoddaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/dontforget.mp3 We are witnesses in this painting of a private moment between a woman and God. The table is spread before her with dinner. It’s simple but abundant. There are three kinds of bread, a large salmon steak, bowl of soup and a side dish of potatoes…

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The Older We Get the Bigger Our Burdens

The Older We Get the Bigger Our Burdens Census at Bethlehem by Pieter Bruegel https://seekinggoddaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/theolderwegetthebiggerourburdens.mp3 What we see here is only one small part of the entire painting. Pieter Bruegel’s works are always so busy and full of activity that it’s easy to miss much of it. We see the sun setting on Bethlehem which…

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Food For the Soul

Food For the Soul Three for Five by John G. Brown https://seekinggoddaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/foodforthesoul.mp3 The time is perhaps the 19th Century since John G. Brown lived between 1831 – 1913. He captures a moment in British society when a young boy, who should be in school, is on the street selling flowers. He looks to be about…

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone Going to the Fair by Thomas Webster https://seekinggoddaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/stepoutofyourcomfortzone.mp3 There’s excitement in the air because the fair is on. The little lady standing in the doorway is prepared to lead everyone into the day. She stands erect and ready to hand her grandpa his cane. Two other children are practically…

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Alone But Not Lonely

Alone But Not Lonely The Automat by Edward Hopper https://seekinggoddaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/alonebutnotlonely.mp3 I remember well the auto-mat at the hospital that I worked at. They are a self-serve–open 24 hours a day– place to get a quick cup of coffee and sandwich out of a vending machine. It was often the only place open in the wee…

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Are You Following a Blind Guide?

Are You Following a Blind Guide? The Blind Leading the Blind by Pieter Bruegel the Elder https://seekinggoddaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/areyoufollowingablindguide.mp3 We see two blind men walking along the road together. The first man who is leading looks awake and confident. He walks as though he can see — but he can’t. Does he know where he is going?…

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Surprised!

Surprised! Surprised by Henri Rousseau https://seekinggoddaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/surprised.mp3 This is a picture literally bustling with detail, color and movement. But, even for all the busyness of the painting our eye goes directly to the tiger. He is actively on the move as you see his hind haunches in midair. His eyes are fixed on something ahead that…

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Are You Excited About God?

Are You Excited About God? Detail of Tama the Japanese Dog by Pierre Auguste  Renoir https://seekinggoddaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/areyouexcitedaboutgod.mp3 This dog is so alive you just want to shake his paw that he extends to us. He is alert with a bright happy face. There is an excited, expectation in his whole body. A pose like this has…

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Walking in Step With God

Walking in Step With God The Knitting Lesson by Jean-Francois Millet https://seekinggoddaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/walkinginstepwithgod.mp3 This painting is a snapshot of a mother teaching her young daughter how to knit. Both of their faces are glued on their project. The mother’s skillful hands are placed on top of her daughter’s hands to guide the knitting process. All the…

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