“A Child’s Prayer” reminds us of the sacred times that we share with our children in prayer. Prayer can change our perspective give us renewed hope. Children are very close to the spirit and teaching them to pray helps them learn that there is a Heavenly Father who loves them very much.
It is that time again to make and keep your New Year’s resolutions. My resolution is to be kinder to my family my children and to be less critical. Whatever you do you should follow the example of Jesus in the making and keeping of your resolutions. Here is a painting by Doc Christensen called “The Resurrection and the Life” that helps us remember Him. Let us all seek to be kinder as he is, wise as he is and loving as he is in 2014.
So when I was on my mission, the sister missionaries were tough, the reason that they only serve for 18 months is because they do twice if not three times as much as most elders do in two years. I am so excited that the missionary age was changed to 19 instead of 21 for sisters. We need more sisters to bring the gospel to others. This painting called “Witness for His Name” reminds us of the sacred role that our sisters do for the missionary program and the church.
This holiday season people will be spending time with family and friends. However, we are asked to spend time with our family weekly on with Family Home Evening. We should not have to wait until Christmas to spend time with our family. This painting by Doc Christensen reminds us of the great opportunity that we have to share the gospel and the scriptures with those that we love. The painting is called Scripture Study.
I avoided calling this post “The True Meaning of Christmas” because I think that is cliche. What Christmas might mean to me is different than what it might mean to another. For example some people might say that it is about the Saviors Birth, (which is what we celebrate) I believe that it is about his life. Christmas is a Christian holiday but it originated from the Catholic Church. Christ’s Mass became Christmas. I have great respect for the Catholics and appreciate what they gave us with Christmas. So for some they might feel that the celebration of Christmas is pagan because of its roots. I love Christmas and I love studying about the life of Jesus.
I remember when I was about 9 years old we had a Christmas program at our church they did some songs but had a slide show showing the life of Jesus Christ. I asked my primary teacher how long did Jesus live she said 33 years. That was the first time I had ever heard that. This slide show began a life long love of studying the savior life. The true meaning of Christmas is that he lives and he loves us.
One of my favorite paintings is the Hands of the Master, which I think exemplifies what Christmas should be about His life and what he did for us.
May you each have a merry Christmas and find out what Christmas means to you! For this and other paintings please visit http://www.prophetpaintings.com
We are pleased to carry this painting by Doc Christensen. Christ and the dove is a great painting that shows and expresses Doc’s devotion and testimony of Jesus Christ. With all of the negativity in the world and the hatred, we should sit down every once in awhile and ponder upon the peace that the testimony of Jesus has in our lives. We hope that you find joy and love as you ponder the message of this painting. For more information about Christ and the Dove, please visit http://www.prophetpaintings.com
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This painting called “Leap of Faith” by Doc Christensen reminds us that we need to have faith and hope in Jesus who will catch us when we have faith. The painting is inscribed with the following statement:
“Though the chasm which stretches between you seems boundless, the savior requires that you turn from where you stand and go to him. Trusting in him, willing yourself to make a leap of faith”
This painting is now available. This is a great painting for youth and even missionaries.
Don’t get discouraged, never give up, be confident!
Prophet Paintings is proud to offer a new print for baptisms. “Girl at the Font” and “Boy at the Font”. While on my mission, I saw Catholic pictures of Christ sitting with the children sharing Communion even though different than how we might perceive things, I thought that was a cool concept, little did I know that Doc Christensen would come up with something similar that meets the needs of an LDS audience. We are please to announce the arrival of these paintings and are excited to offer them an exclusive of ProphetPaintings.com
The print comes in two flavors, one for a Boy baptism and one for a Girl baptism. We hope that you feel the sacredness of these paintings.
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This piece speaks for itself, however it does appear that the boy that is standing in his mother’s lap does have down syndrome. This painting means a lot to me. Although I don’t have a child with this special needs, I have know several children and adults who have. One of my favorite movies is called Shorty a story of an older man in his 50s who has this special need, it shows his life and his wish to have his favorite college football team to beat their arch rivals. The reason this is such a inspirational film is because most with down syndrome don’t live past their mid 20s. He loved everybody and everybody loved him because of his positive attitude and great outlook on life. I knew an individual who had these special challenges, he passed away at 23 years old. I know these people are close to our heavenly father.
My brother-in-law is serving a mission in Russia. He will be a fantastic missionary. My wife asked him if he could have any piece of LDS art from our website what would he choose. His choice surprised me. He said he wanted to have the painting called “Hands of the Master” by Doc Christensen. I love this painting as it describes the personality of the savior through His hands.
Hands of Innocence
Hands of Learning
Hands of Healing
Hands of Giving
Hands of Prayer
Hands of Sacrafice
Hands of Forgiveness