Soul Food Board

Yesterday as part of our ‘lighthouse cafe- inside out’ I created a soul food board to engage with people. The idea is to encourage people to pause and think about how to nourish their soul. I’ve been fascinated with the symbolism of feathers and the promises of covering and protection found in the scriptures associated…

The great embrace

I miss hugging people in this time of the world wide pandemic. I’m going to hug more often when this is all over! It’s hard keeping your distance when you see people suffering. The Easter story is a story of a great embrace. Transcendent holy God embracing humankind in our suffering by taking upon himself,…

Stressful times and creativity…

I needed to paint. It’s a way to recreate and be at peace and in this global pandemic I needed to meet with God afresh. Besides, things were getting a little stressful in the Duffett household, with homeschooling and juggling work from home! So here’s what I created in my time of solace and worship.

Night and day shining!

I got to spend the day creating and painting with my daughters. I was commissioned by my friend Andy Putt (in the picture above) who leads ‘streetlight project’ in Wimborne, Dorset. He asked me to paint a corridor by the loos of the centre. And seeing as it was him who asked me, I said…

Courage: Because I am loved

We can have courage because we are loved. In this new series of paintings for 2020 Chris Duffett shares 4 unique limited edition prints of the original prophetic art work painted at Fresh Streams annual gathering 2020. They all have the theme of courage and Chris took the courage to paint in a different and…

Evangelism and art

Recently I led a small team of 7 people to explore different ways of painting with the hope that together we would then give some of the paintings away. For some, this was a brand new experience so I gave plenty of time to ‘play’ with the materials and explore different techniques as well as…

Wild geese

Just as the dove is commonly used as a symbol of the Holy Spirit the ancient Celts third person of the trinity was represented as a wild goose. Recently I was commissioned to paint for someone who wanted to give a gift to a friend… they asked me to paint something that would speak from…

Prayer paintings

It was fairly quiet at our weekly community lighthouse cafe this week so I did some prayer paintings for some of our regulars to encourage them. Each one carried a simple message and encouragement: