RAISED ON T.V. WESTERNS

RAISED ON T.V. WESTERNS ————- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——— I saw the first westerns on T.V. in the early 1950s, the Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, etc. and then we would drive out on weekend trips and I would see the scenery first hand. Some were filmed in New Mexico including … Continue reading

NAMBE

NAMBE —————- Jim Pecha, B.Arch., Christian Artist, Minister of Creativity copyright 2013 ————- The Church at Nambe, New Mexico, is one of the more modern churches, but still has the simple adobe presence. It sits on a hill with the view of the distant blue purple Jemez Mountains in the background. I cropped off the … Continue reading

ARE YOU MISSING THE FIRST SECTION OF THE LADDER TO HEAVEN

ARE YOU MISSING THE FIRST SECTION OF LADDER TO HEAVEN? ——– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —- As I stared at the picture I realized it really was an analogy for reaching heaven. The Church, the Body of Christ, holds the first section of the ladder. Only through accepting Christ … Continue reading

INTIMATE SPIRIT

INTIMATE SPIRIT ———- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —- The Church at Chimayo “once” had an intimate humble spirit, where anyone could go and listen to the quiet peaceful lyrics, about sacred adobe earth that heals the body and soul in a single visit, but now has simply become a … Continue reading

MAN ON THE HILL – spiritual/sexual therapy

MAN ON THE HILL ———– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —— Obsessions and addictions are part of human nature. As i’ve read many times, everyone is addicted to something. When Christians resist, addictions to alcohol, smoking, gambling, sex, money, power, social status and spend their time thinking about spiritual matters … Continue reading

DISTRAUGHT UNTIL SYMMETRY

DISTRAUGHT UNTIL SYMMETRY ———- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —— She felt distressed and distraught most of the time stimulated by her inner turmoil and conflict. Desire and needs became confused within her heart and mind. We came to Taos Pueblo on a trip just to give her something to … Continue reading

STUMBLING BLOCKS

STUMBLING BLOCK ——— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —— The Bile talks about stumbling blocks a lot, something that mainly keeps people from finding A relationship with God. The crucifixion of Christ was a stumbling block for the Jews and nonsense for the Greeks the Bible says. But there are … Continue reading

ON THE EDGE

ON THE EDGE —– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —— The Church is supposed to be on the edge of the physical and spiritual, bringing together the two aspects of life. If the Church is sitting too far inland on the physical side of life it will become too comfortable … Continue reading

MEDITATION

  MEDITATION ——-   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——   Meditation in New Mexico is as simple as finding the sunlit side of an old adobe Church and sliding down next to the mud plastered wall into a sitting position, closing your eyes and letting the warm sun shine … Continue reading

OUTSIDE, INSIDE, OUTSIDE

  OUTSIDE, INSIDE, OUTSIDE —–   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——   I took the time once to explore the old mining town of Golden, New Mexico. The school-house had only a few walls and at that time the Church on the hill was also in bad shape, stucco … Continue reading