These images, which I call contemporary icons, are depictions of ways we can rest in God in our lives. Each icon is intended to help you feel the presence of God and to experience a deeper level of calm. Focus on any aspect of the image and let it settle you, let it take you closer to how your story interacts with it, let it point you to God. There are scripture passages that accompany each image. Use them if they help you make contact with the icon more easily. Sometimes the image stays with you for days and takes you deeper as you let it sink in. Take each icon into your soul slowly and prayerfully.

For more icons go to the icons category on this site and absorb the wonder of God in this gift of beauty.


“In a mother’s womb”

Psalm 139:13 (NRSV)

For it was you who formed my inward parts;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Isaiah 49:1 (NRSV)

The Lord called me before I was born,

while I was in my mother’s womb he named me.