The Arch has served as the University of Georgia’s most visible symbol. For most graduates, visiting the Arch after commencement is a rite of passage. Since the 1900s, tradition has held that students may not pass beneath the Arch until they have received a diploma from UGA. The three pillars of the Arch stand for wisdom, justice and moderation.
UGA Chapel Bell
The Chapel is one of the most aesthetically pleasing buildings at Georgia. The bell is rung to mark athletic victories, special occasions, and oftentimes, just for fun.
UGA 1785 Abstract
This is an abstract with the date 1785. When the University of Georgia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly on January 27, 1785, Georgia became the first state to charter a state-supported university.
This bridge, which connects Oconee Forest Park and the intramural fields off College Station Road, provides a scenic place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
A picture of our relationship with God as believers. We are empty, dry, cracked pots with nothing to offer. But GOD fills us with Himself through salvation in Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. He is constantly filling us with Living Water from His never-ending supply. He looks and sees His own reflection instead of a broken vessel because of Jesus. He then accepts the praise and thanksgiving and worship we give in response. Not only does His overflow bring Him honor and praise, it overflows into the lives of others- a beautiful aroma.
This scene is from 2Kings 4. The widow is going to lose her sons because of debt, but Elisha, the prophet of God, gives her the instruction to gather containers and pour out the last of her oil into them to sell to pay her debt. She obeys and behind the closed doors of their home, the mom pours out everything she has and instead of running out, she and her sons watch God miraculously provide over and over for each vessel, enough to save and sustain their family. This is one of my favorite motherhood scriptures... as we obey and just keep pouring out, empty as we are in ourselves, God provides the oil, the opportunities, the miracle, and the provision over and over and over again.
"May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." -2 Corinthians 13:14
Father- the Almighty, Sovereign over all, worthy of all our praise and honor and glory
Son- Jesus Christ, our Life Source and place of refuge, always pointing to the Father
Spirit- the very Breath of God, always present and speaking Truth to the believer and always pointing to the Son and praying for us.
In Genesis 28 Jacob has finally stopped striving to manipulate his future and laid down to rest. Once he stopped striving God revealed Himself to Jacob in a dream, showing him that his future wasn't about power or money or control, but about God providing a way to Himself through a promised Savior. Jacob awoke and worshipped and called the place "Bethel" the dwelling or house of God. May we stop striving to reach God and instead find His true rest- His provision through Christ's work!!
Meet the Artist
Hi, I am so glad you have landed on my website. I am a wife, mom, and home-educator in Athens, GA who has found a hobby and passion in painting.
I have always loved art. Whether it is one of God's beautiful sunsets, an artistic piece on the wall, or an amazingly designed building...art inspires. Art can affect our moods, lift our heads, and certainly bring God glory. My desire to paint ignited when I read Deuteronomy 6:9, "Write them (my commandments) on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."
I knew I wanted our family's environment to be beautiful and, as my husband I trained our children, we wanted His Words to be in our hearts, minds, and all around us. Painting is a perfect conduit for this type of inspiration, so I decided to paint His Word for our walls.
We moved to Athens in 2014 and my husband commissioned me to paint the UGA Arch for his office. This began a journey of painting some local landmarks of the area, particularly UGA-related icons. Athens is beautiful and there are many haunts worthy of painting.
I hope you take the time to view my gallery and, whether you are drawn to the art or not, I pray it inspires you to lift your head!
If you are interested in finding out more about the paintings, or would be interested in talking about a commission project, I'd love to speak with you.
Prints of my UGA Arch painting are available at Athens Art and Frame and look forward to possibly having more pieces there in the future. Give the gift of art to remember Athens!
Francis A. Schaeffer