My parents recently watched my young son while I was speaking at the Jot Writers Conference in Grand Rapids. When I returned to their place, I saw that they had set aside a few more items from their basement, placing near the door--a subtle hint that I should take them home and place them in my basement. (This has been a slow and steady process since I got married, fifteen years ago).
But this time, it wasn't a box of old toys or school papers. It was one of my masterpieces from my early teen foray into acrylic paints. For a while there in the late-'80s/early-'90s. I churned out a fairly steady supply of Peretti-inspired spiritual warfare pictures. I remember thinking they were pretty awesome.
(For an in-depth analysis of this work of fine art, click here.)