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Conquering the Storms

Inspiration waits around countless surprising corners. Sometimes I even find it…on an inspirational CD! Not long ago, a friend shared spiritual music with me; on the CD cover, photos of brilliant lighting flashed. Being moved by the music, I considered the power of lighting. Once it frightened me, but that was when I was a child and the fire that ripped the sky was a fearsome mystery. Now I understand lighting to be the power of God made visible, and I take comfort in it.

In Conquering the Storms, sixth in my Seaside Memories Collection, I confront images of God’s awesome power – lighting, storm clouds, driving winds, pounding surf. Here in truth is a storm that can shake us to the core of our being. And yet, if we hold onto the rock of our faith, we can ride out any storm.

The massive octagonal lighthouse is an image of that rock – its light guides the sailboat, riding fearsome waves to a safe haven. Conquering the Storms is a parable in paint, an inspired affirmation of the great gift of faith, which allows us to accept the power of God as a source of strength.

  • In loving tribute to his wife Nanette, Thomas Kinkade has hidden seven N’s in Conquering the Storms.
  • Lighthouses are a favorite painting subject for Thom. Although these paintings typically portray calm waters, Conquering the Storms is his first lighthouse piece to portray a stormy seascape.
  • Conquering the Storms is an epic release, and the sixth painting in Thom’s very popular Seaside Memories Collection – most of which is completely sold out!
  • Although to many, lighting is often a frightening phenomenon, to Thom it is a soothing reminder of the power of God.
  • Thom has painted the unwavering lighthouse of Conquering the Storms to represent the importance of strong faith and how it can guide us and keep us safe from harm.
Title Conquering the Storms
Published July 1999
Collection Seaside Memories VI

Image Sizes

18" x 27"
24" x 36"
28" x 42"

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