March 3

I’m experimenting a bit with the format of these posts, paying attention to how the image and text look together. Thanks for your patience as this journey through Seven Years of Wonder unfolds.


a glimpse and gift beyond measure from the Waimea Valley on Oahu

It’s a little thing,

really, to look up, see more.

Communion awaits.


I’ll be away from my paints for the next couple weeks. I may go through withdrawal.

I’ll be back… just like Spring.


“Through the heartfelt mercies of God, God’s sunrise will break in upon us… showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peace.” —Luke 1:78-79 (The Message)

Perhaps that could be called “flow steppin’.”

“…surrendering to that which is, and saying yes, you begin to feel free and open. A new sense of well-being sets in when you know you are on your path.” —Gena Davis, YogaMass: Embodying Christ Consciousness

“Opening to the sacred is a profound,life-changing process. It frees enormous energy that needs to be channeled back out into the world in service.” —Lauren Artress


“Survival is grace. In Jeremiah 31, we hear of Rachel’s weeping, and it also speaks of a grace found in the wilderness. Those of us who experience this wilderness of life—of being alive to the injustices of the world—find grace in the midst of it. A grace for healing in the midst of trauma, grace to speak to powers that would rather we be quiet, grace to continue to fight for the safety and liberation for generations to come.” ~Micky ScottBey Jones, Keep Watch with Me Lenten Reader


“[C]reative work requires a loyalty as complete as the loyalty of water to the force of gravity.” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream

“God created things that create themselves in ever-new life forms.” ~Richard Rohr


Often when reading one thing, another comes to mind. Such was the case with today’s ELCA World Hunger devotion, a poem representing the voice of the heart of a 6-year-old child living with HIV and AIDS.

“Ahhh … little ship
You’re getting away from me
When will you come and pass before me?
Because I want to wait for you here, in this place.
Please … tell me when you will come.”
~Sister Nurhayati Silalahi, Huria Kristen Batak Protestan, Indonesia

“And I saw the river over which every soul must pass to reach the kingdom of heaven and the name of that river was suffering; and I saw the boat which carries souls across the river and the name of that boat was love.”
~St. John of the Cross


Notes from LEAD’s Influence 2015 Event ~ what a grace-filled, soulful, creative day with Travis Reed, Phuc Luu and KellyAnn Hall of The Work of the People. Some of the notes are my own thoughts while processing the experience, so forgive me if there are any misrepresentations.


another page of notes from the LEAD event with The Work Of The People


Notes from LEAD’s Spiritual Health Retreat in Sept. ’13

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