March 4

If I ever write a book, this concept I wrote about in 2019 may be worthy of revisiting: “It’s a curious thing to ponder where it is that I connect with my innermost intuition. For me recently it’s been at the canvas as I’m painting. Practicing the receiving of inspiration and acting on it, then sitting back, listening and then acting again. Practicing this over and over, I’ve come to realize is like soul breathing for me.”

2020

For a lot of this week I’ll be cooking for a retreat group at the Guild. As one of our artists in residence said, my “art will be happening in the kitchen this week.” 🙂 Still, here’s what’s on my easel now, an underpainting, the very, very beginnings of my next oil. From the experience with my last painting, it seems that some of you enjoyed seeing parts of the creative journey, too


2019

“Listening to our interior language [of the body-mind-soul-spirit] gets us closer and closer to wholeness and our inner truth that God beckons us to hear. It is when we go back to the beginning, sitting in the silence of the cave of the heart, that we hear the gentle nudging and longings of the soul. As I leaned in, closer and closer, I heard God whispering to me… ‘Go back to the beginning…remember who you are.’” —Gena Davis, YogaMass: Embodying Christ Consciousness

“I’m just a grain of sand in this giant, giant universe. I’m going to pass from this form in a little while, just like everyone else will. But I’m also a child of God and part of the eternal Body of Christ. I’m connected radically, inherently, intrinsically to the Center and to everything else.” —Richard Rohr

An Ash Wednesday haiku:
Humble holiness
Re-membered in ritual
Ashes of glory

It’s a curious thing to ponder where it is that I connect with my innermost intuition. For me recently it’s been at the canvas as I’m painting. Practicing the receiving of inspiration and acting on it, then sitting back, listening and then acting again. Practicing this over and over, I’ve come to realize is like soul breathing for me.

2018

“So not only is there a loop of wandering of grief in my life, there and is also a loop of resurrection as every day I become more whole as I rely on God’s healing and mercy.” ~Tonya Primm, Keep Watch with Me Lenten Reader


2017

“[T]he world’s working artists are not trying to help the world go around, but forward. Which is something altogether different from the ordinary.” ~Mary Oliver


2016

“They gave comfort and hope. We met Christ in them, and the raging waters did not have the last word.” ~Bishop H. Julian Gordy, Southeastern Synod of the ELCA


2015

Loved this gem from Saturday’s LEAD Influence event. It makes me think about Genesis 1:31… God the great artist saw everything created, and indeed it was very good.


2014

more processing of heart, soul, mind and strength

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