“A miraculous event occurs when we throw the lead of our personal story into the transformative flames of creativity. Our hardship is transmuted into something golden. With that gold we heal ourselves and redeem the world.” —Mirabai Starr, Wild Mercy
“Art can amplify the sacred and challenge the status quo. … The arts engage a sacred frequency that is perforated with pauses. … When you least expect it, during the most mundane daily tasks, a shift of focus occurs. This shift bends us toward the universe, a cosmos of soul and spirit, bone and flesh, which constantly reaches toward divinity.” ~Barbara A. Holmes, Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church
Notes from tonight’s reImagine worship at Living Word Lutheran Church with Pastor Emmanuel Jackson and Bishop Michael Rinehart.
“Seven Years of Wonder” is a daily look back at my creative journaling posts since 2014. I began this journey on Feb. 11, 2021, and hope to continue through Feb. 10, 2022. What am I learning about my art and faith journey thus far? What has remained constant? Where have I been changed? How is this impacting present and future art-making?
A deep bow of gratitude to you for keeping me company on this journey.