May 17

“There is something
in me so bright and
shining in itself
that the darkness
I fall into or make
whether in despair
or delight cannot
thwart the flow
of this inner light.”

—Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart by Jon M. Sweeney and Mark S. Burrows, p. 84

A quiet light flows
onward, Love will find a way —
each spark in its time.

Something inside so strong, it only takes a spark.


“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.

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