June 22

As I scroll through and allow this day’s images to tell me something new in their gathering, what comes to mind is the storyline of a book I recently read, Wendell Berry’s Jayber Crow. Jayber Crow is a town barber and mystic of Port William, Kentucky, who tells his life story of belonging and homecoming.

Sometimes we are given the gift of full-on physical presence, common ground and common clock time, in which we can share God’s goodness. I also believe the gift sometimes happens across time in a particular space, say on the banks of a particular river in a particular small town. Likewise I trust the gift also happens as we engage, physically apart from one another, in kind of a “prayer of the hours” practice.

Are we ever really apart, though?







“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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