December 13

Holy Creativity! This look back is pausing/causing me to take notice of the abundance of Creative Spirit that flows through the season of Advent.







As co-creators and artists, we wait for and connect creative sparks, kindling the fire of imagination. In this process, we become part of the divine creative fire that has no beginning or end. Just as Isaiah was touched on the lips with a burning coal, empowering him to prophesy in words, perhaps our hands are similarly commissioned to prophesy in images. —from my Advent devotion in the 2019 Gather magazine

“You have come down, Lord, into this day which is now beginning. But, alas, how infinitely different in degree is your presence for one and another of us in the events which are now preparing and which all of us together will experience! … I shall stretch out my hand unhesitatingly towards the fiery bread which you set before me.” —Teilhard de Chardin


“At a deep and fundamental level, the ‘separate parts’ of the universe are connected in an intimate and immediate way.” (Zukav, Dancing Wu Li) “The best way to describe this phenomenon of quantum theory is simply to state the incredible. ‘Once two quantum entities have interacted with each other, they retain a power to influence each other, no matter how widely they subsequently might separate.’” (Polkinghorne, Science and Theology) —Barbara A. Holmes, Race and the Cosmos, p. 197

“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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