January 3

Not too long ago I was online with a group and mentioned that I had once glued a tiny feather in my journal. Its memory just popped up from 2014. Sure enough, I pulled out the journal and although a little worse for the wear, it’s still there. 🙂








“There are those that have in themselves the gift of Joy. … To them Joy is given as a precious ingredient in life. …in their faces we sense a glory which is the very light of Heaven.” —Howard Thurman, From the Inward Journey


“It turns out there are things beyond story—beyond human subjectivity. Beyond experience. Like what, you ask? . . . Red is not just a word or an idea; there is ‘something outside’ what we can say or think about it—‘something’ in its doing that slips away from the best descriptions, even those that come from verbose writings like mine.” —Bayo Akomolafe, These Wilds Beyond Our Fences, p. 56-57

“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.

One thought on “January 3

  1. Jim says:

    I find it interesting, that we are more and more hearing / seeing the important role that gratitude plays in our spiritual journey. Perhaps amid the loss, and grief, and stress of the last (almost) 2 years of COVID we have begun to see that gratitude is not weakness. Gratitude breaks the barriers that our obsession with individualism creates.


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