January 5



2017 – Wisdom below from Richard Rohr


A morning toast to two Grünewald Guildmasters, Jean Tudor and Liz Caemmerer, whose work inspired this morning’s devotion, becoming a haiku:

When faith drops from head
Heart-seeing ‘revealed’ redeems
Eyes of fire and love.


“When every last thing seems
to have disappeared in the dark,
consider that you cannot always know
how you bear this brightness
but that it holds you
and is not wasted
or lost.
See how we share this sky,
how it stretches above us
beyond every border,
how every day
turns each of us
in steady revolution
through morning, night,
morning again.”
—an excerpt from Jan Richardson’s Constellation, A Blessing for Women’s Christmas 2019


A flower opens
the eyes of the heart between
mother and daughter.


“Through the window on our left, the Pacific Ocean appeared in her turquoise gray glory, like the mysterious lady of the house… slowly coming down a flight of stairs to greet her slack-jawed guests. I sighed. She was dazzlingly beautiful! Expansive and enthralling. A roar of nature.” —Bako Akomolafe, These Wilds Beyond Our Fences, p. 71

“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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