January 20

There’s currently a wildfire about 15 miles from our cabin, a prescribed burn gone rogue. A changing wind from the north howls and whips through the trees. I wish the wind to blow out the fire like candles on a birthday cake. I’m pretty sure that’s not how it works, though, so I pray for mercy.


2015

2016

2017

“People will sit under their own vines and fig trees with no one to make them afraid.” -Micah 4:4 (The Inclusive Bible)

The Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr called this “audacious faith.”

2018

2019

“Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them to the brim.” —John 2:7

Jesus said to her, ‘Fill the page with ink.’ And she filled it full… except that one little point at the center of everything which remains a great mystery to her.

2020

Love sweeps in to pass
over old ways of closed mind,
joining riven things.

2021

“These are the times of many voices. When those haunting have to be met . . . because the future is not fixed, and the past is yet to come.” —Bayo Akomolafe, These Wilds Beyond Our Fences

“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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