The Other Virtues

Memorial day weekend plays a dual role in modern America – offering an opportunity to honor those who died in active military service and ushering in the beginning of the summer holidays. Here’s hoping summer offers us all an opportunity to practice the...

As Much As There Is

He catapults out of bed in the middle of the night and I hear his bare feet slapping against the hallway’s wooden floor as he hustles through the darkness.  All of this comes to me as sleep’s heavy shadow gives way to a dim and growing awareness.  Then, he...

Slow Down (an invitation)

(I call this picture “Converse in the Wild”) slow down, just be be still be present listen to, and dwell in, what is here, now, this moment what love? what fear? and what possible doorway between the two? (grace, always, is the...

A Painter Stopped By, Out of the Blue

I started painting three years ago because our new-old farm house had large wall spaces; wide, paneled surfaces.  I started painting because we couldn’t afford to buy art to hang.  Driving home from the grocery store one day with the twins buckled in to...

This is What God is Like

Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone?  Or if the child asks for fish, will give a snake?  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good...
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