An Instrument of God

It has been rather a tough week for me that maybe at some point I will share with my readers. In spite of this, or maybe because of it, I am wanting to make sure I post something. I need to send a little light out into the universe and hope that it will touch…

Getting Away

We all need to get away To find a bit of breathing room New perspectives Time to reconnect with family A break from the day to day Only this year I am struggling with a tailbone injury/issue that isn’t allowing me to sit in the car for longer than a short trip across town. So…

A Sacrifice of Love

All this month I focused on just one painting of Rogier van der Weyden called “The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece.”  I wanted to demonstrate how one painting could provide multiple perspectives and be worthy of extended meditation. I asked several friends of mine to comment on this painting using the following as their guide:  Community—Seasons—Sacrament— Sacrifice…

Looking to Christ as Our Healer

All this month, I am focusing on this painting by Rogier van der Weyden called “The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece.”   I have asked several friends of mine, who just happen to be women pastors, to comment on this painting using the following as their guide:  Community—Seasons—Sacrament— Sacrifice — Cross— Christ  I asked them: “Like the…

Living Beneath the Cross

All this month, I am focusing on this painting by Rogier van der Weyden called “The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece.”   I have asked several friends of mine, who just happen to be women pastors, to comment on this painting using the following as their guide:  Community—Seasons—Sacrament— Sacrifice — Cross— Christ  I asked them: “Like the…

Love Songs, Dreams and Meditations

Big Weekend… Recital on Sunday at 3:00 so please pray for us that all goes well. I have really enjoyed working with Mark Edwards, guitar, and Adam Gonzalez, cello, on this wonderful program of Love Songs that will touch the heart and Dream Travels music that takes you on imaginary journeys of the mind. I…

Armchair Pilgrim

As we enter into this month of harvest, I must admit that the idea of pilgrimage has recently held a certain fascination for me. Not sure why…but maybe it is the idea of journey… to a far away land… to discover untold mysteries and to enlighten my spiritual mind. While I do enjoy travel, I…

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Originally posted on God Thru the Arts:
Sitting home today in the middle of snow storm, I have decided it is a wonderful day for a discussion of flowers:) Several years ago while on a car trip in New England, my husband and I stopped over in Hartford Conn, to visit the home of Mark Twain. It is…

I Thirst

Seven Last Words, James Macmillan   Psalm 22New International Version (NIV) Psalm 22[a] For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David. 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?     Why are you so far from saving me,     so far…

Heroes of Compassion

Originally posted on God Thru the Arts:
How can we make the story of the “Good Samaritan” come to life? What could gazing at this painting, by Van Gogh, potentially reveal that is new and undiscovered.  Possibly nothing, and yet I do enjoy gazing at the scene and thinking about why he might have chosen this story…