Continuing The Celebration

It would be nice if we could all keep Christmas and Easter in our hearts every day, all year, wouldn’t…

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One Day Of A Life

Maybe any one day of a life, even the most humdrum, has in it something of the mystery of that…

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Sacrifice

Image above (and on front-page mastheads): Sacrifice by Sherry Byrd.

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She Said “Yes”

She knelt beside the neatly planted rows of cumin, dill, and mint. The clear March sky was bright; a flock…

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Through One Window

  While sitting in the doctor’s office, I was intrigued by the sky as seen through a rectangular window. The…

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Beauty At Hand

Seen above, left (and on front-page mastheads): Grandmother’s Spoon; middle: The Fork That Will Not Stab; and right: Knife for…

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Foretelling

HAPPY IS THE ONE WHO walks otherwise Than in the manner of the heedless Who stands otherwise Than in the…

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Celebrate

Image above and on front-page mastheads: Christmas Morning by Virginia Wieringa.

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The Longest Night

  All throughout these months as the shadows have lengthened, this blessing has been gathering itself, making ready, preparing for…

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What Am I Expecting?

This is the first day of Advent. Every year I ask the question of what I am expecting from the…

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For Nobody

A yellow flower (Light and spirit) Sings by itself For nobody. A golden spirit (Light and emptiness) Sings without a…

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Tears To Shed

Franciscan Prayer of Blessing: “May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer, so that we will…

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What I Can Say

To paint is a mysterious and individual act which could almost be self-sufficient due to the intimacy of the approach:…

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