Day: March 22, 2015

The Magazine: Counting Dogs

Seeing the dogs’ smiling faces would bring enough joy on its own. But counting dogs also reminds me it’s possible to see beauty and eternity anywhere and everywhere. So even when the three dogs’ driveway is empty, I look for beauty,,, That’s why counting dogs is part of my spiritual practice.

The Magazine: Ritual making meaning when death meets life

white crosses with a name and date set up on the shoulder of a busy highway, elaborate front yard arrangements of candles and stuffed animals, urban sidewalks dotted with candles and liquor bottles; these places, tributes to local death, are holy ground. But what do they mean, to those who pass by and to those who construct them? And what might the church learn from these interactive memorials?