Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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 quite spectacular and defiantly worth the trip,…

The Spirit of Christmas Lives: An Ode to Mr. Wilbur

Originally posted on God Thru the Arts:
MR. WILBUR AND GRANDSON I had a friend….. who looked like Santa Claus….. and this friend, who looked like Santa Claus, wanted to play the flute. And so it came that we should meet…. that day when Santa came to learn the flute. and through the years, he…

Michelangelo’s Spiritual Exercises

Originally posted on God Thru the Arts:
Sistine Chapel, Creation of Adam (detail) by Michelangelo Buonarroti, fresco 1510, Vatican Museum Galleries, Vatican City, Image Courtesy Bridgeman Art Library. Seeing God is no small task, however. It can seem daunting, to say the least, but it is an exercise that is well worth the effort. To…

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

In honor of my 25th wedding anniversary, I thought we could all Fly a Kite:) This is a recreation of the moment this song was written and shows beautifully the power of music to bring people together.     Enjoy! Dear Lord help us to live in the present and to fully enjoy the great…

A Minor Fall and a Major Lift

I am sending you an IOU this week on “Wind” the 3rd in my series on the “Elements” I am working on something special to focus on Harpers Ferry WV and so I don’t want to rush things. I have decided to pause instead to ask you for your prayers as I enter into the coming…

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Who are your heroes? Do have many? I wonder… what are the special qualities we admire the most in them… strength of character….perseverance against adversity….selfless giving….all qualities that are very Christ like in nature. So what does it do for us to have these kinds of roll models? Isn’t Jesus enough? As we rested last…

Sanctuaries of the Soul

Space to breath….to rest from travel…a place of safety..these are the things we all long for in our lives. So how can we provide these for ourselves and for those we come in contact with as we pass through our week? A place of sanctuary for weary travelers that provides rest and safe haven can serve an…

Sounds of the Spirit

    How do we know when we have heard from the Spirit? This is the question I pose to you, as we reflect on the Apostles’ Creed Week #8 “I believe in the Holy Spirit” What does the Spirit sound like? How do we allow ourselves to correctly interpret what we have heard? Isn’t…

Christ is the Conduit of God’s Love

This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles. file source Listen to this interview of Dali by Mike Wallace I will not pretend to completely understand this work, but instead point out some of the things to view and then follow it with my own…