For God so loved the world that he gave us his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (niv) Many of us have heard this passage our entire lives. But what does an open and loving view of God’s gift of Jesus look like…
Practicing Stillness: Listening
Guilty! I hear myself say… Have you ever been so busy thinking about what you wanted to say next that you didn’t really listen to what your friend or loved one was trying to share with you? I know I have, and I am resolved to do better. And this is where our journey of…
Practicing Stillness: Stepping Into Scripture
I am normally so drawn to color but if you stop and really take a moment you will see that this image glows with heavenly light.
Practicing Stillness: Train up a Child…
In all of the efforts undertaken to protect the Christchild… what time is there for stillness? Or silliness for that matter? How can we make time for myrth and music when we feel stretched beyond our capacity daily? When ‘free time’ is scarce and, sometimes the only thing that feels possible is attempting to recover for the next push?
Practicing Stillness: A Quiet Place
Creating a special place and a regular time are key to finding your rhythm of practicing stillness.
A Great Advent/Christmas Book
This is my first book which features the art and music that has surrounded the Nativity story for generations. Currently 57% discounted price on Amazon, this is a good time to pick-up copies to prepare for an Advent class or personal reflections during the Christmas season. From Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria and much more, these…
Kyrie: Lord Have Mercy
Palestrina, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Bruckner, Rutter, Bernstein and many many more. These posts will endeavor to explore the meaning of each of the 5 parts of the Mass and give you scripture, text and musical examples to bring them closer to home.
What happens when we can no longer hear the mountains cry out in song, where the trees no longer clap their hands?
Rembrandt captures a moment in time and re-imagines all the faces and figures that stood around the foot of the cross as Christ’s body was released from his suffering.
I hope you will spend a little time with this painting/poem/choral combination.