Do you remember all those wonderful lessons you learned in your vacation bible school days? All the fun crafts and memorizing your bible verses…the cookies…and for me it was all about the songs. When did we stop singing those songs? Jesus loves me this I know…and the one that came back to me this week…”All…
How can I drink more deeply of the waters that flow freely from the fountain of love that is Christ’s sacrifice?
Out of all the stories that surround Jesus, Mary, gives us the best picture of stillness. Without realizing it, she has become our poster child for listening intently.
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.
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?
When I allow myself to think on Jesus’ sacred heart for even a brief period, I begin to vibrate the same frequency of love and compassion-first for our Lord Jesus Christ- then for those in the world around me.
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…
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.
Use the eye of your imagination to take you into this passage…Allow yourself to wonder.