Visio Divina: Third Sunday of Lent

Exodus 17:1-7 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there...

Visio Divina: Second Sunday of Lent

As the Lenten Artist in Residence at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, I’m reflecting on the weekly lectionary scripture passages and offering a collectio...

Lenten Joy

In the Celtic tradition, Philip Newell speaks of “listening to the heartbeat of God.”  John, the Beloved Disciple, heard the human blood pumping thr...

Candlemas

My two favorite feast days of the liturgical year are not big name celebrations. Certainly, I get goosebumps hearing the first strains of “O come, O come ...

Ordinary Time

On Thursday, for Epiphany, I chalked my door with the ancient formula 20+C+M+B+11, which remembers the three travelers, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, who left...

Living Joyfully for Advent

2020 Celtic Advent Calender here. For each day, from now until Epiphany, I’ve thought of one thing I can do to practice joy and gratitude, and to give lov...

Visual Thanks

Mondays are for gratitude…counting to 1000 and beyond… 256.  A lovely almost-full moon shining in my window. 257.  Fabric and thread picked out by m...

Language as Sacrament

For all the limits of language and all the ways it can be misunderstood, misinterpreted, and abused, Pentecost is a celebration of more than the Holy Spirit, bu...