A BIRD IS A POEM IS AN ALTAR: The Elegant “Pattern Poetry” of George Herbert

George Herbert (1593 – 1633) was a Welsh poet, orator and Anglican priest.  He was wealthy, artistic and talented, and enjoyed prominence at Cambridge University and, later, in the British Parliament.Herbert had long been attracted to the priesthood, though; and in his late 30s he refocused his attention on God and was ordained in the Church of England.  He served a rural parish in Wiltshire, southwest of London, in 1630.  During his brief ministry, he wrote unique and deeply spiritual poem … [Read more...]

C'mon Artists! It's National Pro-Life Chalk Day!

Moms, preschoolers, high school art clubs, professional artists, budding Michelangelos—Show your stuff! It’s National Pro-Life Chalk Day!  That means that pro-lifers across the country will be taking to the sidewalks, parks, and anywhere that has public space to create short and sweet messages that can save lives!With a handful of chalk and an arsenal of pro-life slogans, you can leave a lasting impression on hundreds or even thousands of people, and the steps are simple.Grab sidewalk chalk f … [Read more...]


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