Tending the Garden of the Soul

The sculpture you place in your garden is your signature on nature. Anonymous Garden accoutrements seem to be displayed everywhere this time of year. Statues including pink flamingos, smiling gnomes, somersaulting children, flop-eared bunnies, and plump frogs are tucked into shrubs and carefully arranged on lawns. Art for the garden makes a statement.  A statement [Read More...]

A Chronicle of Wonderment

The year has circumnavigated it’s course and the holidays (Holy Days) have arrived once again.  No matter where you might be on your life’s journey, this sacred season opens portals for a variety of experiences for your spirit, psyche, and heart. Nurturing your spirit in the midst of the frenetic busyness that accompanies this time [Read More...]

Fragments and Shards as Visual Prayer

Everyday life often feels disjointed and fragmented, like pieces of a puzzle to be sorted and made into something recognizable. How do we work with the various seemingly disparate tasks, opportunities, challenges, and relationships that constitute our lives? How do we transform the fragments and shards of life’s joys, disappointments, passions, and questions into a [Read More...]

Autumn’s Pilgrimage

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings. Wendell Berry Autumn offers an invitation to make an inner soujourn… a pilgrimage to explore [Read More...]

Hildegard of Bingen: Awakening the Senses

We are dressed in the scaffold of creation:  in seeing . . . to recognize all the world, in hearing . . . to understand, in smelling . . . to discern, in tasting . . . to nurture, in touching . . . to govern. In this way humankind comes to know God, for God is the author of all creation. These words by 12th century Abbess Hildegard of Bingen, visionary, writer, [Read More...]

Beguine Spirituality: An Invitation and Inspiration for Women Today

During the past twenty plus years as a facilitator for the feminine spiritual/creative process, I’ve heard profound stories of heartfelt longing from many women.  The common root of this longing is a desire  to be part of a women’s spiritual circle or community.  Women are seeking to know other “sisters” who share a common call… [Read More...]

Soul Repair for Our Culture

In the past three years I have sadly watched as one by one our local bookstores have closed.  Most recently Border’s began final sales in bookstores across the country. Additionally, due to economic cutbacks many schools are no longer offering art or music programs.  Books, art, and music feed the soul. Bookstores have always provided [Read More...]

August… The Bridge to Autumn

August is the month that radiates summer’s full bloom as we begin to make the turn towards autumn.  God’s hand is visible everywhere.  Trees bend and sway, their branches heavy with apples nearly ripe for harvest.  Fledgling birds take flight and vacant nests are shaken loose by the shifting wind. We are in the season [Read More...]


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