The Embodiment of Prayer: Joe Cajero

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Sculptor Joe Cajero was raised on the Jemez pueblo in New Mexico and his work is informed by his Pueblo religion.  Here is how he describes his work, which he calls “The Embodiment of Prayer”: My creative energy is often spiritual in nature.  Each of my sculptures invariably represents some aspect of praise and appreciation for life’s beauty, ebb and flow.  “The Embodiment of Prayer” is a created image that specifically captures what is a reflection of my spirituality.  Since my … [Read more...]

Fly Fishing and the Spiritual Life

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Last week I learned to fly fish on Hermosa Creek in southwest Colorado and the experience has me thinking about the lessons of fly fishing that also apply to the spiritual life.  Here is some of what I’ve learned.  I’ll let you make your own inferences. Lines get tangled. Patience often provides enough space and focus to untangle them. But sometimes an intervention is needed. The best results are often found in deep water. It’s fun to catch.  It can be even more fun to … [Read more...]

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Eternity

I am blessed with a handful of friends who make me think.  One of them is John Ockels.  John thinks deeply about his faith.  Over lunch the other day, he pointed out that thinking about life as eternal had changed the way he lives. “You know, he observed, if you think that this life is all there is, it doesn’t matter how sweet natured and good you happen to be, the notion that it will all be over in 80 years or so changes the way that you live.  And most of us --- including Christians … [Read more...]


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