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How you get there matters.

I was laying on my back, feet on the ground, hips in the air, rolled back on the top of my head, gazing to the right. I think the English name for it was the tire. For some passerby the pose probably looked harmless enough, dare I say easy. But the teacher took us through … Continue reading

Tarried or Stuck.

Some synonyms: Tarry (v.) // linger, stay, remain, pause, (a)bide, wait, dawdle. Stuck (v.) // remain, stay, linger, dwell, persist, continue, last, endure, burn. Are these two words different? I feel an intrinsic draw to the idea of tarryness. It feels holy, intentional, strong. Yet stuckness exposes my fear of being trapped, claustrophobic, static, boring, afraid. How do two words that are … Continue reading

The Problem of Pain

The Problem of Pain is my newest, go to C.S. Lewis recommendation.  If you haven’t read it, you should. Pain is the question of how we reconcile a good, creator-God with our present experience of suffering.  It is a uniquely Judeo-Christian problem.  As always, C.S. Lewis is profound and direct: “to surrender a self-will inflamed … Continue reading

The Joy of Books.

Reasons I love this video: It’s beautiful, full of joy, and just plain fun to watch! I appreciate patience and attention to detail in an entirely deeper way. The “critically acclaimed” Whoopie Pie Cookbook is prominently featured.  (And I do love the whoopie pie!) It gives image, movement, and story to the tangible book in and … Continue reading

Too Close

Chuck Close is a modern artist with a fascinating story.  (I won’t copy and paste the details, but if you’re interested, read this.) He paints portraits of faces.  Really, really big ones.  Like the size of an entire wall in your house.  And he does it through a system of grids and color matching.  Basically … Continue reading

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