Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Joy, Be You, And this is Just the Tip of the Iceberg?, Forgiveness

I've been "arting" lately; which I really enjoy.  I wish I could dedicate more time to it (and some funds to get some supplies to add to my meager collection).  I really should take a class in painting or something; I have no idea what I'm doing half the time.  I'd love to learn how to better produce mixed media art.  Oh well someday.  Enjoy the 4 pieces!


Joy



Be You



And this is Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

Forgiveness (This one is based on Sarah McLachlan's song Forgiveness from her new album!)





Friday, November 12, 2010

Pilgrim Journey


A few weeks ago I was in Door County with one of my nuns.  I went for a 3 mile hike and created this video meditation with some haiku's.  Enjoy!

video

Saturday, November 6, 2010

We are the Body of Christ

I did this awesome prayer service with my 8th grade religion classes a few weeks ago.  In a "magnetic poetry-esqe" fashion, I blew up print from all sorts of different books and bibles.  The kids were to let the words pick them so-to-speak and the prayer poems they created were phenomenal!  They were not supposed to worry about grammar, etc.--just go with the Spirit.

I made a little video on them to share.  I did this video in 20 minutes, so it's not my best quality, but you'll get the picture.  The song is from Casting Crowns--If We are the Body.  Enjoy the work of the Spirit through these 8th grade wonders.
video

Winter's Here

Winter is here!  Yesterday the high was 36 degrees!  I actually love winter.  Well...ask me at anytime of the year and I'll say I love that season.  I don't love winter in April that's for sure.  But this time of year, bring on the snow and the coolness.  There's something meditative about winter unlike other seasons.  I like getting bundled up, drinking hot drinks, fires in a fireplace, snow, etc.  It's a quiet season.  I was inspired to do some writing last night about the unofficial, but weather indicating switch of seasons.  Enjoy my latest Haiku series.



Slowing down season
Crisp, chill air of winter's bite.
Deep invitation?

Sun illuminates
Enfolding darkness around.
Living with balance.

Breath of life is seen,
upon God's chilly backdrop.
Bundled in God's love.

Interconnected
Beauty of stark trees surround
Blanket of snow, come.

Exterior chill
Go inside to find yourself.
Interior warmth.