2012: To Stand in Awe

What do you do when you don’t feel like trusting? …When you do not feel like there is a song to sing in the dark? ….When your heart longs for beauty but all you see is explosions, falling apart, fears for the future, hard, numb emotions? …What do you do when this new year isn’t…

living here.

here… being that place between “before” and “thereafter”. My impatience saps the joy from my heart and life… and I so easily forget. forget the gospel forget the truth forget grace. And so, I am surprised by mercy. It finds me in my anger, and lonliness, frustration, worry, and fear. …(the gospel)… finds me in…

on the solid rock.

I’ve been finding that my soul longs for solid spaces to rest. My heart is easily able to turn to idols to satisfy this, but today I got a great taste of a “living metaphor.” Today we went hiking. I’ve been looking forward to this for over a week, and since we are all fit…

what grace is mine

Bray Beach Here are some pictures from our trip today to Bray and Malahide down the east coast of Ireland near Dublin. We took the DART (or train), which is something I’ve been wanting to do. ­čÖé A girl who┬áhas also been staying┬áhere at Fiona’s house also went with us. Her name is Hadjar and…

Go West!

Here are some pictures from this past few days in the town of Dingle. I went with Mrs. A, and one of her friends named Clodagh (an irish name pronouced Clo-ta). Our purpose for going was two-fold. 1) to attend a silk dyeing workshop, 2) to use the opportunity to get meet people with art…

Mosaic. Oasis. Woven and Made holy.

These are some pictures from the past week. We spent last weekend in a town called Kilkenny about 1 1/2 south of Dublin. It was a country adventure. Being in nature was pure refreshment to the soul. I love the hills and valleys. The purpose of our going was to visit a friend of Mrs….