Beauty As Sustenance

I will find beauty It is a treasure I seek Beauty at its core Substantial beauty that I might miss When I only look on the surface In the morning upon rising It is my inspiration After a long day It is a reward for my sometimes tattered heart I will find beauty In the likely places Of nature, friends, and creativity I will seek beauty Especially In the unlikely places I seek this treasure of beauty As my food and drink As my shield against bitterness As my stren

Good News or Bad News?

Over and over angels, Spirit, and Jesus remind us to not give ourselves to fear.  I don’t believe we live in a time which is any more violent or oppressive than any other time. I do believe that we live in a time where mass violence is more easily enacted and that fear mongering is more easily spread. Sometimes I wonder if going to a worship service holds any meaning. Why get up on a Sunday morning when we are already so tired and so busy? How does it help? Earlier this week

“Spirit Break Out”

Dance – it is my worship method of choice. I don’t get to do it much any more for a number of reasons. Lighting – I have done a little lighting design for dance and much more lighting set-up. But it was years and years ago. Still, it captures my heart and spirit. Music – And essential aspect of my isness. Here is a phenomenal video which brings these three together. I fall in love with God over and over when I see the testimony of God’s creation. I hope you enjoy this beautif

Midweek Struggles

Many years ago I attended church on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. Sunday service lasted at least two hours. There was a half hour of prayer time which a few of us attended. The official start to the service began with an hour of singing. Then there was the preaching which lasted about an hour. The service on Wednesday was more informal and had more of a prayer service feel. It was a great way to reinvigorate my spirit midweek. A few days out from Sunday might be all i