Here is the bleak midwinter scene the creative arts team installed at Encounter/Bible Fellowship Church last week. Concurrently, a dear friend, Hannah Frances Devol Thomas, released her debut CD In the Bleak Midwinter. The image and carol’s poetry have stirred in me a quiet waiting this Advent.

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This last week I’ve spent hour after hour, day and day crawling on my knees, standing, bending over, and walking around my 8′ work tables creating paper lace pieces to support the Advent worship art at church. The smallest piece at left, a 4′ x 3′ hanging for the entrance, was relatively . . . → Read More: Sitting


Over the balmy Thanksgiving weekend not much melted here in Southern California in the way of snow or ice. Yet that didn’t stop my son and grandsons having some fun melting other things. Scrolling through an online series of photos featuring imaginative Pinterest ideas, we laughed and laughed at the paired photos of . . . → Read More: Melting