Advent Meditation – Pregnant Waiting

This wonderful painting by Nanouk Weijnen titled Pregnant Miniature Donkey was the image for our first Advent meditation, below it are the words which were used. 1st Meditation Aching sides, crippling cramps, Painful back, sharp kicks Waiting for the end of the beginning, the beginning of a journey that comes at the end of a journey…

All Around – Psalm 123 – (a response)

We cry to God for mercy. The psalmist cries look up to the heavens where you are throned, yet – look down, there you are look left or right and your majesty can be found. We are placed amidst your glory central to your mercy. Look away from the heavens and still your presence abides.…

Dance – Psalm 30 (a response)

Dance – you wish us to dance to rejoice and be glad. To cast aside all that holds our feet fast that deadens our tread, turns firm rock to bog, whips up a calm sea warns each step … with imagined dangers. Mute the words that thwart the sound of your music soaring like swifts,…

Mary of Magdala

It has taken a long time but finally I have finished another icon, this time for a friend who requested one of Mary Magdalene. She has had some issues, something weird happened with the pale olive when she was varnished and her hand seems somewhat large even for being held forward, not to mention in…

Oil of Jubilee – Psalm 133 (a response)

Rejoice, be filled with joy, let harmony reign and overflow, overflow as if a bounteous shower of fragrant oil and gentle dew a stream of faithful unity perfuming the air with love and joy and peace. jewel-like blessings and grace – from God. River whose source has no end lubricating the way to Jubilee. In…

Rebirth – Psalm 20 (a response)

Despair for the present. Lament for the past. Hope for the future. Gracious God hear our cry. Dissolve our despair in the fire of your love. Anoint our lament with your grace and mercy. Cement our hope in your plans alone. Let us stand before you with thanksgiving, O God.

Thanks Be – Psalm 138 (a response)

Grazie, Merci, Gracias, Arigato, Danke sehr. Whatever tongue whatever voice whatever word Thanks be. Thanks be Love that knows no bounds. Thanks be Love that knows no end. Thanks be for sound and sight of reflected glory, above, below, around, all around. Thanks be, for open eyes, for open ears, for open mouths, for open…