Prayer

A Deep but Dazzling Darkness

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I think one of the greatest of metaphysical poems is Henry Vaughan’s masterpiece “The Night.” The poem takes as its inspiration the scene from the third chapter of John, Nicodemus visiting Jesus by night....

Halloween Meditation

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The veil between the worlds is thin, Bright to dark the seasons turn, Green Man's fire in the Jack O'Lantern, Light above now shines within. Come dance in the circle of Sa'win, Buds of Beltane burnished in frost. Honor the...

Classical Literature, the Gods, and Metaphysical Desire

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In December I finished teaching a course on classical myth and literature for undergraduates. We read a variety of texts and from a variety of time periods. Among the works we studied were The...

Summer Light – by JoyAnne O’Donnell

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The blue sky sings with the summer's flowers white daisies the color of clouds wonders the sand so soft blessing us freeing our spirit's bus to rest and revive to wonder and survive.    

A blank canvas

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It can be a bit intimidating to get started. That may be true in whatever it is that you’re doing, but especially if you’re creating art. That blank canvas… So much possibility. Possibility — or pressure? Depends on...

The 10 Aspirations – by Alison McBain

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I. I am one truth of many. Thou shalt respect all gods and religions, not just one. II. Thou shalt not eschew those who make a carved image of faith, for I am a loving...

The Song of Autumn, By JoyAnne O’Donnell

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The autumn is filled with pumpkins prayers for miles God's endless smiles on cool breezes shines high rise's of many colors with the leaves dance on the ground in the sky with autumns wing's flies a great season an inspiring reason peace in...

Oneness – by Holly Hamilton

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Today I had a beautiful experience sharing with a friend. We talked for hours & I was able to share the truth that God is passionately in love with HER! The same excitement, energy,...

Messy

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Surely I’m not the only mom who’s cringed at the unavoidable (but unsavory) task of accepting the artwork being held out by her small child… You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? A...

Unanswered Prayers

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“I cannot believe that, seriously!”….I shrugged my head in disbelief. I had very successfully interviewed for a job, in a place I really wanted to live. It was close to my family, in a...