Balance in Life

My calendar page for August 2020: Pressure on Jesus was relentless, but he still stepped aside for rest and prayer. He was careful to carve out time for the things that provided balance in life. He was not willing to sacrifice a full life for the sake of a crowded calendar. (Eric Hollar, Senior Pastor, … More Balance in Life


French philosopher Simone Weil invites us to inhabit a space in which we live between the tasks of practicing genuine attention to what is, and noting our longing for a set of goods for ourselves and our neighbors that might not right now be within our reach — whose vision might not yet be fully … More Longing

Another Artist Date

Another artist date yesterday afternoon! This time just one hour of walking, strolling really, through some of my favorite gardens. The sun was still high in the sky, but the thick trees and tall bushes diffused the light. There was an orchid exhibit in the conservatory, but I kept that for last because I wanted … More Another Artist Date

Light and Faith

Last Saturday, I enjoyed a soul-satisfying artist date. Two factors conspired to make that happen: 1) a few days earlier, my doctor “reprimanded” me for not giving time and effort to exercise, in my case, walking; and 2) this month’s photography class assignment requires that I see the world at different times of the day. … More Light and Faith