God of the lakeshore — feed us. God of the doubters — reassure us. God of the road home — reveal yourself to us. God of the Spirit unleashed — advocate for us. And God of the empty tomb — remind us that since the beginning you have called the women, the broken, the disenfranchised… Read More
Liturgy Nov. 1
“…our actions leave us a broken people…” Read More
Just for Kids… to celebrate TREES.
This week (last full week of July) is always the time that I travel to Storm Lake, Iowa to be a part of this magical, wonderful camp called SYNOD SCHOOL. My soul is fed by talking theology and doing art with some of the most amazing people I know who gather at this place every… Read More
POEM: Esau in Midrash for 2020
Imagine if you will, America as a woman, wife in barren pose. Within her there grows, a future. Two nations in one womb. Brothers divided. Birthed together in conflict. The stronger pulled back by the younger’s jealousy. Esau made for the labor of the field, Jacob for the quiet tents. Brute strength plotted against a… Read More
Notans & Yupo Inks
One of my favorite art exercises is to combine the traditionally black & white paper cutting design called notans with the art technique of putting alcohol inks on yupo paper. The results are always a burst of color and energy. I recently was commissioned to design a cover for a Christian education brochure and catalog… Read More
Synod School, Thursday
On our final day together, we attempted to capture the Synod School “experience” with tie dyed notan designs. The results were amazing! These pictures totally capturing the amazing week we had doing at together:
Synod School, Wednesday.
Day Three of Artmaking as a Spiritual practice led us into experimenting with watercolor, and with weaving as well. The results were spectacular. Some of the more tentative students, even, were surprised and delighted by how well the results came out. Check them out:
SYNOD SCHOOL, Tuesday.
The second day was full of meditation projects. Our first ar experiment was reflecting on our faith journeys with mandalas. Our second art experience was doing some illuminated manuscripts, using zentangles. The results were amazing! Take a look:
LITURGY: Fugue of Blessed Women
OR, The Litany for Women Who Have No Choice. The following can be used as a litany or a multi-voice sermon. It was originally written for a prayer service focused on advocating for women’s health rights for the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities VOICE 4: Blessed are you who are poor, for yours… Read More