Category: Art

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Cohesion: The Narrow Way

I ran across this sketch in an old journal from the past few years: I was trying to visualize the concept of the Jungian mask – the small, false self that some of us are so good at displaying to the world – and the True Self – the part...

Who's bad...Shumon

Lyle the Lamb (Who Didn’t Listen So Good)

While I originally wrote this story as an illustrated sermon, after the difficulty of getting my own children to listen as we were getting ready for bed tonight (sometimes, we are just too excited about the fact that raccoons are the “ninjas of the forrest”), I’d like to share with...

A Drawing I Made with Some words

This Too Shall Pass

As the snow has begun to melt and those stranded in the Birmingham area have begun to be able to return home, I was reminded of some flowers I saw last Spring. I had been driving through a gray day to visit someone when red flowers appeared in the median....

A sad whale with a bag

Bernard and Jonah – The Untold Story

I’ve always loved the story of Jonah. I’ve found it to mean different things to me over the years, and I have no doubt to believe that it will mean different things to me in the future. It is an amazing story because it is one that has a very...

I love drawing yetis because I hate coloring.

The Power of Yet

With little statistical data, I’ll argue that the most powerful word in the English language is the word “yet”. It is by no means the most featured conjunction; it doesn’t even garner a mention in the song by which all conjunctions claim their fame, “Conjunction Junction”. Nor is it an...

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Everything in a Tangerine

A while back, my counselor recommended to me that I needed to read  Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peace Is Every Step. I recognized the author’s name only because he was a friend of Thomas Merton and had written the introduction to Merton’s Contemplative Prayer. I am glad she led me to discover...