Tending to the moments

“both art and spirituality are about tending to the moments of life: listening deeply, holding space, encountering the sacred, and touching eternity.” ~ Christine Valters Painters

What art form helps you tend to life’s moments?

From beneath

“There is a quiet courage that comes from an inward spring of confidence in the meaning and significance of life. Such courage is an underground river, flowing far beneath the shifting events of one’s experience, keeping alive a thousand little springs of action.” ~ Howard Thurman

How does your inner spring bubble up?


This is the map

that begins with a star. …

Look starward once,

then look away.

Close your eyes

and see how the map

begins to blossom

behind your lids, … ~ Jan Richardson

What emerges?


“And blessed is she who believed there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord. And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…” Luke 1:45-46

How do you respond in soul and spirit?

Advent Moment

“In the silence of a midwinter dusk, there is a sound so faint that for all you can tell it may be only the sound of the silence itself. You hold your breath to listen. You are aware of the beating of your heart. The extraordinary thing that is about to happen…” ~ Frederick Buechner

Do you hear it?