Month: December 2016


birds and questions


One of my favorite things about the early Renaissance paintings is their use of birds.  Here the angel Gabriel is about to have a chat with Mary about the whole upcoming manger situation.  It’s a bright sunny day with birds chirping and Mary off-image in a corset and busy knitting...

the blue feather


Wings rustle in the Advent night of Jesus’ coming. The Angels are restless. They look calm because that is there job- all serene and quiet. But you can tell they are all nearly bursting from their white robes with excitement that He would go to Them. Their blue wings quiver...

The better news


The Jesuit Theologian James Martin repeats the words of his Spiritual Director when he says of the Advent of God in Jesus: "There is good news and there is better news.  The good news is that a Saviour is Coming to save the world. The better news is that the...