the stewardship of simplicity


  Simplicity is nott he same as scarcity.  They are often confused in our society. Simplicity such as having a bit of cheese and a good piece of fruit for dinner can highlight the beauty, flavor and humility of knowing our right place in the world and living out a...

the stewardship of our self-offering


    The great masterpiece of the spiritual life is being awake. We all keep looking for that spiritual master who will enlighten us but the great masters of the spiritual life are there to tell their followers what they need to hear so that they can see that they...

the stewardship of our kindness


  Time spent with Asian elephants has taught me about the power of kindness. Many days with this elephant named Tingsay gave me the opportunity to get to know her and she me.  We spent a lot of time together in the villages and jungles to the north of Chiang...

I am


      Note to readers:  Some of you are not getting the photo which comes with the daily blog.  We are trying to fix that and hope to do so soon.  The blogs are based on or emerge out of the image and so we understand that this is...

fire and formation


  It is wonderful to be back into throwing clay into pots again. I have been a potter much longer than I have been a priest. My new studio is a fine space and being part of a coop of artists is pushing me into places I had not imagined. ...

making beauty in our lives


  This piece is being moved from a gallery in New Hampshire to Denver for an upcoming Exhibition on the Pentateuch.  It was first shown in a collection I did for the Museum of Fine Arts.  Each clay vessel in the show will reflect one of the books of the...

angels


It is their wings that fascinate me. I was never sure of Santa or the Easter Bunny and yet I did so love the merchandise so I held my tongue as kids do. But angels? It is preposterous that they not be real, like a rock or a funnel cake...

Sabbath rest and little martyrdoms


In the catacombs of Saint Callixtus outside Rome, lies the memorial to Saint Cecelia, the patron saint of music.  She was of an aristocratic family and was martyred in the 3rd century.  Her remains were transferred in the seventh century but this culture remains to mark the place in which...

the stewardship of quiet


  Today I will spend a bit of time assembling tomorrow's pic nic in the Denver Botanical Gardens with friends - a simple lunch of meats, cheeses, wine, tomatoes from a friend's garden, olives and stuffed grape leaves.  It will be a fun little project in what will be, today,...

the stewardship of our welcome


  We have this term in our language which refers to opportunity knocking. "When opportunity knocks" we say.  And to be honest, if there is a rest of that phrase, I am not sure what it is.  I guess we are to think that when opportunity knocks, we need to...