Tagged with art

Truth by Gwendolyn Brooks

Truth by Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks was one of America’s foremost and most prolific black poets of the 20th century, and was the first black author to win a Pulitzer. There’s a long essay about her life and work on poetryfoundation.org. Read literally, this is an appropriate poem for our dreary sunless days. Read allegorically as the dawning of … Continue reading

The Art of Beate Heinen

The Art of Beate Heinen

My husband’s parents live in a small town on the Rhine that is about 5 minutes away from Bingen, from whence cometh the famous St. Hildegard of Bingen. (Hildegard founded the order in Bingen in 1165.) While the original abbey is no longer standing, there is a rebuilt and utterly gorgeous Benedictine abbey, now named … Continue reading

Cabinet of Curiosities: Creativity Edition

Cabinet of Curiosities: Creativity Edition

My weekly roundup! This week it’s all about creativity & art. 1.  A lovely minister named Joanna (I say lovely, meaning lovely on the internet, as we have never met in person) has created some crafty-creative retreat materials on the Fruit of the Spirit. Jesus + Crafts. Can I say more? Who doesn’t want to … Continue reading

Cabinet of Curiosities: Saturday Edition

Cabinet of Curiosities: Saturday Edition

I’m starting a new weekly (ha! we’ll see how long that lasts) post of wonderful links to other people’s wonderfulness. (You can tune in the other 6 days a week for my own wonderfulness. Just trying to keep a healthy balance here.) And without further ado, I present this week’s cabinet of curiosities: The Ideal … Continue reading

Sermon: Miracle Paintings & Gratitude

Sermon: Miracle Paintings & Gratitude

Some while ago I visited the beautiful little town of Bad Tölz, not too far from here, about an hour south, lying directly on the Isar. Up on a hill above the town there is a beautiful Catholic church, and next to it a much smaller chapel. It’s very dark inside in the chapel, quite … Continue reading