Category: Advent Blog 2022

  • Symbiosis

    The binding intertwining twisting and turning symbiosis of hope and her sister, art… Creation abounds, offering the fluttering of wings that touches the mind and soul Sensing that light behind the eyes Yielding tingling sensations shimmering beneath the skin’s surface… The lilt of a tune, the line in the lyric Transporting you over waves of […]

  • The Window

    “The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things.” Thomas Monson

  • A Poetry Reading from Rene Navarro

    In this video, our friend Rene Navarro gives some background on his studies and shares some poetry for us. I turned on the closed captioning (CC on the bottom right menu), as I wanted to take in the words as a meditation.

  • Catherine’s Art

    When does creating art begin?How does a child depict meaningful sights? Catherine our granddaughter drew these visuals one Christmas.Every year since this has been a favorite holiday presence!                           Lynn Doll

  • Barn in Bethlehem: A Meditation on Place

    Peter Paul Rubens, The Nativity of Christ, from the Missale Romanum, 1616, Engraving on laid paper, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library I will go to the barn in Bethlehem;there, the beautiful baby lies in the trough the animalsshare with him.  Looking on with welcoming eyesthey receive the Little One as next-of-kin,awake, unafraid his face aglow – he wiggles […]

  • My Love Language

    “I am leaving my energy here,” as I held firmly onto the door handles. “I am leaving my energy here,” with my palms pressed passionately against the window. Every Broadway Theatre I approached, those words I spoke out loud. That was my solemn vow, my love language, my grateful knowing. Then with quiet and soulful […]

  • Tapestry of Hope

    Tapestry of Hope

    On Weaving a Tapestry of Hope    My goal as an artist is to inspire people. Yet, whenever there’s the chance to create my “Tapestry of Hope”, the people attending the event are the ones who end up inspiring me. This is how it unfolds… At the Tapestry event each guest is invited to name and […]

  • Singing with Hopeful and Joyful Hearts

    1 Praise the Lord.Praise God in his sanctuary;    praise him in his mighty heavens.2 Praise him for his acts of power;    praise him for his surpassing greatness.3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,    praise him with the harp and lyre,4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,    praise him with the strings and pipe,5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,    praise him with resounding cymbals.6 Let […]

  • Anticipation

    Fall is my favorite season. For me, fall represents a time for reflection, renewal, birth and spiritual centeredness.  When the leaves on our trees begin to change colors, hibernation starts to settle in. I begin to reflect on the year that is about to end.  I reflect on all of my hopes, dreams and aspirations […]

  • thoughts on Advent and the art of hope…

    Look around you.Near and farThere are objects and music and design and stories and static and moving pictures and portraitsAn exponential multitude of evidence of artLeading us to the hope and love and light of Christmas morningAnd the birth and rebirth of another chance toHope and love and bring lightLaid before usOnly to receive, retrieve […]