My Brief Response To Boyden’s Book “The Orenda”

My Brief Response To Boyden’s Book “The Orenda”

The Orenda is an disturbing read as the story itself is devastating on so many levels. Yet, life and light manage to shine through brutal reality as the author skillfully reimagines the 17th century collision of the Huron, Iroquois and French Jesuit missionaries.

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So Pleased About Early Response To The New Advent e-Book

So Pleased About Early Response To The New Advent e-Book

If you haven’t had a chance to download our first multi-media eBook experience, called  PILGRIMAGE/ Advent, now would be a good time! The Advent Collection is getting great reviews…and each of the 12 “chapters” are full of videos, art, poetry, song and stories that will help you mark the 12 days leading up to Christmas with a unique richness.  (I promise.) The eBook is a multi-media reflection written on the wonderful new Snippet platform (currently only available to iPhone and iPads) which allows me to not only write text, but to include all the other artifacts that really bring it to life.  I love the format as it allows me to communicate much more like I do in concert…that is, I can combine stories and reflections with the art itself....

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Death and Dying

This morning I woke to emails from two dear friends on different sides of the country. Each were orphaned yesterday with the passing of their one remaining parent, and I feel the weight of their sadness because they are my friends. I also feel keenly my own billowing sadness as I watch my parents age.  I know, in a way I didn’t use to, that their passing is inevitable, each in their own turn and in their own way.  I’m not ready. Dying is such a mystery. It makes me tremble just a bit. Not so much from fear, but from the enormity of it. Ultimately, I feel in my bones that we are born of Love –  and to Love we will return. I somehow can’t stop believing that God is, in some way that we can only begin to fathom, a relational wholeness, a...

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Seven Songs – On the Occasion of our 31st Anniversary

Seven Songs – On the Occasion of our 31st Anniversary

Today, Nance and I are married for 31 years. To commemorate, I’ve posted seven songs (with brief stories) that I’ve written over the years about our life together…

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A Sonnet for Jude Aug. 18/ 2013

A Sonnet for Jude   Aug. 18/ 2013

My first attempt at writting a sonnet. “Through the Window” is for my friend Judith Ford who has been such a dear friend. This day is the 25th anniversary of an accident which confined her to a wheelchair and set her on a course that she has embraced and treasured…

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Today I Freed a Songbird…

Today I Freed a Songbird…

Today I freed a songbird who was trapped in our garage…

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