When I first heard of Rachel Held Evans, I was already publishing books and articles and pastoring a church. We weren't the same age, of the same ethnicity, from the same country, with the same background or church experience, and of course I wasn't even a speck in her huge following. Yet when I retweeted … Continue reading Butterflies, Psalm 27, and the Beauty of the Lord
I was excited to see this photo of Lois Siemens at CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre with her calendars, cards, and a sample copy of my creative contemplative journal in the centre of her other creative endeavours! My copies of our new journal should arrive in the next few days, and I'm pleased to share the ordering … Continue reading my creative contemplative journal – now available!
Last year, my photographer-pastor-friend Lois and I had such a great time collaborating on my Sacred Pauses daybook 2015 that we decided to team up again, this time to make a creative contemplative journal. What does it mean to live creatively and contemplatively? For Lois, it might mean wandering around the local reservoir with her … Continue reading How to Make a Creative Contemplative Journal
Since last week's giveaway went so well, this week I'm featuring more free goodies for you. If you're looking for free photos for your own website, keep reading for the five best free photo sites with a brief description, a sample photo from each, and a few more resource links at the end of this article. Photos add … Continue reading Free Photos and Scripture that Will Encourage and Inspire
I've previously featured photos and a guest post by my friend, Lois Siemens, who is a pastor and wonderful calligrapher and photographer. We've been working together on a new project that I'm excited to share with you! (If you're an email subscriber and don't normally download the photos, definitely click to show images this time, … Continue reading Coming Soon: my Sacred Pauses daybook 2015
My favourite quote from a weekend of Easter worship: To me Jesus means being able to see the sky and paint it. - Mackenzie Lee, with photo by Lois Siemens and closing prayer.
What I've been reading this week in poetry, prose, and photo essay: a walk through a Japanese garden; prison, sexual assault and editing Yoder; a prayer for something essential; redeeming my grocery routine; ten facts about Sherlock Holmes.
I know that in addition to writing a blog post, it's an extra step to find just the right illustration with the appropriate permission, but I urge all writers/bloggers, if you're going to illustrate your blog post in any way, please make sure you have permission to do so. Here are some links that can help.