Monthly Archives: July 2011

Jesus Blesses the Children 4

It’s an intimidating moment–facing the bright white blank icon board, ready to sketch on the image.  Prayer helps to steady my hand and thoughts. The gesso was sanded to perfection, or at least as perfect as my limited patience and … Continue reading

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A Good Book

I just completed a very good book by Rosanne Parry, called “Heart of a Shepherd”.  It is a children’s book, which won the Oregon Readers Choice Award for this year.  It is simple, direct, honest, and very different from anything else … Continue reading

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Rocks with Lips

As a conclusion to our glorious, albeit truncated, rafting trip down the John Day River, we explored around the Clarno Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.  We had lunch in the picnic area, and couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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John Day River Rafting

We had quite an adventure on the John Day River this past week.  The river was quiet and serene and peaceful.  The beauty of the cliffs and canyon was incredible. The stillness and silence in most areas was total, and wonderful.  Occasionally there … Continue reading

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Reading up on the church

Counting on the world media to give one an accurate picture of the Pope, the Vatican, or the Church in general, is a pretty unreliable way to gain understanding.  There are so many inflammatory articles about the Church in the … Continue reading

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