rejoice!!

Throughout this holy week series, I’ve correlated my friend’s creativity and sufferings with those of the lord jesus christ. He suffered greatly in making the world and cosmos, and us; and in redeeming us after the fall in eden.  If you know/acknowledge you are a sinner, this is for you. I do. It is for me.

Here are resurrection images used with permission by Maine artist, Nancy Jacob.

 

Earthy resurrection images made before and after crippling suffering, experienced by Nancy.

Continue reading

putting up, and taking down

 

Holy Week images were made by Maine artist Nancy Jacob while in Guatemala, and used here with permission. This scene is of readying the crucifixion. Beside it lovers of Christ remove him from the cross. The celebration of holy week is a consuming enterprise throughout the country. Everyone takes part and processions are filled with folks, real and constructed. 

Continue reading

carrying His cross through the streets

Christ carries His cross through the streets

 

Holy Week images were made by Maine artist Nancy Jacob while in Guatemala, and used here with permission. The celebration of Semana Santa in Guatemala  is a consuming enterprise throughout the country. Everyone takes part, and processions are filled with folks, real and constructed. Here you see the latter.

Continue reading

last supper in Guatemala

Holy Week images were made by Maine artist Nancy Jacob while in Guatemala, and used here with permission. This scene depicts the last supper in progress of assemblage. The celebration of holy week is a consuming enterprise throughout the country. Everyone takes part and processions are filled with folks real and constructed. Here you see the latter.

Last supper in Guatemala

 

I have asked Nancy for permission to use these holy week images as a metaphor for her sufferings in Guatemala following the week of preparations.

Continue reading

“On the Highway”

Overwhelming force of violence or evil makes powerful reading for some. For some, but not for me. Powerful reading for me is in tension of struggles between opposing forces in the narrative. When one of these forces is love your story becomes cosmic within nature, no matter how exalted or mundane.

The last sentence lacks clarity because it’s unclear what “no matter how exalted or mundane” is referring to. I leave that configuration because it sounds better than any way I might think to clarify. But, no matter what’s referenced in that sentence, the phrase fits: “Opposing forces?” “Story?” “Within nature?” Each, within the story, might be exalted or mundane.

Continue reading

Christmas works

Our series of three, on working xmas, begins HERE.

…There is a cold breeze outside the car, though nothing moves but a plastic rag knotted on a tree limb — the tree one of those slender naked beauties above the car. Just so light, the rag floats on an otherwise nonexistent breath available to any eye passing or peeping out the nursing home window. I’m parked below the Church between it and the nursing home, waiting for Mass to begin. I don’t recall ever being in a Catholic Church before.

All over New England, in old once-successful mill towns, one finds these astonishing structures in brick or stone. One day this granite mass before me will be christened a basilica. Now it is a reminder that those coming across the border, the French-Canadian immigrants, gave unstintingly out of a bounty of labor not well-paid. For these workers, especially, often were not well treated… and in Yankee communities they were often despised.

Continue reading

Letter & Liturgy

Christian Reviews of Ideas and Culture

The Green and Blue House

entering the Maine metaphor

vintageinkstand

words and images from the past

3921 kilohertz

dedicated to the better principles of ham radio

Fellowship & Fairydust

Inspiring Faith and Creativity and Exploring the Arts through a Spiritual Lens.

Rough fish in the river

Appreciating all the river has to offer

Planet Pailly

Where Science Meets Fiction

Prairie Yesteryear

Heritage Notes from the Prairie States

Andrea Lundgren

Book Coaching, Reviews, and Writing Tips

New England Nomad

All Things New England

Off the Shelf

Blog of the Marion E. Wade Center

Book Geeks Anonymous

I cannot live without books. - Thomas Jefferson

Letters from the Edge of Elfland

entering the Maine metaphor

Wisdom from The Lord of the Rings

A weekly blog exploring the wisdom of The Lord of the Rings

the traveller's path

The blog of L.A. Smith, writer

The Fellowship of The King

Literary Expressions of Catholic Homeschoolers and Homeschool Graduates

sartorias

A topnotch WordPress.com site

asakiyume mita

A topnotch WordPress.com site