Christian Faith · Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing · Music

The Melody Separated by Rests

He withdrew… to a solitary place (Matthew 14:13). There is no music during a musical rest, but the rest is part of the making of the music. In the melody of our life, the music is separated here and there by rests. During those rests, we foolishly believe we have come to the end of… Continue reading The Melody Separated by Rests

Arts and Culture · Music · Poetry

Drink in art each day so worldly cares won’t obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in your soul

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The silk tapestries seen here represent the combined… Continue reading Drink in art each day so worldly cares won’t obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in your soul

Music · Nature

The Great Animal Orchestra

Years ago, when my husband Gene and I made our first trek across the country in an RV, we were amused and captivated by the antics of the very social, black-tailed prairie dogs whose communities we encountered while hiking near Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. It broke my heart to hear that these little creatures have now… Continue reading The Great Animal Orchestra