For the Love of Animals

"Until One Has Loved An Animal" by Jen Norton. Acrylic on wood; 24 x 24 x 2.5"; $2600 Last summer I had to say goodbye to my beloved dog, Patti. Patti was a rescued boxer, extremely timid, and my animal soul mate. She was me at four years old, shy and...

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The Annunciation

There are a million ways to say “no” to God. Like Eve back in the Garden, we often listen to that little whispering voice telling us that we’ve been short-changed by God. “I’m not perfect enough.” “My Life isn’t going the way I planned.” “I deserve more.” We blindly...

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Love is Patient… (1 Corinthians 13)

First Corinthians, verse 13. We all know how this one begins… Love is Patient, Love is Kind. If you’ve ever attended a Christian wedding, you’ve probably listened half-heartedly to this reading. And that’s the challenge of this verse… to not LIVE it half-hearted. To...

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St. Teresa of Kolkata

Many thoughts and ideas have been running through my head in the last week on what to say about our newest saint, St. Teresa of Kolkata. Really, there’s not much I can add that you can’t already find on the internet, said by tons of people more learned than I. So on...

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The Mustard Seed

Seeing yourself on video is a challenge to be overcome, but I'm doing it anyway. I hope you enjoy my attempt at a video blog, as well as my new painting, “The Mustard Seed”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b0B96zxYyY Jesus says that we must receive the kingdom of God...

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Lamb of God, Have Mercy on Us

  One of my favorite prayers is the “Lamb of God”, recited just before communion during a Catholic mass. It's so simple, repetitive, even childlike. Yet it says so much. We might complicate Mercy and Peace, but God doesn't. Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the...

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Glory Be!

Life on modern earth can be like a hurricane, swirling us one way, then the other. Fear, indecision, conflicting opinions, self-doubt, 24 hours of noise. It can all be overwhelming. And if you “build your house on sand” by trying to navigate it all yourself, it just...

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