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"Come, and still your soul, like a child on his daddy's knee. Come to the quiet. Come, still your soul... completely." (John Michael Talbot)

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This is a small watercolor I did this week and is available in my online art gallery (to the right!). Many of my paintings have this perspective of looking up. Some have suggested it represents the spiritual component of my life. I also find incredible inspiration from the night sky. When the stars are shining, I often have a strong sense of God's presence. Like last night, it helps me clear my mind and center down. Smoking my pipe sometimes helps too. All things will be well. Hope you like it. Have a great day, and see you tomorrow.

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This is a song I sang a long time ago in our church and decided it wasn't appropriate for congregational singing. However, one member and a dear friend of mine loved it and continued to request it. She's recently been diagnosed with Altzeimer's and hasn't been well for a while. I decided, in dedication to her, to spend time today laying down a really rough version of the song. MP3 File

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"A supernatural experience of our contingency is a humility which loves and prizes above all else our state of moral and metaphysical helplessness before God" (Thomas Merton).

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This morning I took Lisa to work on my way to the church. She does part-time home-health care for a lady with MS. The kids slept in since there s no school today. The church was quiet this morning. I was feeling a little lonely when Sandy, one of my leaders, called. She wanted to know if I would be interested in a visit. She brought me a Tim Hortons coffee and one of their breakfast sandwiches (with sausage). Lisa (from Alabama) loves them because they remind her of the South especially the biscuits. Gotta watch it though cuz they...

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