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This painting depicts the solitary feeling of existence, and sometimes how we feel isolated and alienated from all beings, including God. This does not mean it is so, but felt. When I am out at night time for a walk underneath the stars, I may feel very much alone, and indeed be alone, but those are the times I have felt closest to God.

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I love this passage in the Trappist monk, Thomas Merton's, "Seeds of Contemplation": And so, suppose your meditation takes you to the point where you are baffled and repelled by the cloud that surrounds God, who maketh the darkness His covert. Far from realizing Him, you begin to realize nothing more than your own helplessness to know Him, and you begin to think that meditation is something altogether hopeless and impossible. And yet the more helpless you are, the more you seem to desire to see Him and to know Him, and the contradiction of your desires and your failure...

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This is a mixed-media piece I did a few years ago.

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I'm fascinated by the cross and its importance, even centrality! It is the crux of all that matters. I'm reading a book I picked up while on my trip to Ottawa a couple of weeks ago. I was in a cool coffee shop and they had all these books on sale. I was immediately drawn to this one because of its title. Harris Athanasiadis, George Grant and the Theology of the Cross: The Christian Foundations of His Thought. I've barely started it, but like a good book should, it's got me thinking on deeper levels. Grant is considered by many...

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