Monday, May 11, 2009

To the Minstrel of Love

I just finished this little book for my daughter Miriam's boyfriend Micheal Medlin, and hopefully he'll receive it tomorrow, May 12th, on his birthday.  He is an amazing musician, and leads out in the band "Humanlab" (check them out on myspace music), and Miriam harmonizes with him.  He is such a lover of everything that is pure, true and good and wants to share love and beauty with everyone on this planet!  Actually the book was sewn by an amazing artist Joanne Huffman, and I filled it's blank pages with inspiration for Micheal.  Happy Birthday sweetie!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blessed Mother's Day!

This is the last picture i have of me and all my girls together (and grandbaby Sofia), taken over 2 yrs.'s hard to get us all in one place these days! Next time will be for the first wedding of Shariyah's (living in New Zealand) in July.  This Mother's Day it's just me and Mikaelah (who is busy making me breakfast)...I so love and miss them all (Shekinah, Shariyah, Zionah, Miriam, Mikaelah & Mariyah) and thank God for this blessed, sacred trust of mothering!
Blessed Mother's Day to you all!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

altered words

In our 'Lucky 13' group we recently had a theme on 'words' and this collage is what came to me. AFTER finishing it, I thought of the story in on the Tower of Babel (babel meaning confusion), where according to chapter 11 in Genesis, there was  a united group of people who spoke one language and decided to build this tower so immense that it would have "its top to the heavens".  Unfortunately, the vain glory of man's works  motivated the efforts, instead of God's glory, and the fruits of the project came to be a confusion of languages, altered words, and a scattered people.
I just read a beautiful poem of Hafiz, the old Persian poet, on words... "when the words stop, and you can endure the silence that reveals your heart's pain of emptiness or that great wrenching-sweet longing, that is the time to try and listen to what the Beloved's eye most want to say."