Glimpse of Glory

When my parents were missionaries in Japan, they had colleagues that ran the gamut from liberal Presbyterians to conservative Southern Baptists, and while there were lots of differences, one that seemed most obvious¬† to my teenaged perspective was the differences when it came to alcohol. My parents enjoyed wine and beer, and always tucked little…

Christmas Crisis?

Throughout Advent, I will be sharing songs and images that connect to each Sunday’s lectionary text. This week, the song is “The Trumpet Child,” by Over the Rhine. The image is “The Last Trumpet (recto); Two studies of a right eye, a profile of an open-mouthed young man, the head of an eagle, and the…

Reflections

Reflections This Dallas-based photographer has a lovely series of photos that explore both the way we see ourselves, and the history behind the lives of people we think we know. I think it is beautiful.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Quilt Top, Crazy pattern

Need more beauty? Visit metmuseum.com and explore the hundreds of pieces they have available to view on-line. It won’t compare to wandering around the museum, itself, but on a rainy day, it will do. The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Quilt Top, Crazy pattern. If you click on the above link, and then choose the…

Soul Beauty

In a world where too much ugliness happens every day–much of it on the internet for millions of eyes to see–let’s take a moment and celebrate how one young woman has transformed a moment of ugliness into one of beauty. It all started when this photo, taken without the subject’s knowledge, was posted on a…

Outer Space

Here’s a little extraterrestrial beauty for your day

Originally posted on Ha Neul Seom:
It has been some time since I sat through an animation as gorgeous as The Secret of Kells. Although highly experimental in style, the film is still accessible enough for wide range of audience to enjoy so I encourage you to take a look at this extravagant piece of…