Shall we be friends?

Calling – being before doing

Calling. This is a term we hear used a lot these days in Christian circles, in artist circles, and even in political circles. We use the term widely and loosely …

I will do something new!

by Lancia E. Smith for The Cultivating Project  The year 2016 has passed silently now into history and overnight a new year has been born. 2017. Just to say it …
A candle of waiting - Image (c) Lancia E. Smith

Advent – making ready & keeping company

Advent – Making Ready and Keeping Company by Lancia E. Smith ~  Advent begins quietly. Like the humble coming of the infant God who was born to die, rise, and …

Giving thanks!

by Lancia E. Smith    One of the truly great blessings of our lives is the simple act of giving thanks. Something about the act itself is restorative and healing. …

Sometimes this is what Hope looks like

by Lancia E. Smith Funny how a single phone call can stop you in your tracks instantly crumbling the edifice of how you define reality. In a second, life sustaining …
Evensong, Heading East - Image (c) Lancia E. Smith

Evensong, Heading East

K. C. Ireton for The Cultivating Project ~ Somewhere in eastern Montana I finished reading Gaudy Night. With a sigh I closed the book and stared out the train …
Curate

Curate as a path to curing our ache

While we often understand the word curate to mean to acquire, organize, and manage a collection, the medieval latin roots of the word meant to take care of, to cure. …

Giving thanks!

Today I give thanks out of the fullness of my heart to the Maker of my soul. I give thanks for the bounty of blessings that mark the boundaries of …

Fear Not!

As we close up a busy 2013 perhaps we straggle into the finish line of this year weary and bruised, while others race across it in triumph. Perhaps the year …

Song for Aragorn and Jan Cowles

 For Jan Cowles with love, hope and gratitude. Happy Homecoming! With their love, prayers, friendship and support,  Jan & Tina Cowles significantly made it possible for me  to go to …

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