Archive | Art & Culture RSS feed for this section

To the Season of Fruitfulness

To Autumn BY JOHN KEATS Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,    Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless    With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,    And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;       To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells […]

Continue Reading

On the death of the Beloved, by John O’Donohue

“Though we need to weep your loss, You dwell in that safe place in our hearts, Where no storm or might or pain can reach you. Your love was like the dawn Brightening over our lives Awakening beneath the dark A further adventure of color. The sound of your voice Found for us A new […]

Continue Reading
Father's Day

Father’s Day – A Holiday or Holy Day?

Father – The one who has the honor of offering the seed of new life; and hopefully he has the wisdom and love to guide that seed to its fruition. The value of a father cannot be overestimated. “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both […]

Continue Reading
2017 Year of the Fire Rooster

The Rooster Crows For 2017

The Chinese New Year, or the “Spring Festival”, is the most important holiday in China. It is also the longest, spanning 2 weeks. This year it begins on Jan. 28th, (or the 27th if you’re in the USA). It ends on Feb 15th with the Lantern Festival. Public celebrations will feature a giant dragon parading […]

Continue Reading

Celebrating God’s Children Past and Present

The last day of October and the first few days of November have a long history of religious traditions. It’s rather funny how we celebrate Halloween today, as a day to dress up in spooky, gory or funky costumes and beg for candy. Most of the meaning of this holiday has been lost in translation […]

Continue Reading

Culture and Art Move the World

“People often think that politics moves the world, but that is not the case. It is culture and art that move the world. It is emotion, not reason that strikes people in the innermost part of their hearts. When hearts change and are able to receive new things, ideologies and social regimes change as a […]

Continue Reading
"Claude Monet - Jardin à Sainte-Adresse" by Claude Monet - The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons -

Visionaries Bring A New Perspective – Culture Change

Some people come into this world with the capacity to think differently, to see from a new perspective. Usually their views and actions create controversy, even scandal, because they are too different from the established culture. It takes time as well as great dedication and persistence on the part of these visionaries before their ideas gain acceptance. […]

Continue Reading

Finding the Beauty in Life

Our current message series is focused on the doors that sometimes open or close before us. Doors are a good metaphor for opportunities or what we allow in or shut out.  I often find that God puts things in front of us for a reason, but it’s always our choice as to whether we step […]

Continue Reading

The Sacred Application of Music

This week our Sunday message was given by David Eaton, Music Director of the New York City Symphony. Both an audio and video version of his message will be available soon. Although I can not do justice to the very inspiring message David shared with us this past Sunday, I will try to give a brief synopsis. […]

Continue Reading

Puppy Love

Puppy love is more than just a test of your gag reflex. God invented it. This little blogito began on an Amtrak train stalled in Philadelphia Station. The polar vortex had downed some lines north of Trenton. A conductor strolled by and I heard his radio say “… squak… crackle… sixty to ninety minutes…”. “We’re […]

Continue Reading
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On YoutubeVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On Google PlusVisit Us On Instagram