Songwriters

A Video Christmas Card: Christmas to Me

Posted by admin on December 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Thanks to you all for reading and responding this past year. Here’s a little Christmas greeting for you that asks the important question: What is Christmas to you?

Christmas to me, echoes the mystery
The sacred holy night
A grace so pure and bright.

New American roots CD out soon

Posted by admin on August 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm

I am pleased to announce that my American roots music band, the Mo Bottom Project, will release our long-anticipated first CD this October.

The Creative Spirit: Working from Memory

Posted by admin on May 31, 2015 at 9:39 am

When we give ourselves some time and some promptings to remember, we can recall images and stories, and stories and images can change lives, can turn people toward God who waits for our turning. For most of us, these stories and pictures speak louder than proclamations.

The Creative Spirit: Cultivating the Earth and Ourselves

Posted by admin on May 23, 2015 at 8:15 am

rowing a garden is an act of faith and an acknowledgement of gratitude. It is a gesture of creativity and hope — that what we begin and nurture “with a rake and hoe” can become something else, something bigger and more, something that can be shared around a table.

Today’s Word: Broken

Posted by admin on December 14, 2014 at 9:04 am

As we near Christmas, we recall both the woundedness of our lives and the joy of the birth of the Christ, who came to bind up our wounds, heal our brokenness and fill the empty spaces in our lives.

Today’s Word: Green

Posted by admin on October 12, 2014 at 3:55 pm

No blue sky today, I thought. But then I looked, perhaps for the first time that day, at the green. The green of the grass and the trees exploded into my vision and I was taken aback by the utter beauty and contrast of the wet green against the coldness of the rest of the landscape. I woke up, it seems. It’s not drab, I thought, it’s just God telling me to remember that beauty lies all around us, all the time, if we’ll only wake up and pay attention.

A Song for the Season: Christmas to Me

Posted by admin on December 13, 2013 at 7:58 am

Another Christmas song, “Home Again with You,”inspired by a beautiful poem by the (now) Rev. Katie Cooper Nix and by the Christmas recordings from pop-jazz heroes like Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett. Enjoy…

Today’s Word: Well

Posted by admin on September 27, 2013 at 7:38 pm

We must go to this source often, armed with a bucket to catch the life-giving water that comes from deep within, left there for us to fetch by the giver, the creator, the spirit of life.

Holy as a Day is Spent: Our Awareness of the Sacred Around Us

Posted by admin on July 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

It’s so easy to go through life not astonished because we don’t look and listen for these sideways glances into the mind and heart of God. They are there, ever present, like their creator, but it’s up to us to look, see, note and name them.

The Spirit of a Piece of Land: Nearer My God to Thee

Posted by admin on October 31, 2010 at 6:05 pm

The point is this: We don’t really own the land. We are given the blessing of calling bits and pieces of it “home” for a while, but it belongs to the creator and to the lives of all who have touched it and worked it and walked it over the years.