Sheila Seiler Lagrand talks about the day she met her dad, and Brendan MacOdrum writes a poem about his brother’s guitar, which is more about only a guitar. Bradley Moore is determined to demonstrate the gift of hospitality. Nancy Rosback sings a song. Louise Gallagher spends four days and nights on a rooftop – in Calgary – in the winter – to raise money for the homeless. And actor Alan Rickman, with that marvelous voice he has, reads a poem about war. Lots of good stuff online this past week.
“The Day I Met My Dad” by Sheila Seiler Lagrand at Godspotting.
“Gifts and Ghosts of Christmas Past” and “Christmas Ruins Lives” by Matt Appling at The Church of No People.
“How to Bear Good Fruit from an Imperfect Family Tree” by David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.
“The wandering wise man” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“Thanks for the Lovely Gift Basket” by Bradley Moore at Shrinking the Camel.
“You’ve Got To Rip Your Skin Off” by Kelly Sauer.
“Stop” by Nancy Rosback at A Little Somethin’.
“Christmas Sweaters: A PSA” by Kathy Richards at Katdish.
“Quantum Proof?” by Peter Pollock.
“I’m tired” by Michael Perkins at the Handwritten.
“On the Roof. Off the Street” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.
“Advent Journal: Coffee Break” by Milton Brasher-Cunningham at Don’t Eat Alone.
“Belong” by Karen Eck at Karenee Art.
“This Seat Occupied” by Maureen Dollas at Writing Without Paper.
“Luci Shaw” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Sow When You Reap” by Tim Good at The Naked Alien Ministry.
“Room 118” by Laura Boggess at The Wellspring.
“My Brother’s Guitar” by Brendan MacOdrum at Oran’s Well.
Paintings & Photographs
“Refuge Autumn Study 4,” oil on cradled panel, and “Wetlands Somewhere,” oil on canvas, by Randall David Tipton At Painter’s Process.
“Reaching for the Moon” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“Inside an amazon.com warehouse – 8 pictures” via Andrew Piper.
“That special time of the year” by J of India at neither Use Nor Ornament.
“Growing in Loss” by Claire Burge.
“Sing…Sing a Song” by Nancy Rosback at Reading Words.
Videos & Podcasts
“The Long War, poem by Laurie Lee” read by actor Alan Rickman.
“Advent Journal: Soundtrack for the Prophet” by Milton Brasher-Cunningham at Don’t Eat
Painting: Abstract Mona Lisa by David Wagner via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission