vol. 8, num. 14 :: 2009.07.02 — 2009.07.16
Sometimes it’s a seller’s market, and then other times it’s a buyer’s market. And in all times there’s an urge to purchase property, to invest in a plot of land for both practical and symbolic reasons. What’s good and not-so-good about ownership?
Warning: asking long-time neighbors about family history might surprise you.
A musical tour of sentiments about ownership.
On the complexity of simplicity and giving up the closet.
A reflection on the complicated consideration of where to live.
Tracing a family's history and values through home spaces.
On reinforcing a sense of identity through loss.
Your opportunity to contribute thoughts about home, land and ownership.
A family finds a perfect home in a "changing" neighborhood.
Creating a home that is right respite for yourself and others.
Building your own home can be a rewarding adventure when you apply your values.
A surprisingly entertaining account in layman’s terms of how the U.S. got itself into the current housing crisis.
To paint a picture or to write a story or to compose a song is an incarnational activity. The artist is a servant who is willing to be a birthgiver. In a very real sense the artist (male or female) should be like Mary who, when the angel told her that she was to bear the Messiah, was obedient to the command. Obedience is an unpopular word nowadays, but the artist must be obedient to the work, whether it be a symphony, a painting, or a story for a small child. I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius, or something very small, comes to the artist and says, “Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me.” And the artist either says, “My soul doth magnify the Lord,” and willingly becomes the bearer of the work, or refuses; but the obedient response is not necessarily a conscious one, and not everyone has the humble, courageous obedience of Mary.
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art
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