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About Me

A hearth usually refers to the fireplace or to a lesser degree a home. However, according to Merriam Webster, a hearth can refer to a “vital, creative center.”

My focus here is my poetry – some of it political – and subjects that are dear to my heart: spiritual friendship, solitude, writing, Oregon, and sometimes a word.

Poets’ Pavilion is my devotional series for Christian poets. Published on Friday at Substack and here.

I believe that Christian art, in its various forms, does not have to be overt in its message. In Romans 1:20 KJV, Paul writes: “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” But art needs to be beautiful and point to the Truth, covertly or overtly. It needs to enrich and enliven our souls, not to shame them through ugliness. It needs to promote holiness.

Thank you for stopping by my hearth on the Oregon coast. Blessings!

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