To make a basket

Making baskets seems to be a good topic this close to Easter. I am re-reading the book “Braiding Sweetgrass”  by Robin Kimmerer. I just finished the chapter where the author was learning to make a basket from John Pigeon, a Potawatomi basket maker. She described going with him to choose the black ash tree, felling […]

Psalm 49 (Psalms on the Trail)

But God will ransom my life and snatch me from the jaws of death.   Psalm 49:15 Okay, this menacing creature is fairly harmless.  It’s either a wolf spider or a nursery web spider—I don’t know which.  So maybe this photo isn’t a good illustration for this psalm verse, because Psalm 49 is a “wisdom” […]

Psalm 21 (Psalms on the Trail)

“For you meet him with rich blessing; you set a crown of fine gold on his head.   He asked you for life; you gave it to him—length of days forever.” Psalm 21:3-4 Reflection:  This psalm is written for the coronation of a king (the “him” in the psalm), so I try to imagine these […]