MAKING CROSSES

IMAGE OF PAISLEY CROSS

I HAVE NO ARTISTIC TRAINING.

I HAVE NO RELIGIOUS TRAINING.

I HAVE SPENT HUGE CHUNKS OF MY LIFE NOT LISTENING TO GOD.

Yet, I wrote a book on a new physical type of prayer that asks God to come near while you make a cross from broken and found objects.

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT GOD’S MYSTERIOUS WAYS.

After the tragedy of 9/11, I began making tentative crosses from stuff I found lying around the house. The crosses were encouraged by a few kind souls, and gradually I became intentional about the practice. The idea for a book emerged and the book Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God came into being, published by Paraclete Press in 2009.

Following the book’s release, I spent two years leading workshops on making crosses. I still welcome the opportunity to do so; I don’t charge a fee; I appreciate an honorarium.

Making Crosses Book cover

Now, on Wednesday mornings, I make crosses at a church service for those living on the streets—we make lots of chip bag crosses using potato chip bags picked up in the neighborhood.

If you’re searching for a different way to connect with God, give the book a look-see—I hope you won’t be disappointed.

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