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.
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.