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Between The Notes

On the dare from a colleague, I started writing Between The Notes in late 2016. It’s been 5 years now and I have accumulated over 250 weekly blogs!

BTN started as a blog about the arts, and faith in the Triune God, but morphed into life and faith, and all the twists and turns that journey entails. There’s still much about the arts, but also about grappling with the wonder, heartache and the vagaries of life.

I’m written often about how much these musings mean to people, as well they mean a lot to me – I see them as reminding me of values I need to be reminded of. Remembering to remember so to speak.

So your generous donations help me carve off the time and space to create this work that have meant much to me and hopefully, to the subscriber base and social media base I write.

Thank you again for all your support in these creative aspirations!

Catastrophes |  November 24, 2021

You Can’t Hurry Rest  |  November 17, 2021

Buttons  |  November 10, 2021

Artistry  |  November 3, 2021

Difficult Beauty  |  October 27, 2021

The Sum Of Our Past  |  October 20, 2021

I Almost Love You  |  October 13, 2021

Sound & Fury: Declarative Statements  |  October 6, 2021

Cliches  |  September 29, 2021

Swimming In Transients  |  Sept 22, 2021

Ode To The Unknown Cheese  |  Sept 15, 2021

Slow Crows  |  September 8, 2021

All The Diamonds  |  September 1, 2021

Thresholds  |  August 25, 2021

Oh – You Again.”  |  August 18, 2021

Achievement Versus Fulfillment  |  August 11, 2021

Opening My Hood  |  August 4, 2021

Who We Are  |  July 28, 2021

The Safety Deposit Box  |  July 21, 2021

Why Can’t I Just feel The Way I Feel !?!  |  July 14, 2021

Doing Nothing  |  July 7, 2021

Unresolved Questions  |  June 30, 2021

Every Breath We Take  |  June 23, 2021

Seen And Being Seen  |  June 16, 2021

Stumped  |  June 9, 2021

Just The Way We Aren’t  |  June 2, 2021

Don’t Shoot The Message  |  May 26, 2021

Connection Over Comfort  |  May 19, 2021

Happy In My Own Shoes  |  May 12, 2021

Irritants  |  May 5, 2021

Kill Switch To Presence  |  April 28, 2021

A Fuller Emptiness  |  April 21, 2021 

When Life Gives You Accordions  |  April 14, 2021

Picks In My Pocket  |  April 7, 2021

When The Melody Takes Over  |  March 31, 2021

The Eternal Why? |  March 24, 2021

Silence  |  March 17, 2021

Comments  |  March 10, 2021

Ishin-Denshin  |  March 3, 2021

Surprise  |  February 24, 2021

The Nuance Of Neve  | February 17, 2021 

The Blessing Of Boredom  |  February 10, 2021

Born To Play  |  February 3, 2021

The Beauty Of Boundaries  |  January 27, 2021

Blessing The Unexpected  |  January 20, 2021

Beginnings and Ends  |  January 13, 2021

Blind Spots  |  January 6, 2021

Happy New Year  |  January 1, 2021

Grateful Notes II  | December 27, 2020

Small Things  |  December 23, 2020

Home For The Holidays  |  December 16, 2020

Grateful Notes  |  December 12, 2020

A Shot Of Hope – |  December 9, 2020

Is There A YouTube Video For That? |  December 2, 2020

Espresso Days | November 25, 2020

What’s Your Oxblood?  |  November 18, 2020

Signal Flow  |  November 11, 2020

The Permanent Things  |  November 4, 2020

The Intimacy Of Truth  |  October 28, 2020

The Communal Imagination  |  October  21, 2020

Leisure  | October 14, 2020

Jumping Puddles  October 7, 2020

The Film Of Familiarity  |  September 30, 2020

Welcome Them All  |  September 23, 2020

To Feel Or Not To Feel?  |  September 16, 2020

You Can’t Give What You Haven’t Got  |  September 9, 2020

The Three Gates  | September 2, 2020

The Troublesome Pest  |  August 26, 2020

The Effort Of Effortless  |  August 19, 2020

Birthdays  | August 12, 2020

Forgive And Remember  |  August 5, 2020

The Quality Of The Song  |  July 29, 2020

Choose Your Perspective  |  July 22, 2020

The One-Sided Conversation  |  July 15, 2020

What Catches Our Eye  |  July 8, 2020

The Unexamined Bug  July 1, 2020

Crazy Dreams  |  June 24, 2020

PPP  |  June 17, 2020

Words  |  June 10, 2020

Learning To Float  |  June 3, 2020

A Volcanic Reflection  |  May 27, 2020

Capacity and The Flaccid Balloon  |  May 20, 2020

The More of Now  |  May 13, 2020

The Moo Of Life  |  May 6, 2020

The Stories We Tell Ourselves  |  April 29, 2020

The Tension Of Connection  |  April 22, 2020

Are We There Yet?  |  April 15, 2020

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross  |  April 12. 2020

Where The Dance Is  |  April 8, 2020

Learn To Walk, Walk To Learn  |  April 1, 2020

The Clumsy Dance Of Lament And Hope  | March 25, 2020 

The Road Less Traveled  |  March 18, 2020

The Ongoing Ongoingness  |  March 11, 2020

Let Us be Quiet Together  |  March 4, 2020

Today Is All We Have!  |  February 26, 2020

User Experience  |  February 19, 2020

Orange Pylons  |  February 12, 2020

Calluses  |  February 5, 2020

Investment  |  January 29, 2020

Sidewalks  |  January 22, 2020

The Grand Manifestation  |  January 15, 2020

Finding the Fred In Us  |  January 8, 2020

Showing Up  |  January 1, 2020

The Gift Of Dark  |  December 25, 2019

The Sounds Of Christmas  |  December 18, 2019

Grateful Notes  |  December 15, 2019

The Evolving Christmas Playlist  |  December 11, 2019

Room In The Inn Of Mystery  |  December 4, 2019

Where The Lost Things Are  |  November 20, 2019

Rewilded  |  November 13, 2019

Be Still  |  November 6, 2019

Doubt Wisely  |  October 30, 2019

Real Costs  |  October 23, 2019

Small Moves  |  October 16, 2019

T’was Grace  |  October 9, 2019

Leaky Thoughts  |  October 2, 2019

Skip  |  September 25, 2019

Changing Birthdays  |  September 18, 2019

Crossover Hit  |  September 11. 2019

Let The Playing Begin!  |  September 4, 2019

Stories  | August 28, 2019   

Why Plan?  |  August 21, 2019

Life In The VU  |  August 14, 2019

Animated Sensitivity  |  August 7, 2019

The Mythical Terminus  |  July 31, 2019

Great  |  July 24, 2019

Smile When You Sing  |  July 17, 2019

The One Before The One  |  July 10, 2019

Quality  |  July 3, 2019

When Neurons Misfire  |  June 26, 2019

In This Moment  |  June 19, 2019

Angst  |  June 12, 2019

Living Backward Through The Day  |  June 5, 2019

Nova The Shame Dog  |  May 29, 2019

Choices  |  May 22, 2019

Cutting The Coat  |  May 15, 2019

Will & Grace  |  May 8, 2019

Detailing  |  May 1, 2019

How Was Your Experience?  |  April 24, 2019

Leap Of Faith  |  April 17, 2019

Full Bandwidth  |  April 10, 2019

New Glasses  |  April 3, 2019

Marginalia  |  March 27, 2019

Externals  |  March 20, 2019

The Right Combination  |  March 13, 2019

Mimesis  |  March 6, 2019

Like And Dislike  |  February 27, 2019

Impediments  |  February 20, 2019

Sinning Against The Day  |  February 13, 2019

Discovering  |  February 6, 2019

Different Races, Goals and Finish Lines  |  January 30, 2019

New Every Morning  |  January 23, 2019

Faithful Adventure  |  January 16, 2019

The Way Of Gift  |  January 9, 2019

Between The Mistakes  |  January 2, 2019

Blessing The Starless Night  |  December 26, 2018

A Beautiful Question  |  December 19, 2018

Awake To Wonder  |  December 12, 2018

Go Be More  |  December 5, 2018

Play  |  November 28, 2018

Soften  |  November 21, 2018

First We Sing…  |  November 14, 2018

I Listen For A Living  |  November 7, 2018

To Practice The Presence  |  October 31, 2018

A Long Boring Conversation In The Same Direction  |  October 24, 2018

To Fill The Space In A Beautiful Way  |  October 17, 2018

True Friends  |  October 10, 2018

Practice Makes Progress  |  October 3, 2018

The Big One  |  September 26, 2018

Perspective  |  September 19, 2019

Live Joyfully  |  September 12, 2018

True Art Loves  |  September 5, 2018

Everyone Is Sacred  |  August 29,2018

Vocation  |  August 22, 2018

Owies  |  August 15, 2018

Part Of The Mystery  |  August 8, 2018

Some Thoughts On Words  |  August 1, 2018

Required Listening  | July 25, 2018

Everything And Nothing  |  July 18, 2018

Wholeness Is Not Perfection  |  July 11, 2018

Through Another Lens  |  July 4, 2018

Balance Doesn’t Suit You  |  June 27, 2018

Love Participates  |  June 20, 2018

Maybe  |  June 13, 2018 

Love And Loss  |  June 6, 2013

Don’t Be Afraid  |  May 30, 2018

Gather  |  May 23, 2018

One Note Of Truth  |  May 16, 2018

Prayer On The Pectoral Fly  |  May 9, 2018

Everyone Is Interesting  |  May 2, 2018

Love Is Its Own Reward  |  April 25, 2018

Listen To The Sounds  |  April 18, 2018

A Difficult Truth  |  April 11, 2018

New Eyes  |  April 4, 2018

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross  |  March 28, 2018

The Place The Something Happens  |  March 21, 2018

Flawed Characters  |  March 14, 2018

Whoever Loves God Loves All That God Loves  |  March 7, 2018

Stay Awake  |  February 28, 2018 

The Teacher Moves You On  |  February 21, 2018

 Ends We Live For  |  February 14, 2018

On Irrelevance  |  February 7, 2018

If We Don’t Remember  |  January 31, 2018

Nice  |  January 24, 2018

Personal Relationships  |  January 17, 2018

Go Beauty!  |  January 10, 2018

Word Of The Year  |  January 3, 2018

Christmas Postlude  |  December 27, 2017

Joseph  |  December 20, 2017

The Space Between The Notes  |  December 17, 2017

Why Don’t You Write A Blog?  |  December 13, 2017

Ode To Joy  | December 6, 2017

You Can Only Be Healed Where You Are Broken  |  November 29, 2017

Check Your Ego  |  November 22, 2017

IncarNATION Notes  |  November 21, 2017

The Gift Of The Beautiful  |  November 15, 2017

Travelers  |  November 8, 2017

You Never Know What A Day May Bring  |  Nov.1, 2017

The Perpetual Dance  |  October 25, 2017

One Day At A Time  |  October 18, 2017

New  |  October 11, 2017

Expressing The Inexpressible  |  October 4, 2017

Making It  |  September 27, 2017

Rococo  |  September 20, 2017

Curiosity  |  September 13, 2017

Delighting In Delight  |  September 6, 2017

To Be Continued…  |  August 30, 2017

It Goes On  |  August 23, 2017

Breaking Free  |  August 16, 2017

The Vista  |  August 9, 2017

Tay Ina Wynn  |  August 2, 2017

Our Enemy  |  July 26, 2017

Perfectionism  |  July 19, 2017

What. We. Love.  |  July 12, 2017

Ha! Made You Look!  |  June 28, 2017

Is That What I Look Like?  |  June 21, 2017

Let The Song Play You  |  June 14, 2017

What Is The Sound Of Rain?  |  June 7, 2017

Great And Beautiful Things To Do  |May 31, 2017

Generous Attention  |  May 24, 2017

Disappointment  |  May 17, 2017

Exercise  |  May 10, 2017

Awake  |  May 3, 2017

The Good Question  |  April 26, 2017

New Eyes  |  April 19, 2017

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross  |  April 12, 2017

Jump In The River  |  April 5, 2017

Running The Race  |  March 29, 2017

It’s Different When It’s Personal  |  March 22, 2017

Playing Catch  |  March 15, 2017

What Plays You?  |  March 8, 2017

Keep Asking  |  March 2, 2017

This Is Not A Moral Issue  |  February 22, 2017

Saying Yes  |  February 17, 2017

Good Adventure  |  February 10, 2017

They’ll Know We Are…  |  February 2, 2017

Savour  |  January 25, 2017

Different and Unique  |  January 18, 2017

Every Happening Great and Small  | January 13, 2017

So Dickens, Jeremiah and George Michael walk into a bar…  |  December 31, 2016

New Every Morning  |  December 29, 2016

Space Between The Notes | December 20, 2016

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