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Top Secret Drum Corps: Swiss Precision at its Finest

2021-08-01T13:20:45+00:00August 1st, 2021|BEAUTY, Inspiration, Music & Performance, VIDEO|

Switzerland is like a hidden jewel in the middle of Europe, a mountainous land with a highly secretive banking system and a tradition of remaining neutral during wars. The Swiss culture has given the world exquisite chocolates, precision watches, cuckoo clocks, the Swiss Army knife, and even the modern marvel of Velcro! What an [...]

The Fabulous Finch Family

2021-09-08T18:16:58+00:00July 12th, 2021|BEAUTY, Natural World|

As the sparrow finds a home and the swallow a nest to settle her young, my home is by your altars, LORD of hosts, my king and my God! (Psalm 84:4) The most colorful ones are like flashes of natural radiance and personality that remind us in a certain way of the holy [...]

The Divine Prodigality of Beauty (Part 2 – The Universe)

2021-09-12T18:21:41+00:00July 11th, 2021|BEAUTY, Natural World|

Donna Tartt, in her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Goldfinch, makes a remarkable statement that perfectly encapsulates the mission of Sacred Windows: “And isn’t the whole point of things—beautiful things—that they connect you to some larger beauty?” Ah, that “larger beauty”. It should really be spelled with a capital B: the Trinitarian Beauty of God’s life. [...]

John Rutter’s Glorious Psalm 23 – Part 2: The Sheep

2021-05-02T16:26:24+00:00May 2nd, 2021|BEAUTY, God & Jesus Christ, Music & Performance, VIDEO|

The Sheep English choirmaster, John Rutter, established the Cambridge Singers in the early 1980s for the purpose of producing musical recordings. They have been amazingly prolific with nearly forty albums in their vast repertoire. In The Lord is My Shepherd we hear a mixed choir of men’s and women’s voices intertwining effortlessly with the [...]

John Rutter’s Glorious Psalm 23 – Part 1: The Shepherd

2021-04-26T02:01:26+00:00April 25th, 2021|BEAUTY, God & Jesus Christ, Music & Performance, VIDEO|

The Shepherd English composer, choirmaster and conductor, John Rutter, sets the most famous of all psalms (Psalm 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd”) to music in an exquisite piece of art that incorporates voice, orchestra and vivid musical imagery. This commentary is the first of two on Rutter's piece. Part 1 focuses on the [...]

The Hummingbird Whisperer

2021-09-18T18:01:46+00:00March 27th, 2021|BEAUTY, Natural World, VIDEO|

“I think Mother Nature was trying to create one tiny perfect jewel, and she got it perfectly right.” ~The Hummingbird Whisperer The video below will be the most delightful two minutes you will spend today. It features a charming French lady who is sometimes called, “that crazy hummingbird lady” or, more commonly, “the hummingbird [...]

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