a collection of words about God and life and art and baseball and football and hope and my family and my ministry and music and the immense joy in each moment of all of it. it's a record of being human. welcome.
"to my valentine, 2018"
mixed media collage (vintage papers, acrylic paint, glue, marker, on bookboard)
gregory a. milinovich
valentine's day was kind of tricky this year, since i spent the entire day at the church. it was ash wednesday, so it was tough for me to make it a day of celebration with my valentine, given that i spent most of the day touching other people's foreheads, reminding them that they will all die. super romantic.
still, i continued a yearly tradition of making a collage as an expression of my love for my bride. this was the 11th consecutive year for this, and since it was ash wednesday this year, i was thinking quite a bit about brokenness. and it is true that over 18 and a half years of marriage, we've both had to deal with our share of brokenness: words we shouldn't have said, poor decisions, pride, and more. to quote someone more terse than i: love hurts.
but to quote someone more loquacious: love is also patient …
"ash wednesday, 2018"
mixed media collage (paper, ash, glue on book cover)
gregory a. milinovich
wednesday was ash wednesday, the beginning of lent, and a day to remember that in the end, we all get dehydrated. that's essentially what i preached about on wednesday: that the human body is around 60% water, but one day the water will all dry up from in our cells and between our cells, and we will dry up, like so many crumbling bones.
like the bones in the valley that ezekiel envisioned. he went down into this valley, and said there so many bones, and they were very dry. but the voice of the Lord asked zeke if those bones could live again. and he wanted to believe it. he really did. he would have like to say, "yes! make them live! Lord, you can make these bones dance again. you can rehydrate them. you can restore my people to the way they once were. you can reunited mother with child, and reestablish the old traditions and the good 'ol …