Roses & Holiday Advice

By Cortney Robert || Dumb Ox Ministries A while back I wrote a blog about two rose bushes my fiance gave me for my birthday this past year. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read it, you can find it on the blog. If you remember, he told me when he gave it to... Continue Reading →

The Advent of Manhood

By Brian Butler || Executive Director of Dumb Ox Ministries This morning, while praying, I read this: “Then, the chief butler said to Pharaoh, ‘I remember my faults today.’” (Gn 41:9) This man in Genesis has a trade from which I get my surname, so obviously the verse jumped off the page at me. I’m... Continue Reading →

Melt the Frozen, Warm the Chill

by Angelle Damare || Intercessory Team Director at ECHO New Orleans As we celebrated Pentecost Sunday this past year at ECHO Nola, I was struck by a line of the “Veni, Sancte Spiritus”: “Melt the frozen, warm the chill” It's something only the Lord can do for us. /// O little one, Shrouded in darkness,... Continue Reading →

Ten Thousand Faces

By Meghan Perks || Dumb Ox Summer Intern I first wrote this poem at the end of the spring semester of this year to say good-bye to a friend who was graduating. During that semester, I had the incredible opportunity to study the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, whose style and thought greatly inspired the... Continue Reading →

Spotlight Sister: St. Martha

By Amelia Haag || ECHO Cenla 2017 Martha is officially my spirit animal. The sister of Lazarus and Mary, Martha usually gets a bad reputation of being the busy body. The harsh non-spiritual part of every bible story she is in (a whopping 2 stories). Yet, while I was at ECHO Cenla this past week... Continue Reading →

Greg&Lizzy’s Pick of the Week {8/14/17}

By Greg Boudreaux || Dumb Ox Creative Outreach Director Song: Turning Page   Artist: Sleeping At Last I love this song for pretty much one reason: its reverence for the one about whom it's written.  There simply aren't that many songs out there in the mainstream that have the kind of attention to detail and insight into... Continue Reading →

Poem Inspired by ECHO

Sandra Harbison || ECHO Cenla 2017 Participant Will you venture into the dark abyss To be welded into a new creation Will you let the flames scorch your skin As you stand firmly planted in your assignment   Or will you run to something easier Knowing the Truth always wins Give me the fortitude to... Continue Reading →

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