Greg&Lizzy’s Pick of the Season

You Gave Us Your Love What did you get for Christmas?  Was it what you’ve been hoping for?  Was it what you asked for? On Christmas morning, I opened the blinds on the front door just in time to see a full-grown man fly down our suburban street on a shiny new go-cart that 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 →

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 →

Greg&Lizzy’s Pick of the Week {7/13/17}

By Greg Boudreaux || Dumb Ox Creative Outreach Director Artist: Johnnyswim Album: Live at Rockwood Music Hall Song: Adelina On their recent live album, husband/wife duo Johnnyswim offers a track that will leave any listener hardpressed to not feel at least a glimmer of hope even in the deepest trials. "Adelina" takes its time meandering... Continue Reading →

Receiving What is Real

By Adam Fuselier || Dumb Ox Program Director Last year, I had the awesome opportunity to take a trip to Italy with a few great friends. The inspiration to buy the plane tickets and commit to the trip came over a really great glass of wine. Gifts like wine and really good food are often... Continue Reading →

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