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Cherry Winkle Moore

Cherry Winkle Moore is a visual artist and a retired hospice chaplain. Cherry has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, drawing and printmaking from the University of Alabama. Later she completed a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in pastoral care. Cherry sometimes says that in her case the MFA stands for Minister of Fine Arts and the MDiv stands for Making Divine Images Visible.

Ann's Fountain: Poem written at Laity Lodge, 2011

Ann's Fountain: Poem written at Laity Lodge, 2011

Artist’s Retreat, 2011. Ian Cron asked us to go experience water and come...

"Rooted and Grounded" - A Painting

I attended a spiritual retreat sometime in the 90s. At the first meeting...

"Redemption" - The Story of a Painting

The Beginning of this Painting Every year in the week before Easter some...

"Where I'm From" - a Poem

I am from the King James Bible and the Singer Sewing Machine and...

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A "Lost" Painting is Found

This painting was “lost” to me for 41 years. I painted it in...

FIRE: a poem by Judy Sorum Brown and a book page of mine

FIRE: a poem by Judy Sorum Brown and a book page of mine

A couple of years ago I took a page in a book called...

Matthew 15:10-28; What defiles a person

Matthew 15:10-28; What defiles a person

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, College Station, Texas - August 17, 2014 Artist -In-Residence...

Some Thoughts on Hope and Mary

Some Thoughts on Hope and Mary

We hope. We don’t have to give up hope but sometimes our hopes...

Matthew 14:22-33; Jesus Walks on Water and Calms the Storm

Matthew 14:22-33; Jesus Walks on Water and Calms the Storm

 St. Thomas Episcopal Church, College Station, Texas - August 10, 2014 Artist-In-Residence Program....

Matthew 14:13-21 The Feeding of the 5000

Matthew 14:13-21 The Feeding of the 5000

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, College Station, Texas - August 3, 2014 Artist-In-Residence Program....

Deliverance - A painting

Deliverance - A painting

A cancer patient shared a dream with me. He said he was in...

Lessons from a blade of grass

Lessons from a blade of grass

Today I was told to take a walk, notice something and listen to...

Retirement or Missions? Some thoughts and learnings

Retirement or Missions? Some thoughts and learnings

Voices inside and out tell me to make plans about retiring. I do...

What I Know

What I Know

There is a sense in which everything important that I know, I know...

Panama 2012: Prayer

Panama 2012: Prayer "cures" motion sickness

Something I learned years before while walking a labyrinth saved me from motion...

A Glimpse into Heaven

A Glimpse into Heaven

I’m not sure even how to talk about it. I wasn’t dreaming. I...

Poem: Laity Lodge Artist Retreat 2011

Poem: Laity Lodge Artist Retreat 2011

MUSIC, ART and ARCHITECTURE… the Frio River I close my eyes and listen:...

GRIEF BURSTS............February 4, 2011

GRIEF BURSTS............February 4, 2011

Shortly after I went to work at the hospice where I am a...

Recent Spiritual Practice

Recent Spiritual Practice

In my last post I wrote about my struggle to find a personal...

Seeking a Spiritual Practice

Seeking a Spiritual Practice

Not having grown up in a tradition with a liturgy or lectionary or...

The Worst Loss

The Worst Loss

THE WORST LOSS – the death of a child They tell me I...

Experiencing the Feminine Characteristics of God

Experiencing the Feminine Characteristics of God

I would like to tell you about a 36” round painting that I...

Pastel Portraits 2010

Pastel Portraits 2010

Every Wednesday afternoon a group of portrait artists meets at The Frame Gallery...

Personal Praise History

Personal Praise History

Spring 2010 Wooing and forming God, I thank you for my EARLY CHRISTIAN...

Visual Biography

Visual Biography

In 2010 I was invited to present a program at “Sweet Spring Splendor,”...

The Twenty-Third Psalm: Personal Version - Artist

The Twenty-Third Psalm: Personal Version - Artist

The Lord is my Master Artist I shall not lack beauty or instruction....

The Twenty-Third Psalm: A personal version - Chaplain

The Twenty-Third Psalm: A personal version - Chaplain

The Lord is my chaplain. I shall not lack comfort. He makes me...

Learning From One Another: Lew and Judson

Learning From One Another: Lew and Judson

I’ll never forget the first day I knew Judson was going to be...

Guest Writer: Lonnie Green

Guest Writer: Lonnie Green

HAVE YOU REACHED A VERDICT? Habakkuk 3:17-19 Community Thanksgiving Service, November 24, 2009...

God pursuing me, finding me

THE DREAM I am in a big house with a lot of women...

Drawing a Hopeful Future

Drawing a Hopeful Future

I found this drawing in a 1994 sketchbook: a family portrait with an...

The Angel of Transition

The Angel of Transition

Angel: Hello, Lew. Lew Hi!  Do I know you? You look familiar… A: I’ve...

The Given Companion

The Given Companion

The Given Companion “How do you expect to get to the end of...

Art and Healing: A Personal Reflection

Art and Healing: A Personal Reflection

After Lew died in 1998, I did a series of pen and ink...

Affirmation For a Time of Crisis

Affirmation For a Time of Crisis

God never left me in the past nor will God leave me now. ...

The Day Lew Died

The Day Lew Died

The Day Lew Died: February 4, 1998, 5:30 p.m. “Your son, Lew, is...

Whole

Whole

I said he was not whole But I wonder what I meant. He...

How we made a difficult decision; how it worked out

How we made a difficult decision; how it worked out

During the years Lew lived at home with us, a g-tube was suggested...

Homage to Sheila

Homage to Sheila

Sheila was an aide at the Home of the Innocents. She was working...

An Open Letter to my friends from your friend whose child has disabilities

An Open Letter to my friends from your friend whose child has disabilities

Dear Friends: My heart is full of things I want to say to...

His Gifts

His Gifts

I have a first-born son Who is severely disabled But he brings great...

I Want: A Poem Prompt

I Want: A Poem Prompt

I WANT I WANT I WANT I SEEM TO BE BUT REALLY I...

Where was God when Lew was declining and dying?

Where was God when Lew was declining and dying?

In the Fall of 1997 I found this quote in the book Encountering...

The Poem I Said I Would Never Write

The Poem I Said I Would Never Write

Every mother of a child who is disabled has at least one poem...

First day at The Home of The Innocents

First day at The Home of The Innocents

It was the day we took Lew to the Home of the Innocents...

Thoughts After September 11, 2001

Thoughts After September 11, 2001

Date:    9/16/01 11:06:27 PM Central Daylight Time From:    Cherry Moore To:    Joanna Taylor...

Enough

Enough

I have a son who has severe physical and mental disabilities and whose...

Dreams

The dreams parents have For their children Who have disabilities Are different as...

The Best (and worst) Social Worker

The Best (and worst) Social Worker

“THAT’S EASY FOR YOU TO SAY! IT ISN’T YOUR CHILD HAVING UNCONTROLLABLE SEIZURES...

An Emmaus Walk Vision

On this day in 1987 I don’t know very much about the Emmaus...

Moving to Hattiesburg

Moving to Hattiesburg

Lew is five years old and it is the first time that I...

A Second Light in the Darkness story

A Second Light in the Darkness story

Several weeks ago I posted the story about a Chinese Christian pastor who...

Prayer chases fear away

“I’m going to pray those fears away.” – Mabel Mastin When I was...

A two-part story about gratitude

A two-part story about gratitude

It is a beautiful early spring day in 1992. Lew is six months...

The Welcoming Committee

How do they know in heaven to gather at the gate? How does...

I remembered in the darkness...

Shortly after we had received Lew’s diagnosis, I heard a story that has...

Not a zebra story

Not a zebra story

Lew was born in Lexington, Kentucky and we lived there for much of...

An introduction to Lew Jessen Moore

An introduction to Lew Jessen Moore

Lew Jessen Moore (September 11, 1981 – February 4, 1998) In his lifetime...

Life Plan: A Poem

LIFE PLAN:1972 “Mary Cassett had one Great Romance in her life – her...

Good Friday 2009

Good Friday 2009

Artists in Bryan/College Station, Texas were invited to share art at the 7:00...