Posts by Keri Wiederspahn

OQ Farm and the icon

“It is the task of the iconographer to open our eyes to the actual presence of the Kingdom in the world, and to remind us that though we see nothing of its splendid liturgy, we are, if we believe in Christ the Redeemer, in fact living and worshipping as “fellow citizens of the angels and…

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Storms, candles and blessings

  Some moments of beauty and clarity have passed at the farm as of late. Recently, we hosted an event called Doing Good Well through CIVA — a gathering of Christian women artists and leaders (predominantly the ages of 20 – 40) for respite, encouragement and spiritual healing (Doing Good Well). This year was both successful and created…

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Harvest time at the farm…

Farmers know the joy of the final days of summer when all seems to pull the plug on the hesitation of becoming –and explodes into bountiful harvest.  We experienced that here late this summer. Even without ample hands to weed and properly cultivate, we were still able to reap ripe fruit of various squash (acorn, butternut, zucchini, spaghetti), tomatoes, onions,…

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The glory of song

And so it was.  The inaugural OQ Farm Songwriters Festival curated by wonderful friend and musician Charlie Peacock came to pass.  This has become what we hope to be a new trend in a creative landing for summer. Three days, twenty-five musicians, and twenty-one original songs created on site in the sweet mix of talent incubated within the…

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A place for good story

Shared words from friend Steven Garber, who was with us at the Songwriters Festival for several days and took the time to meditate upon the vision slowly forming here at the farm: Over the Shoulder, Through the Heart A good read, and encouraging to those of us who hope to get to this place imagined and made manifest…

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