Newmaker Notes

My life is richly hued and deeply textured. But the light comes and goes, and the details dry out or get roiled under, and the view is often lost to a host of distractions. Sometimes it’s clear to see, the epiphany, in moments that I treasure, but more often it grows dull under the dark scudding clouds.

So, it is good to remember, and bear witness to the grace that speckles our days with wisdom and wonder. Not more than many, do I have my share. But with what I have, I commend to you whatever I can make of it — be it word or image.

Here, in this eclectic website, you will find what I love and what has sought me; family and history, nature and gardens, music and design, philosophy and theology. Now that I have reached the contemplative, penultimate phase of my life, all of these are worthy of reflection. As I reach back through a lifetime of experience and into the future that follows, I hope that my words and visions will be active and creative in this world of ours.

Henry de Jong

~ 02 Jul 2023 ~
Full Circle
When our daughter, Laura, became a Christian Reformed pastor in 2017 I had no idea that we had generations of 'dominees' in our family, as...
Read More
~ 15 May 2020 ~
Young and Old Alike – AACS/ICS family conferences
On the Square Inch website: For me, there’s a string of pearls stretching back from 1991 all the way to 1970. The first AACS (now...
Read More