Once each week for the past several months, we’ve been sharing Sievers history, in words and photos on our Facebook page. We will continue these posts in 2018, but on a more intermittent basis. As we come to the end of the year, this blessing of Jackson Studio and Tomson Hall given in 1981 soon after Tomson Hall (the barn) was completed, seemed appropriate.
Within the walls of Jackson Studio and Tomson Hall one
feels a center of breathless activities
and hears a restful breathing
Surrounded by hours of moving
one finds a moment of quiet stillness
In the heart of much involvement
one feels the words of withdrawal
In the midst of the action of the day
there is contemplation
And after much togetherness
there is solitude.
O God, who clothes the world in
beauty, look down we beseech you and bless
Jackson Studio and Tomson Hall.
May all who use these facilities have their
eyes open to true vision; quicken their minds;
guide their hands to interpret the beauty of
creation; and use these gifts of art from
their hands to increase the riches of life.
Bless we pray, Jackson Studio and Tomson Hall. Amen.
Rev. Chester Nerenhausen
We wish you many blessings in 2018, peace in our world and in our hearts, good health, joy in simple pleasures and time to interpret the beauty of creation.
Ann, Butch, Cindra, Carolyn, Barb, Kathleen, Pat and Stef