Advent in the Dark (Or The First Year….)

(These are thoughts that have been rattling around my head and that we are talking about a lot in our church community--thankful for those honest pastors...)  Woman with Candle    Casper David Friedrich, 18th century, Germany When I was about 7, I took swimming lessons at the wave pool. During class the waves were turned... Continue Reading →

Mary and Elizabeth

Mary and Elizabeth by Kathe Kollwitz (1928)     Mary stopped short of the gate. The servants’s daughter was in the yard, bending over a puddle of water. Beyond her was the goat’s pen and then, in the shade of the doorway she saw her cousin. To Mary, Elizabeth's body looked bigger than before, thicker,... Continue Reading →

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