I'm reading through the Bible again this year and working hard to pay attention to the BIG story. Genesis has started my year with one narrative after another, most of which any Sunday school child could retell, but my reading will be richer if I can bear in mind that all the little stories are… Continue reading What Do Biblical Stories Teach Us About God’s Heart for Women?
Flannery O'Connor is known for her short stories, but she packed images large and alarming into her economical word count. Murder, road side ambushes, and the cast of grotesque characters who populated her writing reinforced her oft-quoted credo: "You have to make your vision apparent by shock -- to the hard of hearing you shout,… Continue reading New Testament Women and the Piercing Embrace of the Following Life
Unbelieving, I held the phone to my ear. Joanne? Sick? We had always talked by phone every few weeks, but wait . . . how long had it been? And now a call from her husband with tears in his voice. I could feel the conversation moving in a direction that I could not absorb:… Continue reading Sisterhood is Eternal