Tuesday, November 5, 2013

a few mid-week links

Maybe Elena's sonnet "Woman's Work" is hitting me so hard because of the blog series I'm writing right now, but probably it's just because Elena's such a good poet. I really love this line:
I am human, too, and tread on floors
 which must be swept to clear a space to think.
Then, Anne Kennedy says nice things about "Let Us Keep the Feast: Advent & Christmas" - and being Anne, she's witty and fun and interesting while she does it:
So much of my life is rummaging around in cupboards in the sacristy or the church bat cave or the Sunday school cupboard looking for advent candles or black ribbon for Good Friday or tying head arrangements on assorted boys trying to beat each other with their shepherd's staffs at Christmas time or rushing out on Saturday night to acquire unto myself oranges and chocolate gold coins for the tallest man that fits my make shift bishop hat to distribute to surprised children in the middle of church on the Sunday closest to St. Nicholas Day. My home church year life is less about all that and more about the food. And that, the food I mean, Matt and I take very seriously. Eating through the church year is our spiritual act of worship, or our love language, or something.

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

2 comments:

anglicanprayer said...

Hi Jessica,
Just FYI, finally got a few minutes to blog at Lent & Beyond, and I've recommended Let Us Keep the Feast.

Thanks so much for all the work you've put into this. Have you also been involved in editing the 2nd volume on Lent resources? If so, please make sure to let all of us at Lent & Beyond know when that will be released!

Blessings to you and your family.

Karen B.

Jessica Snell said...

Thank you so much, Karen!

And, yes, I was involved in all of the volumes, and I'll be sure to let you know when the Epiphany/Lent volume is out (it's due to be released on Dec. 1).