Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Wednesday Festival: The Vine
Art from Thaden Mosaics.
I'm thinking a great deal this week of how Jesus is the Vine and we are the branches. This means we are connected to each other, and it seems to me that it's only in our connections and mercy and forgiveness for one another and others that we are able to bear fruit. There are some wonderful connections to be made in the posts nominated here.
Joelle says, "I gotta little conversation going on at my blog asking if we are not obligated to be tolerant of those who we deem intolerant?" Go on over and weigh in!
Jan Richardson shares, "I'd love for my fellow RevGals to know that I've launched a website at janrichardsonimages.com. This new site enables churches and other communities to download my artwork for use in worship, education, and other settings. The site includes all the images from my blogs The Painted Prayerbook and The Advent Door, as well as artwork from my books such as In Wisdom's Path. I'm thrilled about the opportunity to offer creative support to congregations and other groups in this way."
Sally says, "Help! I need inspiration and prayer. I am working on my final MA paper, and will graduate in June, and will be installed as a minister in a Circuit in September…. Right now though I am brain dead and need help!"
Sophia participated in the annual Blog Against Disabilism Day with a post on Mary Magdalene and mental illness.
Singing Owl comments, "I had a recent conversation (sort of humorous) at our district council that has me wondering whether others think it is true that men hate going to church. And if so, why? And what can be done?"
What are your connections this week? Do you have posts that you wish you'd shared, or nominations of others in the ring? Please give them to us in the comments if so!
Remember to share your nominations for the next week's festival at WednesdayFestival@gmail.com