Successful Mom – Elizabeth

Hi, Everyone,
We had a great discussion last week about Leah, from the Book of Genesis, and whether or not we thought she was a successful mom. We have two moms left to discuss, and they are the Christmas moms, Elizabeth and Mary.
This Friday, December 7, we will consider Elizabeth. She was another of those disappointed barren women. She is married to an important man from an important family who has an important job. But it is Elizabeth who has the important job of birthing John the Baptist. Come on Friday to hear her story.
Date Topic Refreshments
December 7 Successful Moms – Elizabeth/ Rita
December 14 Successful Moms – Mary /Melissa C.
January 4 Tough Questions – Why Does the Bible Say That?
January 11 Tough Questions – Why DO People Commit Sex Sins?

Book Group has chosen two new books. For discussion on Tuesday, January 22:
Wounds Are Where Light Enters: Stories of God’s Intrusive Grace
by Walter Wangerin
4.5 stars, ~$11
Wounds Are Where Light Enters is a collection of stories that are warm, sometimes funny, sometimes not, but always taking unexpected turns to find the care of God in all the pathways of life. In them we find the grace that enables us to live with the answers we see and the answers we don’t see. In this collection we meet Arthur Bias, the retired black police officer who loves those who hate; Agnes Brill, the shrill piano teacher of patience; Junie Piper, precious of the homeless; Melvin, who honors his aging mother by honoring the little girl she has become; Lucian, the lover of thieves; and Blue Jack, the hammer of God.

For discussion in March, date not chosen:

Moloka’i: A Novel
by Alan Brennert
4.6 stars, ~$5
Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka’i. Here her life is supposed to end—but instead she discovers it is only just beginning.
With a vibrant cast of vividly realized characters, Moloka’i is the true-to-life chronicle of a people who embraced life in the face of death. Such is the warmth, humor, and compassion of this novel that “few readers will remain unchanged by Rachel’s story”

It’s that time of the year… our inclement weather policy is in effect. If Shenendehowa Schools are closed or delayed on a Friday morning, we will not meet.
I hope to see you all on Friday, December 7, for Friday Morning Moms.
Grace and peace,