The reason I finally joined the blogging world was that our presbytery started a blog and invited me to contribute–so I figured I should just keep going! This is the second post that I’ve written for “A Curious Faith.” Please check it out, and like and share it 🙂
I was first introduced to artist Brian Andreas’ StoryPeople my junior year of college.
I had spent a semester in an exchange program at Duke Divinity School, and right before I left, my roommate presented me with a print of “Before Dawn”—she said that she picked it for me because the colors matched the quilt on my bed (which they did), but the message hit close to home:
I’ve always liked the time before dawn because there’s no one around to remind me who I’m supposed to be, so it’s easier to remember who I am.
It spoke to my belief that God was calling me to ministry, even though I didn’t quite know how that was going to pan out. It spoke to my growing awareness of the gender expectations and pressures that came with being a young woman. It spoke to my deep desire to feel rooted…
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I love Brian Andreas! Here’s a post about some of his work that is hanging in my office: https://presbydestrian.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/storypeople-theology/ When I was living in Iowa I drove up to his original studio with Cathy Belles and Patricia Greene. It is a spectacularly joy-filled space.
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