Marjean Brooks is an author and writer living in the Birmingham area. Aside from books and spiritual articles, she has written poetry about things that move her heart since she was a child. This past year has been a difficult one as she lost three close family members, her brother by a farming accident and both her mother and mother-in-law by Covid. Writing is a way for Marjean to process and grieve ~ this poem will be used in a celebration of life gathering for her beloved brother in June. Married to Ricky Brooks for 30 years, they share six grown children as well as eleven talented grandchildren!
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It was at Rivendell the hobbits think through the vocation they have been given, carefully working out the who and what and where of the odyssey that will be theirs. But integral to all that they were, and to all that they would need to be, was the table at Rivendell, a place for the best conversations and the best food and the best drink — simply said, a wonder of wonders." Steve Garber
The never-ending hope of Easter, Writer Andrew Shaughnessy shares reflections on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and why hope and beauty matter. "We hope because we know a day is coming when, to paraphrase Sam in The Lord of the Rings, “everything sad will come untrue,” when our Creator King will dry every tear and bind up the broken hearts and restore the sundered cities and turn the world upside down."