Art



Fearfully and Wonderfully Mended

By Laura Trimble

I wasn’t planning to mend my son’s shorts. Goodness knows, the weekly battle to get him to surrender his favorite article of clothing to the laundry was bad enough. I hate to admit it, but a tiny part of me was looking forward to the day that scooting across concrete sidewalks on his bottom had its inevitable result.

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Baking Bread as an Act of Hope

By Millie Sweeny

As a young, poor newlywed, trying to make a life on love and peanut butter money, I desperately wanted to learn to bake bread. Memories of my childhood home, a tiny house we moved out of when I was in high school, are permeated with the warm, curling scent of fresh bread, unrolling fragrant steam in the house. I think that house always smelled like bread. At least, every single memory does.

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Rabbit Trails #28: Christmas Edition

By Jonny Jimison

Jonny Jimison is back with a special Christmas edition of his beloved comic, Rabbit Trails.

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Unfulfilled Delight

By Shigé Clark

I started a most fantastic book last week, but I’ll get there in a minute.

Eight years ago, I stood over a sliver of kitchen counter in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, pale and tight-eyed with lack of sleep in the blue light of a computer screen. I was still in my uniform, feet aching in subpar combat boots because I walked everywhere and didn’t know the good brands yet. Outside it was icy and dark, and I had to be up at 0530 to ride my bike to PT in the snow, but I was making breakfast. Because it was morning in Alabama, and I was straining to maintain a connection with my younger brothers from literally half a world away.

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Rabbit Trails #27

By Jonny Jimison

Jonny Jimison is back with artistic insight and empathy in this 27th edition of Rabbit Trails.

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New Prayers for New Circumstances

By W. David O. Taylor

I began writing Collect Prayers the second week of March 2020, around the time that the CDC recommended that no more than 50 people gather at a time on account of the coronavirus. At the time, I wrote these prayers in response to specific requests, from both personal friends and strangers on social media, who asked for words that might help them to cope with their fears and to make sense of the senseless.

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Grief Is Hard to Look At: An Interview with Wayne Brezinka

By Brooke West

I had the privilege of talking with Wayne Brezinka, one of my favorite Nashville artists, about his current project: 2020 Disrupted. His Kickstarter for this project ends on November 12th. Click here to learn more (make sure you watch the video). In addition to being a delightful and thoughtful interview, it was Wayne’s very first Zoom experience! After much laughter and figuring out which buttons do what, we settled in for a chat.

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Hutchmoot: Homebound Archive Access Extended

By The Rabbit Room

We’re not ready for the fun to end. So we are extending archive access for Hutchmoot: Homebound 2020 until November 15th—for everyone.

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Hutchmoot 2020 Re-entry: It Takes All of Us

By Drew Miller

As our collaborative Doxology’s final “Amen” rang out in North Wind Manor, I looked around and saw that my tears were shared by everyone else in the room. 185 voices from around the world: a harmony achieved miraculously in isolation, joining defiantly in that perpetual song from the dawn of all Creation (“praise God, from whom all blessings flow”) at the end of a long weekend, at the twilight of a very long year—I guess it just did us in.

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Convene the Hutchmoot: 2020

By Drew Miller

Four months ago, the Rabbit Room began wondering, dreaming, asking how in the world we were going to adapt to 2020 when it came to our biggest event of the year: Hutchmoot.⁣

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Hutchmoot: Homebound Schedule of Events

By The Rabbit Room

Whether you’ve already bought your ticket and want to see all you have to look forward to, or you’re on the fence and want to know more before you commit, here is how we’ll be spending our weekend on October 9th-11th.

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The Habit Podcast: Vesper Stamper

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Vesper Stamper, illustrator and author of A Cloud of Outrageous Blue.

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