It was all right, I knew, and so I drew lots of pictures of it. Grandma wasn’t sick anymore; Grandma was with Jesus, somewhere in the sweet by and by. I was going to wear a navy velvet dress and black leather sh […]
When I was in high school, I carved out a piece of my humanities education to study stained glass windows, old cathedrals of European kingdoms, and the men who made them fine—medieval artists smelling strong of a […]
There’s nothing like viewing the world through the lens of another language to show you how limited your own can be. We can’t ever fully merge two lexical frameworks into one, and our translations often fall shor […]
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
I’ve never seen the California redwoods, but when I was a junior in high school, I studied their root systems in my e […]
I have seen the mighty Sequoia’s several times over the past twenty years. They are truly awe-inspiring when you stand beneath them. Thank you for sharing the importance of community and how we all need to grow our roots deep.
Thank you Hannah for sharing this. I have seen the Sequoia’s many times over the past twenty years. They are truly awe-inspiring to stand beneath branches that are the size of trees themselves. Thanks for sharing the importance of community and how we all need to ensure that our roots are growing deep.
This is beautiful. I never realized how much I needed to see the Sequoias until my sister roadtripped through California with her husband and the pictures she took beneath the redwoods made my heart soar and ache at the same time. As a recovering loner who is growing to appreciate more and more how we were created for fellowship, to realize that such beauty and strength and might is so dependent on community – what a powerful image. Thank you for sharing!
This is beautiful, friend. And I believe it so deeply, from many experiences… we need each other. We need community (and not just one other person). We were never meant to stand alone. I’m grateful both for times other’s roots have held me up and for times I’ve been able to help hold another steady.
Hannah, you must go and see the sequoias. Nothing beats encountering one in person. One has no context for a living thing of such size. Right? We’ve all seen big fish, and the biggest puppy in the litter, but the sequoias are an absolute game changer. Experiencing them will only add to your beautiful narrative. And thank you for being there for Ann.
Folks around the Rabbit Room find a lot of joy in discovering foreign words that express ideas our English dictionaries have no entry for.
We nod in appreciation when someone quotes C. S. Lewis describing […]
I am so looking forward to reading this, thanks for the review.
Thank you so much for this perceptive and poetically written review, Hannah.
I’m happy to see your voice added to this community.
This sounds wonderful! Michael Card takes me back to my early walk with Christ. Much of my fledgeling understanding of God was directly impacted by and matured through his music. What a gift he has with words, so poetic and full of truth. I can’t wait to read this book. 🙂
I’m so excited to be part of this again. I’m a student from the Nashville area who loves dark chocolate and anything tea-related (tea, teacups, teapots). I collect first editions and vintage editions of all sorts of books (including, but not limited to Lewis, Tolkien, Chesterton, and MacDonald). I’m also in need of a new journal (Paperblanks ha…[Read more]
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