Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Holy Remembering through Icons

Since I was little, I have collected small items on vacations and trips with my family and friends. I was always picking up little stones from Lake Michigan or Lake Superior, twigs or flowers from hikes, and sticking them in the side pockets of my...

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Widow’s Walk

By Joyce D. Sohl Grieving often seems to be like walking in a forest in the rain. There is no escape and the rain is persistent in its presence and the obstacles it creates. The tears and pain keep coming and seem to be never ending....

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Spiritual Reading: A Lenten Discipline

By Joyce Sohl I do a lot of reading: mysteries, newspapers (at least 2 a day), research articles, historical novels, etc. I also read several books or booklets and the Bible on a daily basis as part of my devotional life. But during this Lent, I...

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God’s Gifts — Our Treasures

By Joyce Sohl What are your treasures? Do your treasure such items as money, land, house, antiques, your collection of cups or stamps or whatever? Or do you treasure power, honor, your position in the community, freedom? Or perhaps you treasure relationships, your children and/or grandchildren,...

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Interview with Poet Henry Jones

By Judith Clerjeune The following is an interview with local poet, activist and artist, Henry Jones. He blends life experiences and history to write about the Black experience using vivid images. A concerned activist, Jones’ essay and poem were published in Houses of God, a gospel music CD...

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On the Lenten Journey

By Joyce D. Sohl Lent is a holy season of the church year, beginning with Ash Wednesday (Feb. 18) and ending on Easter (April 5). It began in the early church as a time for preparing new converts for baptism on Easter. Today it is seen...

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