I am posting this notice to let you know that I am closing this blog temporarily.
Please bear with me while I make some changes in the blog. You may notice deleted sections of previous postings, or entire postings that are now deleted.
I appreciate your readership and your patience with me while I engage in editorial work. Meanwhile, for your perusal, some pictures from previous blog postings to occupy your attention while I am not posting.
Since today is the feast day of Joan of Arc in Western Christian churches, I am thinking today of how Joan paid a price for speaking truth to power--including to the powerful rulers of churches. Joan dressed in men's clothes and heard God speak to her, though she was not ordained and was a peasant girl. The church of her day did not wish to hear what a woman wearing men's clothes might say to them, and martyred her.In a world in which courage to speak the truth is so often demanded as we walk the path of Jesus in faithful discipleship, may we take heart from Joan's example. The pictures below are commemorations of Joan and her courage.