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Apr 15, 2019

Easter Brunch

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

I wrote this three years ago, and now I have an update: 

I'm looking ahead to next Sunday when my family comes over for Easter Brunch. It used to be Easter Dinner, but when you reach a certain number of guests, brunch is so much easier. Ham, muffins, scones, fruit. I put the ham in the oven, go to church, come home, take the ham out of the oven, put the food on the table, and…  MORE >>

Apr 8, 2019

You'll have to decide

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Through many dark hour
I’ve been thinkin’ about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can’t think for you
You’ll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side

That's from "With God on Our Side", Bob Dylan's song from 1963. (You can read the complete lyrics at the end of this article.) Judas has been…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Apr 1, 2019

Christian symbols

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

I became interested in "reading" paintings when I discovered that portraits often had much more to tell about the sitters than their appearance. I had wondered why people were hanging out with skulls, for instance. Not something I would choose to decorate my room. As I learned more about symbolism in art, I discovered how many Christian symbols appeared even in paintings of…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Mar 25, 2019

Adam and Eve

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Today, I want to explore one of Bible stories that I find particularly troubling. You know that there are two stories in Genesis about the creation of humankind. In one, God created humans in His image, told them to multiply (showing how important mathematics were), and to take good care of the earth and all that is on it. You know how well that has turned out.

In the other story, God…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith