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Sarah Clarkson is an author, a blogger, and a student of theology. She graduated from Wycliffe Hall, in Oxford, with a bachelor's degree in theology and is currently at work on a Master's degree in modern doctrine. She's the author of Read for the Heart (a guide to children's literature), Caught Up in a Story (on the formative power of story), and The Lifegiving Home (on the gift of creating a place of belonging), as well as the upcoming Book Girl (a woman's guide to the reading life). Through blogs, books, and her current research, she explores the theological significance of story, the intersection of theology and imagination, and the formative power of beauty. She writes regularly about her adventures at SarahClarkson.com and is at slow ...more

Holy Week By Art and Image, Story and Song

Christ in Gethsemane by Michael O’Brien







Christ in Gethsemane by Michael O’Brien















Jesus said, wait with me. And maybe the stars did,
maybe the wind wound itself into a silver tree, and didn’t move.
Maybe the lake far away, where once he walked
as on a blue pavement,
lay still and waited, wild awake.'.
.’
- from Gethsemane by Mary Oliver

Oh, to be ‘wild awake’ with Christ this Holy Week like Mary Oliver’s blue lake. Maundy Thur

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“I am convinced, no, more like convicted, that to claim a few still spaces in which beauty is found and silence kept, is to open the door to God.”
Sarah Clarkson

“You are part of God’s story on earth,” my parents whispered in our ears, “You can be like Aragorn or Frodo or Sam in the battles of the world, you can bring beauty like Jared (in The Journeyman by Elizabeth Yates), or discover something new like George Washington Carver. What kind of hero do you want to be?”
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“Life is a story, and each of us has but one tale to live as valiantly as we can.”
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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
C.S. Lewis

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...”
Henry David Thoreau

“We are dwellers in a divine universe where no desires are in vain - if only they be large enough.”
George MacDonald

“Those scenes of solitude from which the hand of nature have never been lifted, affect the mind with a more deep-toned emotion than aught which the hand of man has touched. Amid them the consequent associations are of God the Creator, they are His undefiled works; and the mind is cast into contemplation of eternal things.”
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“and in some of the people of the town and community surrounding it, one of the characteristic diseases of the twentieth century was making its way: the suspicion that they would be greatly improved if they were somewhere else.”
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message 1: by A.S.

A.S. Peterson Strange and Norrell might be one of my all time favorite books. I can't even really say why, it's not really 'about' anything, there's no big punchy ending to speak of, it's just pure beauty and imagination. I took nearly a year to read it because I didn't want it to end.


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