A Few Words from Karl & Kimberly
Welcome! Thank you for continuing to be a part of our newsletter. I think you'll really enjoy this collection of essays.
This spring has brought both joy and heartache to our family. Easter should have been a celebration of hope and faith in the Resurrection. After all, we celebrated a decade of being home in the Catholic Church this year. The Easter joy and brightness, however, was darkened by the sudden and heart-rending loss of my wife's mother, Shirley Collier. We know in Christ there is no death, but it's a challenge to transfer what one knows in the mind to what one feels in the heart. I'll be writing more on this later in the year--particularly concerning experiences my father-in-law witnessed at the moment of her quietly passing from this life to the next.
If you're a Christian writer or artist, I'd love to consider short submissions to use in future newsletters. The intersection of faith and culture is the place where my attention is most directed, but content will vary. If you'd like to submit an essay on Flannery O'Connor, for instance, you'd make me a very happy man.
For the newsletter's fourth appearance in your crowded inbox, I thank contributors Amy Cattapan and Kassie Ritman.
Karl and Kimberly Erickson