We had a delightful Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis, Minnesota shooting the cover images for this summer’s Timbrel issue.
Denise Miller and her daughters, Nicole and Samantha, are a lovely family! Denise knows the power of her hands because one summer she created a weeklong camp at her home for the girls from church in which she taught them various sewing projects. I’ll never forget, too, when she helped my daughter, Gloria, fix a row from the scarf she was knitting–her hands sped through the yarn and fixed all the places with dropped knits and pearls. Amazing hands!
by Anna Yoder
We have been lost to each other for so long.
It was that first line from Anita Diamant’s novel The Red Tent pulled me in immediately; it was as if an ancient voice from the past had finally found me.
The Red Tent tells the story of Jacob’s only daughter, Dinah, who is barely mentioned in the Old Testament save a few lines about her being raped and her brothers’ bloody revenge. Told from her perspective, Dinah begins her tale by saying, “There was far more to tell. Had I been asked to speak of it, I would have begun with the story of the generation that raised me, which is the only place to begin. If you want to understand any woman you must first ask about her mother and the listen carefully…The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life – without flinching or whining – the stronger the daughter.” Continue reading