Awareness First, Action Next: My Top Four Books of 2016

by Kristine Langley Mahler 2016 was filled with surprises that have challenged my resilience—an experience to which I’m sure many others can relate. As I reflect on the books I read last year, I’m startled to realize how much I connected with the messages of my top four recommendations: I was riveted by my ancestral past while … Continue reading Awareness First, Action Next: My Top Four Books of 2016

Witnesses

by Karissa Knox Sorrell When I write, I turn my back to the saints. We moved into a new home in August. With our home came the blessing of an extra bedroom in the basement, which became a guest room/office combination. When searching for a space for our Orthodox icons and home altar, my husband … Continue reading Witnesses

From 10.2: I Slaughtered Your Horses by Marlena Bontas

Marlena Bontas's poetry appears in Rock & Sling 10.2. Of  "I Slaughtered Your Horses," she writes: "I believe there is a deep connection between faith and literature. The most obvious one is the Bible, as there is a great narrative built around the time before and after Christ. The Book of Revelation is closely related to … Continue reading From 10.2: I Slaughtered Your Horses by Marlena Bontas