ISBN: 9780814625064, 2506
Details: 152 pgs, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
Publication Date: 07/01/1998
Failing to notice God in daily life may be what keeps us from experiencing the full joy of God's presence. In Hiding in Plain Sight, Molly Wolf shows that, by relating God-talk to the practical and the everyday, we can find love, joy, and God right where we are: "hiding in plain sight."
These short, lively pieces pull together the sacred and the human, looking for God in such ordinary things as lilacs, mud season, turtles, dancing ants, a handful of sheep's wool, the turn of the season, and plumbingall places where Wolf suggests God can be found "not locked in the tabernacle, not hiding behind a mass of complex concepts, not absent from our pain, not out of reach, but here with us, in us, and among us, in the laundry, the scutwork, and the landscape we walk through."
Intelligent, often humorous, always inspiring, Hiding in Plain Sight is the perfect book to keep handy for reflection.
Essays are included under the following headings "Herbs of Grace," "Staring at the Cat Bowl," "'Shall We Gather at the River,'" "Three Landscapes," "Come Wind, Come Weather," "Portraits, Chiefly Fictional," "Living in Sin," "The Hand of the Potter," "Outward and Visible," "Living into Grace," and "The Spinner."
Molly Wolf is a writer and freelance editor. Her reflections, Sabbath Blessings appear online. A New Englander by upbringing, she lives outside Ottawa, Ontario, with two sons and three cats.