Tagged: Birth of Christ


Finding Mary

TW: birth experience Did she scream? It bothers me, the way we see Mary after the birth, immaculate blue robe, beatific smile, her perky breast that never knew stretchmarks pointing toward heaven. Clean her...

Painting of the birth of Mary 16

The Forgotten Women of the Nativity

Last month, I unpacked my nativity set with my toddler son, handling the smooth olivewood figures carved in Bethlehem for purchase by eager Christian tourists. We named the figures as we put them in...