12/21/14 – “Waiting in Community” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

by uccashland on December 21, 2014 with Comments Off on 12/21/14 – “Waiting in Community” by Rev. Diane K. Hooge comments

Although I was only five years old, I remember going to the huge home in Glendale, California, where an unknown woman answered the door, invited us in and asked us to sit in the parlor, a word I didn’t understand. She said she would go find my Aunt Mary. No one was around as we sat quietly on formal furniture, while the woman climbed the stairs with the ornate wooden newel post and heavy railing and fancy balusters. It was some thirty years later that I had an “aha” moment when I discovered that it had been a home for unwed mothers.

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