by Paula Tremba © 2021
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You are holding in your hands a collection of inspiring essays.They are a personal, intimate narrative journey through time and place. They offer us compelling insights, lucid, engrossing observations on life, work, faith, politics and home.“Sometimes you have to leave home to find it.” This is an immensely enjoyable book that celebrates a 40 year journey of honest and necessary reflections.
In these beautifully written and inspiring essays Tremba shares his understanding of the world and of humanity. Weaving personal stories, poetry, and history with insight, brilliance, and compassion he reveals the brokenness in us and in the world. But, there is hope. As he writes, love can save us.
There is no better treat for the mind and soul than a dose of loving wisdom. I know that from my own experience as a regular reader of Tremba’s essays in the GOOD NEWS PAPER. They are always good news. Put together in this book makes them even more special—helpful and delectable.
Give the devil his due. Without that devilish irritant in each of us we’d never mold a pearl. We’d never reach for the forbidden fruit that opens our eyes to unexplored realms of knowledge, including self-knowledge. We’d never come out of the wilderness with a vision. Without the devil we’d still be just another animal building the same exact nest for another million years. Without the devil I’d still be in my retirement cave.
Thanks to Old Scratch I’ll be posting a reflection on something I find remarkable in and around my world most every Sunday morning.
Read more about the devil’s role in my life in “This Little Light of Mine” under Let Love Arise in the menu bar.