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Week of January 13, 2019Weekly Liturgy: The Bible

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Gathering Pecans is a family saga that spans three generations of Bagbys, an ultra wealthy family from the south, who, each in their own way, leave a mark on the world. It begins at the end of WWII and ends two days before 9/11. It’s a tale of where we have been and where we hope to never return, as well as a story that reminds us that we belong to each other whether we realize it or not.
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The ethereal Elizabeth is the bravest of all the Bagbys. She’s an independent soul from the day she’s born, and becomes a stunning woman who sees God’s creation in a much broader sense. Of her many uncanny abilities, one in particular takes her all over the world. She can speak any language spoken to her as if it were her native tongue. One of her favorite destinations, in spite of being trampled on by the Red Army, is Afghanistan, where she becomes friends with a like soul and mystic, the dynamic Ahmad Shah Massoud. In addition to being the archenemy of Osama bin Laden, Massoud is credited by many for ending the Cold War and for the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Elizabeth’s love affair with God enables her to open her heart and mind to all faiths and cultures. She is constantly reminded that Jesus is a universal figure who belongs to the world, not just a select few. Gathering Pecans is an endearing story that will leave you pondering long after you’ve turned the last page.
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