In 2008 The Rosemary Tree has gone from being a one-person blog with a readership of, say, three or so (yep, basically my hubby and some guys in Mongolia and Ireland) to a two-writer blog with a few hundred hits from across the big blue marble. The knowledgeable and talented Stanford Espedal joined the tiny crew, providing authoritative spritual knowledge. My attempts to provide a bit of income from TRT to justify the time spent here have thus far proven unfruitful (please buy your coffee and garden stuff through the ads!)
Anyhow, our main mission being not be be gainfully employed so much as to minister to the online flock of Our Lord Jesus Christ, lost sheep or found ones, we wish you a blessed and wonderful New Year. May you and yours fulfill your destiny, grow in peace joy and love, and draw closer to the numinous mystery of the Incarnate Word.
St. John 1:1-14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light. 9 That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name. 13 Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
~ Deborah Yost
Gabriel Stanford Espedal
The Rosemary Tree