Emily Price was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1872. Her family was quite wealthy and she led a privileged life. In 1892, she married a prominent banker named Edwin Main Post. After divorcing him in 1905, she began to take up a career in writing. In 1922, she wrote the book that would make her a household name. Etiquette was considered the quintessential manual for public decorum and has since been updated to the point where the seventeenth edition was published in 2004. There is even an institute that bears her name dedicated to the preservation of manners and etiquette.
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For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.