Romans 8:28 was inspired by a dear friend who is no longer with us. Miss B used to repeat this passage all the time. Lately, as I watch what is going on in our world, I am reminded of her and her strong faith. She dedicated her life to serving others, especially the poor and marginalized. I think of her often because she was constantly looking for ways to care for the least of these among us.
The Black King
Reception on February 2
Please join us on Thursday, February 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for a reception at the Bohrer Park Activity Center, located at 506 S. Frederick Ave. across from Gaithersburg High School.
Stop by the Takoma Park Community Center to see the works of three artists: Cynthia Farrell Johnson, Maria Simonsson, and Suzheila Reyes-Bunnag. Showing through March 5.
Details are on the Upcoming Exhibits & Art Markets page.
The Black King is available in hard cover and paperback editions.
Originally written in Catalan by Ponc Pons of Minorca, Spain, The Black King, was the inspiration for this painting. King Balthazar must travel far to join the other Magi in their search for the Christ Child. Following the guiding star with his servant Said, he encounters hostile villagers and performs miracles along the way. The Black King is a timeless tale of faith and charity in the face of intolerance and suffering. In his dedication, Mr. Pons writes, "With good will and forgiveness, every day will be Christmas." The Black King was translated into English by Clyde Moneyhun and illustrated by Cynthia Farrell Johnson.
The book is available via Amazon.