When we haven't been celebrating the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, we've been clearing out the sacristy for the renovation. It will take about four weeks but when it's done, we'll have lots more room to move around and lots more organized storage space. It's very exciting, but hupboy, what a chore to empty, purge and then reorganize.
'Standing in the Whirlwind' focuses on the author's tumultuous tenure as a rector of two rural Episcopal parishes in Virginia after working at a Washington, D.C. jail and teaching at Lorton Reformatory. Initially, both of the author's parishes supported her charitable idea of inviting homeless African American individuals from Washington, D.C. to periodically join them for picnics. However, this acceptance quickly changes to a malicious plot of a few parishioners who begin to mercilessly harass her, kill her pets, damage her property, and actually attempt to arrange her "accidental" death. Some members of local law enforcement even take bribes, turning their backs on her cries for help.
I'll let you know.