Our Own “Red Tent”

imageLove, love, love this comparison and that book. Can’t wait to go to my 3 red tents today at Hope. … Still recovering from hosting my bunko red tent last night.

(I just added a graphic of the book. It is historical fiction and a great read if you are looking for a novel to read)

[ M O M S at H O P E ]

(written by: Rachel Pickel)

It’s no secret that we {moms at hope} believe in community. God designed us for fellowship. We are social creatures.

red-tent-painting-by-valoru-e1400426487196 Painting by Valoru

Every time I think of this, I recall the novel The Red Tent, written by Anita Diamant. (If you haven’t read it – I encourage you todo so!) It’s a fictional story that goes way-way back into the Old Testament about the life and times of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and Leah. The essence of the “Red Tent” is back when women lived in close-quarters or villages, their monthly cycles became ‘in sync.’ During that “time of the month,” the women would escape daily life with their village and retreat to the tent together. When women gave birth, they would also retreat to the tent.

All things “woman” happened in that tent.

I like to think of it as a rustic retreat with mothers, daughters…

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