Signs & Wonders

Joyce Hollyday 7-01-1998

Once upon a time, I lived on a farm in the mountains of western North Carolina. I had a garden...of sorts.

Joyce Hollyday 3-01-1998
room of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission burst open. The parents of Amy Biehl walk in, surrounded by reporters, microphones, and cameras.
Joyce Hollyday 1-01-1998

"From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view....This is from God, who...has given us the ministry of reconciliation."— 2 Corinthians 5:16, 18

Joyce Hollyday 11-09-1997

When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under...

Joyce Hollyday 9-01-1997

Four water cannons. Two vicious dogs. Six armored personnel carriers. A score of police.

Joyce Hollyday 5-01-1997

It had been several years since I'd visited New York City.

Joyce Hollyday 3-01-1997

I live encircled by an eruv—though for weeks it was invisible to my eyes. I would not have known what I was seeing, had I noticed it.

Joyce Hollyday 1-01-1997

Wesley Woods is a United Methodist retirement high-rise in my Atlanta neighborhood.

Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1996

It feels "normal" again in Atlanta, whatever that means.

Joyce Hollyday 9-01-1996

It may be the most creative thing that’s ever happened in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta.

Joyce Hollyday 7-01-1996

It may be the most creative thing that’s ever happened in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta.

Joyce Hollyday 5-01-1996

She lays her smooth head in her mother's lap. Then she folds her long leg-long for a 9-year-old-under herself, hiding the pink satin ballet slipper on her foot.

Joyce Hollyday 3-01-1996

I did not expect a great blue heron to visit my neighborhood in northeast Atlanta.

Joyce Hollyday 1-01-1996

On May 12, 1982, Thony Green woke about dawn to put on the coffee at the Open Door Community in Atlanta.

Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1995

"Can we make this a ritual?" my then-9-year-old niece asked me.

Joyce Hollyday 9-01-1995

The assistant district attorney cleared the courtroom, while two sheriff's deputies searched the defendant. He was known to own 13 guns.

Joyce Hollyday 7-01-1995

Anne Morrison Welsh remembers every detail of that day 30 years ago.

Joyce Hollyday 5-01-1995

'Yesterday, it was like fire on glass," says Mary Etta of the sunrise we missed. We had missed them all.

Joyce Hollyday 3-01-1995

There are many callings. Some people teach. Some people write. Some people sing operas, and some train dogs.

Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1994

We started at the beginning, with Eve.