Bethany Besteman is a worship coordinator at Silver Spring CRC, in Silver Spring, Maryland where she lives with her husband and son. She also works as a writing tutor at the United States Naval Academy.

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  • Decorative Image
    January 20, 2022

    It is Good

    Thus to write poetry is to partake in the process of giving form to something formless…By creating, we act in hope as we push back the darkness of isolation and disconnection. Moreover, by creating we worship: we act out our imago dei, imitating the creator and making good out of his Good.

  • These Sonnets are written to follow the order of worship and can be used by individuals for personal reflection, or in worship with households, small groups, or full congregations interspersed throughout worship or as a poetic offering.

    While these days we readily associate the word Corona with the COVID-19 virus, in English literature it has another meaning entirely. Bethany explains: