Epiphany Writers' Biographical Information
Josephine Rascoe Keenan
Dorothy J. Martin
In April of 2017 I signed a lease on Apartment 17. On May 21 of that year I discovered Church of the Redeemer as an Easter Sunday adventure. It was simply the response to a computer query, but it has turned out to be the best of discoveries. Like most serendipitous blessings it proved to be the best place to find a choir, to make acquaintances that might someday ripen into friends, and a place to learn about that certain frisson of the holy that haunts my understanding of everything. Phil DeVaul, only a few years younger than my youngest son, was there to show me how it’s not just age that denotes wisdom. He is our priest, even in his Cincinnati Reds hat, and ever ready to replace deficits in my own knowledge with his excellent facts. I soon discovered that while the choir is the place to exult, it is the Thursday Morning Bible Study where the love gets made. Praying for each other, we learn to love each other. Writing is now my only creative outlet, and I appreciate getting into print at church. It makes me feel useful. If I live past Covid, I hope I can still sing.