Marta Bauer: Baker and Peacemaker
When conflict comes to Dry Gables — when there are arguments, disagreements or blocks in the road to peace — the people of Dry Gables go one place: Marta Bauer's bakery. Somehow she always knows what to make, what to say and how to listen — and conflicts simply... dissolve. This is truly tested one day when a family of Chinese immigrants arrives in Dry Gables and the town is divided about next steps. Some want to honor the restrictive law of the land and others wish to welcome them with open arms. What to do? Get the baker.
This story is about how to listen, how to empathize, how to resolve conflict in a gentle way — and indeed, it speaks to the current confusion and conflict around how to best help the refugees of the world.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Exploring the Dry Gables Series - "Marta Bauer The Baker (and Peacemaker)"
Our Martas are the peacekeepers, and they create harmony and ease among their fellow friends (and even adversaries).
Sparkle Kitchen: Leek and Sausage Soup
Inspired by the leek sausages that Marta has to leave when she's called to help with the conflict in this story, this soup is hearty and warm, but — between the leeks, spinach, and lemon — also just bright enough to make you think there might be a hope of spring coming soon.