Each Friday I share some of my favorite finds related to praying or writing. If I think it could help you pray or write better, or just “be” better, I’ll include it below.

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Slow Down (An Invitation) via Kelly Chripczuk ( a lovely poem to help you be in the moment)

Memorise a poem – reciting one can be as calming as mindfulness via Allie Esiri (what a wonderful idea!)

Now, Courage Looks Like This via Shawn Smucker (for days when inspiration . . . waits)

A Responsibility to Light: An Illustrated Manifesto for Creative Resilience and the Artist’s Duty in Dark Times via Maria Popova (“Feel all the things. Feel the hard things ….”)

A Writer’s Worst Fear via William Kenower (on approval, solitude, and fearless writing)

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists via Colum McCann (some practical tips)