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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A ‘Fully Human Solution’ to War: Thomas Merton on Christian Nonviolence via Greg Hillis (Thomas Merton on peace and dialogue)

Summer Book Club: The Brothers Karamozov via Chris Fann (an opportunity to read a great book with D. L. Mayfield and the Off the Page community)

3 Contemplative Practices That Will Improve Your Writing via Phileena Heuertz (a repost from January with restorative practices for the writing life)

When Money, Fame, and Admiration Aren’t Enough via Shawn Smucker (asking difficult questions about what writers really want)