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.

Do you have someone else’s article or post to share? Join the Contemplative Writers Facebook group, comment on today’s post on my Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter (@LisaKDeam) to nominate your favorite articles, blog posts, and books by Thursday at noon each week.


Exit Through the Wilderness via Zach Hoag (a guest post on grace and giving up at Shawn Smucker’s website)

Daily Riches: The Practice of Waiting via William Britton (we all have to wait sometimes- how can we wait well?)

What You Can Learn From Declaring a Mystery via Tania Lombrozo (on learning from unexplainability)

Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone via Jennifer Stitt (in case you’re still not convinced of the benefits of solitude!)

7 Slippery-Slope Reasons Writers Shouldn’t Blog via Leslie Leyland Fields (so interesting considering just about everyone I know still has a blog)


Hey y’all, I wanted to let you know that Friday Favorites will be taking a break next week. We’ll see you on July 28!