Welcome to Friday Favorites, my weekly round-up of great finds on the web. This will be our last Friday Favorites for the summer — but look for them again when the leaves begin to turn.
Friday Favorites features posts and podcasts on prayer, writing, and spirituality. Today’s finds offer a little bit of everything, from contemplative activism and contemplative history to a short story and a summer reading list. Read, and be blessed.
Fast for Familias (do something today — fast for an end to the separation of children from families at the border; this event is happening today, June 29)
An “Outsider” Can Show Us How to Love Our Neighbors via Ed Cyzewski (what if the help we need — now or one day — comes from people we wouldn’t have chosen to help us?)
After the Death of a Dream via Tasha Burgoyne (God is at work even when your most cherished dreams come undone)
2018’s Ten Christian Women to Watch via Jenna Barnett (did you catch Sojourners’ list of women who are making and shaping history this year?)
Why Finding God in All Things Leads to Fullness of Joy via Carl McColman (finding joy with the medieval mystic Julian of Norwich)
Friday Feature — National Selfie Day via Prasanta Verma (a light-hearted but serious look at one of our more interesting “holidays”)
The Sparrow via Jane Tyson Clement (a mystical short story about the God who sees every sparrow fall)
20 short novels you can read in one day via Modern Mrs. Darcy (add these short but impactful books to your summer reading list)