Welcome to Friday Favorites! In this 3rd week of Lent, we hope the following posts will be a blessing and an encouragement to you on your journey.
Lisa and Prasanta
Lent, Week 3: An Image & A Liturgy via The Rabbit Room (a weekly series exploring themes of suffering and loss through music, story, and art)
History as a Lenten Discipline via Chris Gehrz (each moment in history is one more fiber of wood composing the Cross)
The Wondrous Mystery via Bruce Lawrie (the beauty whispering to me from wild places had been Jesus all along)
Charles Spurgeon Knew It Was Possible to Be Faithful and Depressed via Diana Gruver (his example can encourage believers who “walk in darkness”)
Ten Church Fathers to Start Off With via Ed Creedy (expand your reading — an introduction to writers of the Early Church)
Writing Advice I Took to Heart via Lori Hatcher (encouragement for writers everywhere)
It’s time for Friday Favorites! Find prayer, hope, healing — and encouragement to keep writing and creating no matter your circumstances — in this week’s collection of posts and podcasts.
Wishing you all God’s blessings,
Lisa and Prasanta
A Litany of Healing for a Time of COVID via Christine Sine (a prayer for healing during this time of suffering)
My Porch Is My Pilgrimage via James Laurence (a poem for shelter-in-place pilgrims)
Whatever Tomb You’re In via Tammy Perlmutter (although all may seem lost, your rescue is already in play)
Making Christians Great Again via Leslie Leyland Fields (“This leader is like no other. He bent like a slave to wash His people’s feet. He chose our lashes instead of His power…”)
Susanna Clarke on Piranesi, Illness, and Faith via Church Times (in this podcast episode, listen to Clarke talk about her novels and her struggles towards faith)
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Relying on Perfect Conditions to Write via Cassandra Lipp (how to write when your circumstances change, you’re too busy, and so on and so on…)
Welcome to Friday Favorites! The links Prasanta Verma and I found this week help us explore our deepest self in relationship to God. What has God given us and who has God created us to be? We hope you enjoy digging into these. Remember, always, that you are the beloved of God.
As a Child: God’s Call to Littleness via Phil Steer (a new podcast that unpacks what it means to “become like little children”)
We Have Today via Arlisia Potter (living in and thanking God for this day)
Cindy Bunch on Self-Kindness as Spiritual Practice via Casey Tygrett (being kind to ourselves as a way forward to loving others)
Through a Looking Glass Darkly: How (and how not) to be certain of yourself via Jessica Hooten Wilson (we are pilgrims and wayfarers who need one another as we find our way home)
Evensong via Peggy R. Ellsberg (a poem)
Boils & Possums & Kierkegaard, Oh My! via J. Lind (on creativity, writing, redemption, and and the difficult task of faith)