Welcome to Friday Favorites! Click the links below to explore poetry, Advent resources, and gratitude as we continue our journey through the season.
May God bring light into your darkness.
Lisa and Prasanta
Turning Darkness into Light: A Soft Shroud’s Folding via Emily Polis Gibson (Rowan Williams and the beauty of Advent)
Untitled via Trischa Goodwin (a poem)
The Advent Project via Biola University (a daily devotional series celebrating the Advent season through art and Scripture)
Advent Calendar via Visual Commentary on Scripture (discover an artwork each day during the Advent season)
12 Tiny Things to Grow Gratitude in Your Home via Ellie Roscher (small practices to grow gratitude)
10 Best Books to Buy a Writer for Christmas via K. M. Weiland (writing-craft books for the scribbler on your list–or for you)
Welcome, friends, to Friday Favorites! Each week, Prasanta Verma and I round up our favorite links related to prayer, spirituality, and writing. We hope it will enrich your life and help you to find the best the web has to offer.
Read, enjoy, and be blessed.
Gratitude in a Time of Drought via Norann Voll (gratitude turns the little we have in this moment into enough for today)
How to Have a Slow Christmas in a Hurry Up World via Shelly Miller (join the Slow Christmas community this year)
Welcome to the Playroom via Ray Hollenbach (“you don’t need to be perfect to live here”)
First Sunday via Sally Thomas (prepare for the season with this Advent poem)
“Chasin’ Wild Horses” via Bruce Springsteen (from Springsteen’s 2019 album, Western Stars)
Sparrows, Breath, Memory: On Writing and Identity via Catherine DiMercurio (“I think of every word I have ever written . . . as an attempt to understand identity and allow it to sing”)