Welcome to Friday Favorites! We hope this week’s roundup, featuring some excellent writers and thinkers, will be thought-provoking and inspiring.
Enjoy, and be blessed.
Lisa and Prasanta
Spirituality With A Dog In Your Lap via Casey Tygrett (the great mistake is to idealize the spiritual life)
AJB Recommends: Spiritual Practices for Personal and Social Healing via Amy Julia Becker (some resources for finding healing in mind, body, spirit, and community)
The Problem(s) of Susan via Matt Mikalatos (what to make of Susan’s fate in C. S. Lewis’s The Last Battle)
A Black Woman at War: Battling for God and a nation’s people via Natasha Sistrunk Robinson (the lie of white supremacy that’s killing us all)
What We’ve Lost in Rejecting the Sabbath via Sohrab Ahmari (in an age of constant activity, we need the Sabbath more than ever)
The Stories Between Us: Karen Swallow Prior Talks Frankenstein and Twitter via Shawn Smucker and Maile Silva (in this podcast episode, Prior talks about intentionality, writing, and social media)
Welcome to Friday Favorites! We hope this day brings peace and that the following posts and poems lend encouragement and beauty to you.
Lisa and Prasanta
Time to Heal via Jeannie Kendall (just as God never rushes, so your healing and recovery may take time)
Breakfast Epic via Brother Richard (a poem for your morning)
The Snowfall via Franz Werfel (a poem from a pre-Nazi Austria)
St. Brigid’s Cloak and Blueberry Jam via Charlotte Riggle (learn about St. Brigid, 5th-c. patron saint of Ireland)
Boundaries Breed Kindness via Chellie Wilson (protecting peace is a choice)
What do you journal about? via Anne Bogel (do you journal? read some new ideas here)
It’s Friday again . . . and that means it’s time for Friday Favorites! It’s such a joy to find and share these links each week. Good and true words bring hope into the world. This week, Prasanta Verma and I have rounded up an amazing collection of words that will help you pray, ponder, and read. Enjoy, and be blessed.
Ode to Autumn via Brian Draper (a guided autumn walking retreat)
How the medieval practice of stargazing can change your prayer life via David Russell Mosley (look to the stars and remember that the heavens are telling the glory of God)
What does healing look like within faith communities? via Kimberly Pelletier and Samuel Ogles (an Ask a Spiritual Director podcast episode)
We Are All Related via Nathan Beacom (Black Elk’s spiritual vision for peace)
Reading Emily Dickinson with Job via Laura Cerbus (the resistance and obedience of Dickinson and Job)
Books for pandemic reading via The Christian Century (nine writers tell us about books that reframe what it means to be a person of faith)
Welcome, friends, to Friday Favorites, where Prasanta Verma and I bring you lovely links on spirituality, prayer, and writing.
In this season of Epiphany, we hope that Jesus reveals himself to you, perhaps partly through the pieces and podcasts below. Be blessed.
What I Learned Being Silent with Monks via John Gehring (what happens when we perform the radical act of withdrawing and being quiet?)
More Than “Just Mercy,” A Path to Healing Racial Trauma (an interview with Sheila Wise Rowe and an excerpt from her new book)
Listening Without an End in Mind via Nicole T. Walters (living as a listener and a learner)
Still Life: Pneuma via Michael Wright (on pneuma, art, and spirituality)
3 Life-Changing Rules for Finding More Writing Inspiration This Year via K. M. Weiland (inspiring creative rebirth in the coming year and decade)
The Habit Podcast via Jonathan Rogers (in this episode, Meredith McDaniel shares the connection between counseling and writing)