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)
Welcome back to Friday Favorites! The new year has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start, but we hope you will still find joy in Jesus, in your faith, and in community. We find community partly through listening to one another and sharing our experiences, and with that in mind, we hope you’ll enjoy the roundup of posts below.
Lisa and Prasanta
Pray Every Day: Isaiah 10 via Mary DeMuth (on this podcast, Mary prays us through the Bible every day; today, listen to Isaiah 10)
Keep Your Lights Up via Aarik Danielsen (a plea to leave your Christmas lights up for as long as you need)
The Gate of Heaven Is Everywhere via Fred Bahnson (perhaps the contemplative tradition is what’s missing from American Christianity)
Yeats’ The Magi (and a poem of mine) via Malcolm Guite (to mark Epiphany, listen to Malcolm read Yeats’ poem)
On the Streets Where They Lived via Eleanor Parker (the more you learn about the history that’s all around you, the more companionship you will find)
Resolved to Write a Nonfiction Book This Year? Let’s Do the Math! via Ann Kroeker (you can write your book this year)