Welcome to Friday Favorites! Here at The Contemplative Writer, we love rounding up posts, articles, poetry, and podcasts from wonderful writers around the web. We hope you enjoy our selection this week.
Be well and be blessed,
Lisa and Prasanta
“The Poet Thinks About the Donkey,” by Mary Oliver via SALT (a poem for Palm Sunday)
Meditation Monday–The Garden Walk of Holy Week via Christine Sine (Jesus’ journey from garden to garden)
The Grand Positives via Coe Hutchison (a journaling exercise based on the Ten Commandments)
You’ve Got Our Ear via Marjorie Maddox (a poem for the Age of Anxiety)
Archiving Lament via The Visual Commentary on Scripture (artworks and commentary based on Lamentations 1)
“Art + Faith: A Theology of Making” Book Review via Melanie Weldon-Soiset (a review of Makoto Fujimura’s recent book)
Welcome to Friday Favorites! Please enjoy this round-up of posts that Prasanta Verma and I have gathered for you. This week, there are some wonderful words about self-care, lament, grace, faith, and facing the blank page. Be blessed.
Today was a Crying Day: A Lament via Deb Vaughn (because God hears us when we cry)
What Does Self-Care Look Like in a Time of Crisis? via April Yamasaki (finding rhythms of self-care and grace from God)
Can We Do All Things Through Christ When Life Feels Impossible? via Ed Cyzewski (feeling overwhelmed and sorrowful can be an opportunity to take a step in faith)
In This Fraught Racial Moment, We Need a Refresher on Human Depravity via Tish Harrison Warren (confronting the sin of racism and accepting God’s radical grace)
The Power of Blessing—with a Prodigal, a Neighbor, an Enemy, the World—plus a gift via Judy Douglass (can we bless one another, even in times of conflict and anger?)
The Cold Open: Facing the Blank Page via William Kenower (what do you do when you sit down to write and…you’ve got nothing?)