FRIDAY FAVORITES FOR PRAYER AND WRITING

Each Friday I share some of my favorite finds related to praying or writing. If I think it could help you pray or write better, or just “be” better, I’ll include it below.

Do you have someone else’s article or post to share? Join the Contemplative Writers Facebook group, comment on today’s post on my Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter (@LisaKDeam) to nominate your favorite articles, blog posts, and books by Thursday at noon each week.

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Prayer Made Sense When Henri Nouwen Told Me To Give Up via Ed Cyzewski

Martin Sheen: Spirituality of Imagination via Krista Tippett

The Contemplative Way as a Practice in Death via Drew Jackson

101 Books to Dive into this Summer: A Massive Reading List via Rebekah Barnett and Chelsea Catlett (TED-speaker recommended books – just in case you don’t have enough piled on your nightstand right now)

7 Prayers I Pray for People I Love via Judy Douglass

Nothing and Everything (Reflections on a Retreat) via Lisa Bartelt

FRIDAY FAVORITES FOR PRAYER AND WRITING

Each Friday I share some of my favorite finds related to praying or writing. If I think it could help you pray or write better, or just “be” better, I’ll include it below. This week’s finds tend more toward spirituality than writing; some weeks are just like that.

Do you have someone else’s article or post to share? Join the Contemplative Writers Facebook group, comment on today’s post on my Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter (@LisaKDeam) to nominate your favorite articles, blog posts, and books by Thursday at noon each week.

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12 Best Practices for Finding Time, Energy, and Inspiration to Write + A Prayer for Writers via Sarah Bessey (notes from Sarah’s workshop at the Princeton Theological Seminary’s Frederick Buechner Writer’s Workshop)

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 1 via Richard Rohr (on St. Francis, a “second Christ”)

Putting on the Mind of Christ via Chuck DeGroat (what is “unknowing” and how does it relate to putting on the mind of Christ?)

The Wonder Of It All via Sharon Brani (finding God in the beauty of the cosmos; after you read this essay, check out the entire June issue of The Redbud Post on finding God in creation)

Meditation Monday: Rest In The Peace Beyond Understanding via Christine Sine (how to journey peacefully amidst life’s challenges)

Exploring Summer Sabbath via Whitney R. Simpson (soul care tips for your summer)

Books Can Keep You Stitched Together via Velynn Brown (on the power of story and books as friends)

 

FRIDAY FAVORITES FOR PRAYER AND WRITING

Each Friday I share some of my favorite finds related to praying or writing. If I think it could help you pray or write better, or just “be” better, I’ll include it below.

Do you have someone else’s article or post to share? Join the Contemplative Writers Facebook group, comment on today’s post on my Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter (@LisaKDeam) to nominate your favorite articles, blog posts, and books by Thursday at noon each week.

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A ‘Fully Human Solution’ to War: Thomas Merton on Christian Nonviolence via Greg Hillis (Thomas Merton on peace and dialogue)

Summer Book Club: The Brothers Karamozov via Chris Fann (an opportunity to read a great book with D. L. Mayfield and the Off the Page community)

3 Contemplative Practices That Will Improve Your Writing via Phileena Heuertz (a repost from January with restorative practices for the writing life)

When Money, Fame, and Admiration Aren’t Enough via Shawn Smucker (asking difficult questions about what writers really want)

 

FRIDAY FAVORITES FOR PRAYER AND WRITING

Each Friday I share some of my favorite finds related to praying or writing. If I think it could help you pray or write better, or just “be” better, I’ll include it below.

Do you have someone else’s article or post to share? Join the Contemplative Writers Facebook group, comment on today’s post on my Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter (@LisaKDeam) to nominate your favorite articles, blog posts, and books by Thursday at noon each week.

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Author Tuesday: The Divine Dance (Mike Morrell), via Cara Meredith (an interview with Mike Morrell, co-author with Richard Rohr of The Divine Dance)

Tuesday Tip with Rich: A Mystic Love via Rich Lewis  (with a quote to encourage you as you pray)

Jesus Is King, America Is in Chaos, Now What? via Ed Cyzewski (no matter what your politics are, read this post about turning to prayer in times of chaos and crisis)

Returning to a Ritual: Reading a Writing Book Each Day via Andi Cumbo-Floyd (with suggestions to get you started)

Why Reading Fiction Is Good for the Soul via Ashley Hales (I agree with everything in this essay because — true confession — fiction is what I love to read the most!)

Practicing From the Inside Out: Balancing Our Working Life via Greg Richardson (how’s your work-life balance right now?)

FRIDAY FAVORITES FOR PRAYER AND WRITING

Each Friday I share some of my favorite finds related to praying or writing. If I think it could help you pray or write better, or just “be” better, I’ll include it below.

Do you have someone else’s article or post to share? Join the Contemplative Writers Facebook group, comment on today’s post on my Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter (@LisaKDeam) to nominate your favorite articles, blog posts, and books by Thursday at noon each week.

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Why I Write via Anna Gissing (part of a series on writing as a spiritual discipline)

How Significant Books Become Good Friends via Richard J. Foster (I love the idea of books as friends!)

Tesser Well via Amanda Cleary Eastep (can you guess the book that served as an impetus for this essay on faith and writing?)

5 Things I Learned From My Six-Week Social Media Fast via Michelle DeRusha (don’t worry – social media’s not all bad)

The Art and Practice of Spiritual Discernment via The Transforming Center (part of a leadership podcast but good for all of us!)