Each month I have a goal of reading five books. Here’s my list from June 2022.
Frank Wade encourages exploration of new perspectives leading to faith-based reflections on the human experience.
Short looks at the books I’ve pulled from my library shelves in a year both heartbreaking and galvanizing.
Joy is too often dislocated, as if there could be no simple pleasures which are not really about cash.
The shelf life of social media, pink churches, cool cemeteries, and (OUCH) oak leaf itch mites!
Frank Wade on wealth, community, justice, and a new American agenda for July 4th.
Problems among people are solved by forgiveness, not force.
Would we live with a generous, perspective if we believed that joy, wonder, and peace are what’s real?
We have reached the point in our civic lives where we are easily overwhelmed by evil and hatred, which isolate the mind and kill the heart.
(Note: This post was updated on March 10, 2018 and again on June 27, 2021. I would never write a post this long today, but consider this a creature of its time.) I came to a realization last evening that the writers I most enjoy reading on the web are (almost) all women. And once I came to that realization, I began thinking about my favorite writers you probably don’t know, but should. Five names quickly popped into my head and just like that, this blog post was born. These women are very different, but there is wisdom to be found in each one’s work. I have regular communication and interaction with three but have met all five. Three are teachers (and one of the three teaches writing in Hawaii, Havana, Paris, and Washington — I’m assuming she doesn’t get paid much, but there are other benefits!). One is a former colleague at work who is still early in her craft. The other is my former Rector. All five make a living — one way …