Thank you to Shirley Showalter and Danny Unrau who joined me for an authors’ panel last Friday that focused on Writing as a Spiritual Journey. For authors’ bios and book information, please see my blog post introducing the panel. My (edited) remarks as part of the panel appear below -- this is one of my … Continue reading Writing as a Spiritual Journey Revisited
Writing as a Spiritual Journey
How is writing a spiritual journey? And what does that mean for writers and readers? I'm excited to explore these questions along with Shirley Showalter (author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World) and Danny Unrau (author of You are the Boy) on Friday evening, July 11, 7pm at House of James in Abbotsford, B.C. We invite you to join us for this author panel and discussion followed by book signing. We'd love to see you there!
Spirituality & Aging at Any Age
Some choice quotes from spiritual director and teacher Marcus Smucker: "God is more passionate about you than you can imagine." "Honest communication with God is deeply significant in prayer."
David Augsburger, Dissident Discipleship, and Me
This last week I had the double blessing of reading David Augsburger's Dissident Discipleship AND hearing him speak in person. Here are some highlights and a few questions.
The Old Testament and Christian Spirituality and what I wish I had said last Thursday
It was a privilege to spend last Thursday evening with Ben Ollenburger and his Old Testament Theology class at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. We focused on the biblical stories of Hannah and Elijah as rich resources for spirituality, and I've included my notes in this post.
Cashier at the grocery store: "Are you a nurse?" "No, I'm not . . . why do you ask?" "Oh, because you eat so healthy." I do try to eat healthy foods, and that day in my shopping cart I had tofu, eggs, bok choy, broccoli, corn on the cob, bananas, peaches, pomegranate juice. All … Continue reading Healthy Spirituality?
The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
Author James Martin is right that his book covers (almost) everything---God, prayer, friendship, spirituality, sexuality, obedience, simplicity, acceptance, suffering, decision-making, work/vocation, and much more. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything is aptly subtitled "a spirituality for real life," and quickly engaged me with its personal warmth, humour, clarity, and practical approach. Take for example Martin's … Continue reading The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
5 books on spirituality for summer reading
In alphabetical order by title: Listening Below the Noise: The Transformative Power of Silence by Anne D. LeClaire I love this part of her introduction: My days were occupied with obligations and mundane responsibilities: grocery shopping, cooking, dentist appointments, committee meetings, book deadlines, correspondence, banking, and all the routine maintenance of car, house, yard, … Continue reading 5 books on spirituality for summer reading