Enjoy touring the blogs today!
Talking: In An Unfinished Symphony, Deb writes about a workshop she presented on “Grief and God.” Her words seem particularly pertinent during this summer and now this week of loss rolling upon loss both in the world as a whole and close to home.
Reading: Monday night at the Intefaith Service for the 2014 Gay Games, one of our leaders taught us a form of body prayer – quite appropriate for an athletic event, yes? I found that I really enjoyed the gentle stretches practiced with a few hundred people. I’ve just finished a summer sermon series on prayer, and now I wish I’d first read the book reviewed by Elizabeth of A Musing Amma: Kristin Vincent’s A Bead and a Prayer. It sounds like a great resource for those of us who are so much about words.
Another book! In Quantum Theology, Michelle reviews the intriguing Habits by Susan Sink — a collection of 100-word stories about Benedictine sisters. If someone were to write a story distilling your life into 100 words, what might it say?
Writing: In The Painted Prayerbook, Jan Richarson shares a “Stubborn Blessing,” one which emerges from Sunday’s gospel text. If you enjoy imagining the words of those who peopled Jesus’ life and times, you may find her words helpful as you prepare for this week’s worship.
And finally, one more poem/prayer,”Slaying Dragons” posted by Josephine in Barefoot Theology. I turned 61 a couple of weeks ago, and my thoughts have turned legacy-ward as I wonder what I might be leaving, especially to my daughter. This poem is a reminder of our ancestry and our callings as women, born to slay dragons and to give birth to the world we dream.
What have you been talking and reading and writing about? Please leave a comment if you’d like to share!