Friday Festival: The Threads We Grasp

Much has been written this week in response to the violence in Charlottesville, VA in the U.S., commenting on the events of last weekend, and reflecting on it as a moral mirror for us all.   Wise bloggers have written about learning from our racist history, the racism in our own families, and the kind of… Read More

Friday Festival: August Potpourri

Well, it’s August, and the eclipse is coming, along with the end of summer rush to get away and to prepare for fall beginnings.  August always feels like such a random month to me and so . . . a random potpourri of posts:​ Knowing that “good people can be clueless,” Jan in achurchforstarvingartists writes… Read More

Friday Festival: Sources of Inspiration

This week, several of our bloggers reflect on sources of inspiration in their lives. In the Southern Hemisphere, this may be the time in late winter that creates the desire to hibernate or escape until the weather has turned warmer. In the Northern Hemisphere, we’re approaching that part of summer called the “dog days” that… Read More

Friday Festival: God Shows Up

God is popping up in unexpected places in these hot July days.  As temperatures soar and wildfires rage, the quiet places are revealing God’s presence to our bloggers. A wedding in France prompts Linda Anderson-Little to think about savoring experiences rather than rushing through them at Soul Story Writer.  The wedding was expected to be… Read More

Friday Festival: All Connected!

This week, reminders that we come from a variety of places and points of view abound in the blog ring. This one cracked me up when it appeared first in my feedly on Thursday: In Tales from the Great Adventure, Derek urges us to stop bashing millennials and help them fix the world instead! No,… Read More

Friday Festival

Our bloggers are reflecting on travel, and the baggage we carry, this week.  They are our tour guides into new spiritual territory. Beginning with the intriguing lament, “I have always wanted to be a tiny-purse carrier,” Melissa Bane Sevier reflects on what we carry around, and Jesus’ instructions to his disciples not to carry a… Read More