arts & creativity, book reflections, mental health & wellness, spiritual

I Am Understood: The Spirituality of Reading

A couple of weeks ago I finished reading a book. Nothing unusual about that. But this time I read the last pages slowly, closed the cover gently, and -- no joke -- hugged the book to my chest with a sigh. "I am understood," I thought. Maybe you've experienced this too. It seems several Twitter… Continue reading I Am Understood: The Spirituality of Reading

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book reflections, personal

’14 Favorites

Below is a list of 14 of my favorite writings published in 2014. The first 5 are posts from my own blog that received the most feedback from readers, while the following 9 are works by more experienced writers. These words have been a gift to me this year in one way or another, and… Continue reading ’14 Favorites

book reflections

What I’ve Been Reading: The Ragamuffin Gospel

(Yes, I do use MLA-style citations in this post. I can't help it. I'm an English major!)The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning looks closely at God's grace for all people - for alcoholics, prostitutes, children, sick people, hard-working people, or any other kind of "ragamuffin" in need of some help (which covers all of us,… Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading: The Ragamuffin Gospel