I’m back with more links! Here are some good articles worthy of your attention over the next few days (and the long holiday weekend for those of you in the USA)
Identity and the Inner Life:
Sisters, Speak – Rachel Held Evans
(…because a reporter asked what I would say if I could say one thing to the women of the Church.)
How To Find Out Who You Really Are – Anne Lamott
Perhaps the only time I’ll ever give Oprah any page views, but this time it’s worthwhile.
Discovering your “thing”? (Becoming a virtuoso of your own unique ability) – Kevin Rains
Kedge is ON FIRE lately.
The Voice of Fear – David DuChemin
I tell my students at the Vancouver Gatherings that fear is the greatest barrier to creativity.
Good words from David on overcoming fear for artists, which really helps anybody.
Your Sixth Sense | Psychology Today
A look at intuition and some more paranormal experiences, which will be interesting to the mystics of the world.
Cycling: Big reveal of Cancer Jesus – Independent.ie
I’m not sure if you heard this yet, but Lance Armstrong is a rude, arrogant gentleman, and now the floodgates are open for people who’ve interacted with him to tell their stories.
Church and Social Media:
Whenever Two or More Are Gathered…Online – SOJO
A brief look at Facebook as a social gathering and third place.
Yard and Garden:
Wading Pool Gardens – Godspace
Turn those childrens’ wading pools into urban and suburban gardens.
NaNo Tips for Writing with Scrivener: Week One
The intention here is to share a number of tips that I have found useful when working with Scrivener during my excursions into the realm of National Novel Writing Month, or “NaNoWriMo” for short, or even shorter, just “NaNo”. If you have any ideas for this series, please feel free to drop me a line.
Useful tips for those of us writing with Scrivener (THE BEST APP FOR WRITERS), even if we’re not writing a novel this month.
Photography and Spirituality
Don Doll’s Photography
The New York Times Lens blog recently featured the photography of Don Doll, SJ. It published a selection of 20 of his photos of Native American people in Alaska and South Dakota, along with an essay about Fr. Doll’s art and vocation. The two go together:“I said: ‘Oh my god! Prayer is just like photography, where you have to let go of what you want to happen or what you think’s going to happen. You have to let go of your preconceptions and I think that same thing applies to photographing. You have to let go of your suppositions of what the picture is or should be and just be present in the moment.’ ”
The Signs of Political Idolatry – Tim Keller Quotes
Good words from one of the foremost evangelical voices today.