Category: Reading

Bloganuary prompt for January 26, 2022

What is your favorite part about yourself?

Whatever gifts I may have are a gift, by God’s grace. I try to take good care every day. For example, I have an appointment with my eye doctor next month; and I may need new reading glasses. Sometimes I adjust the print on my computer, so I can read more easily.

Karl and I went to Walmart in Sheboygan last week, and I bought a new Bible with larger print. And I am praying the Psalms again, with good light.

Sometimes I reprint poems in larger print, as others may appreciate these posts, or know someone who would be able to read better with the large print.

At our site, Easter And Spring Poetry, this year I am reviewing posts and reprinting some poems in large bold print. I am grateful for the many ways to design posts and sites. So much more to learn!

I have always loved language.

“In the beginning was the Word . . .”  John 1:1

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Creative Notes

As I read in my study this morning, I saw these poems again.

new light
in my study
waterfall

light
from
a small
window
shines
down
on wall art

Every so often, I create different arrangements, and enjoy mentioning artists here and there. I bought a small abstract painting by Anna Cull, from her Etsy Shop. Beautiful art.

Books and Connections

This post follows my earlier post today, Bloganuary prompt for January 18, 2022.

I received my used paperback copy of Friends for the Journey, by Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw – the book I wrote about in my post reading from books. This edition was published by Regent College Publishing in 2003.

Last year, I read A Journey of Sea and Stone: How Holy Places Guide and Renew Us, by Tracy Balzer, which is also a well-written and thoughtful book. You can learn more at her site, Tracy Balzer “carry some quiet around.”

Tracy Balzer begins her introduction to A Journey of Sea and Stone, Why Iona?, with honoring Friends for the Journey. Luci Shaw’s poem, “The Holiness of Iona” is a poem in Friends for the Journey. I remembered Luci’s poem, which helped me begin with Tracy’s book, which I plan to read again. Connections.

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Jan Karon

Karl and I went to Menards in Sheboygan yesterday. I love seeing books for sale at different places, and was happy to see Jan Karon among the many authors. Her novels are wonderful.

Jan Karon’s book, Bathed In Prayer: Father Tim’s Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series is a book I plan to read a little today (Author Copyright 2018; G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York).

reading from books

reading from books
with well-earned wisdom
light on evergreens

I have mentioned Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw. They wrote a book together called Friends for the Journey: Two extraordinary women celebrate friendships made and sustained through the seasons of life (copyright 1997 by the two authors; Servant Publications, Ann Arbor, Michigan). I saw on Amazon that there is a 2003 paperback version from Regent College Publishing, and I ordered a used copy. I love seeing the growth and history of a favorite book.

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