Tag: Luci Shaw

Colors and Years

The view outside is green. I think of Listen To The Green, Luci Shaw’s first poetry book, which was published in 1971 (Harold Shaw Publishers; Wheaton, Illinois). And I mentioned her new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press), in a recent post. Her books by my chair: 1971, 2022, and many books over the years. Wonderful creative work. Please see Luci Shaw The Official Website if you would like more information. She also is a photographer, and there is a Photo Gallery.

Books and art are good friends through all the changes life can bring.

Karl and I began here in December 2009, and I am grateful for blogs. One post, one day at a time. I also have bought books by authors I know from our blogs.

Colors and years: the daylily plants fill a garden. Lots of green now, and their flowers here are orange in July. Daffodils and primroses bloom now. Many wildflowers have found a home here – and bees, butterflies, birds.

Photo by Karl – July 2020


by the garage
and cedar fence
green and yellow
in the day’s light

by Ellen Grace Olinger

I am reading Luci Shaw’s new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press). I have been reading her poetry and prose for decades.

Luci Shaw The Official Website

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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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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Bloganuary: January 6, 2022

Who is someone that inspires you and why?

Over the years, I have written about Luci Shaw. Her poetry and memoirs are excellent. For this post, I would like to write about two of her many books.

God in the Dark: Through Grief and Beyond, copyright 1989 by Luci Shaw, is now a classic book. I read her early memoir when it was first published. The copy I have here, as I write this post, was “Reproduced 1998 by Regent College Publishing, an Imprint of the Regent College Bookstore” in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey, copyright 2014 by Luci Shaw, was published by IVP Books, An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois. A book to reread as well.

Luci Shaw The Official Website – there is a lot to read and view here. For example:

About Luci “Luci Shaw was born in 1928 in London, England, and has lived in Canada, Australia and the U.S.A.”


And some photos for my post today. Thank you.

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Quote by Luci Shaw

“Each of us is called to cultivate beauty, knowing that as artists, and as those with whom we share our creative gifts, we become more whole and healed in that sharing of beauty.”

From BREATH FOR THE BONES Art, Imagination, and Spirit: Reflections on Creativity and Faith (page 33). Published by Thomas Nelson. Copyright Luci Shaw, 2007.

You can also visit Luci Shaw The Official Website. There is information about her two new books.