In Always a Guest, Barbara Brown Taylor preaches good news to faith communities, seminarians, and readers in her role as guest preacher and messenger of hope.Continue reading ““Always a Guest” by Barbara Brown Taylor: Book Review”
... to find the peace that comes from getting your heart broken.
Sunday afternoon, sitting on the deck. Sunny, cool breeze. Voices in the distance, coming from a a nearby porch. I think I recognize a neighbor’s voice.Continue reading “Why Read a Novel?”
“I remember that I’m invisible and walk softly so as not awake the sleeping ones. Sometimes it is best not to awaken them; there are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers.”Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
When did my bookshelf get so white?Continue reading “When did my bookshelf get so white?”
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.” ― C.G. Jung, The Philosophical Tree
At the Women’s Spiritual Growth Group the other week, we chewed over the questions, Cosmically speaking, where are we headed? Is creation on a trajectory, or are we all just wandering around killing time? Are we going somewhere good, or will it be more like Armageddon followed by nothingness?Continue reading “The Mind Loves Its Sleep”
Stumbling Toward God: A Prodigal’s Return
“An offbeat, engagingly written, appealingly uncertain spiritual memoir.” — Publisher’s WeeklyContinue reading “Publication of Stumbling Toward God, 2nd ed.”
In A Pilgrimage to Eternity, author and journalist Timothy Egan takes us with him on a pilgrimage through history, geography, and his own inner landscape as he travels the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrim route that stretches from the cathedral city of Canterbury, England, south through France, Switzerland, and Italy, to culminate in Rome.Continue reading ““A Pilgrimage to Eternity” by Timothy Egan: Book Review”
At the Florida Christian Writers' Conference, Debora Coty approached Margaret about doing an interview for "Grit for the Oyster," an inspirational blog for writers, and here it is.