Blog Recommendations

Apparently yesterday was Blog Day 2006 which I found out from Swandive who tagged her readers (by the way, I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post, that she has some great comments on the poem she posted.)  The purpose is to recommend 5 new blogs, these are some I read pretty regularly:  (maybe this will prompt me to finally set up the blogroll sidebar?)

Trish at Story Midwife writes such wonderful stuff on art and dreams and mystery, and she is a wonderful musician!

Rachelle at Monkfish Abbey is a Seattle friend and fellow writing group member who is also the urban abbess of her own neo-monastic soul care community, doing some very creative things!

Ron at The Weary Pilgrim writes a lot about emerging church themes, I especially love the ways he talks about God, always embracing mystery.

Kristin at (un)veilings has had some great posts on embodiment in the last few weeks.

I mentioned Antony at Coming to the Quiet yesterday.  He is a fellow Benedictine Oblate and I love reading his reflections on monastic spirituality.

I also have to add PeaceBang at Beauty Tips for Ministers, a wonderfully sassy and funny blog on what (not) to wear for ministry.

Then there is the whole wonderful group over at the RevGalBlogPals, a webring I am part of that includes women in ministry and friends.  Such a great diversity! (Swandive is one, Eternal Echoes, Writing as Jo(e), RevAbi, Songbird, and so many others — with 196 members and still growing it is hard to keep up!).  And I love that my newest blog friend Wendy has her own dream blog, what a great idea!

So if you are reading this and have a blog I invite you to participate belatedly as well!

I need to go out for my morning walk and get some of my book writing done today before the long weekend.  My husband and I celebrate 12 years of marriage on Sunday.  We’ll go to our favorite special occasion restaurant for brunch and spend some time wandering around Bumbershoot, Seattle’s biggest annual arts festival.  I have some more thoughts on grief I’ll post next week.

Blessings to you all and in the words of poet Jack Gilbert, “risk delight” this weekend!

-Christine Valters Paintner

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