Poem: Luci Shaw

I recently came across this poem I wrote after hearing Luci Shaw, a poet, speak at the Festival of Faith & Writing in 2014. Luci at the time was eighty-five years old.

She was full of vigor and clarity, humor and wit and creative energy. 

Listening to her was for me like a slowly rising tide. At first just the smell of the sea at a distance and the faint sound of waves. By the end of her lecture I was in danger of being submerged my own salty tears. 

Why? 

Eighty-five years old and she had become herself, yet was still also becoming. 

She said she wrote because she had to, because that's who she was and who she had to become. It was work, but joyful work. 

 

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Gear Review: Patagonia Houdini vs. Arc'teryx Incendo

A lightweight jacket is one of the few items I never (ever) leave home without. Whether it's a day of urban exploration, a week-long walking pilgrimage, or a month of backcountry hiking one of these is an absolute essential.

The following gear review is a comparison of two of my favorites, the Patagonia Houdini Jacket and the Arc'teryx Incendo Hoody.

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Top Lenten Resources 2017

Here's a round-up of the best books and online resources for Lent 2017.  Before we get to the booklist below, I'd like to highlight a few resources of note.

City Church San Francisco has a new Lenten guide based around the Examen. Get the free PDF here. 

Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts is offering an online Lenten retreat using Lectio Divina. It runs for six weeks and costs $120.

Those looking to dive deeper into an Ignatian perspective during Lent can check out  An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. This is a wonderful online series drawn from a full-length book. It's adapted for an eight week journey through Lent and Easter—I highly recommend it and it's free! 

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When You Doubt Your Journey

There will be moments when you doubt the whole thing. When your whole journey feels like some foolish, ill-conceived, irresponsible lark of trip that should have never been undertaken and begs to be abandoned immediately.

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