Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Beautiful Blue, with love, hope and a prayer!

4 more blue squares for my 
second many coloured blanket are done!
I just finished reading a book, 
that was a surprising delight of part 
travelogue, part monastics giving jewels of wisdom,
part spiritual journey and all parts loving. 
I hope to do a review soon, but here is one that 
Frederica Mathewes-Green did a few years ago that 
I read after I finished the book that is quite accurate. 
as well as another on prayer called
(Lent is coming soon for us!) that I am finding
encouraging, on a 'normal person's' level and with 
doable suggestions. I hope one day to stock this one 
at my church's bookstore, perhaps by summertime!
I am loving this book,
I often get discouraged by how weak and small I am
in the spiritual life, so when I find a book
that is helpful and encouraging,
it's a huge WIN in my book!
What are you reading and creating?
Yarn Along with us! 


October Rose said...

Pretty blue!

I am currently reading a book called The Essence of Prayer by a Carmelite, Ruth Burrows, and it is very good. Very deep. It sounds similar to this book, and very encouraging since it emphasizes how the "success" of our prayer depends not on our skill in it but on God's (often invisible) work in our hearts and gift of Himself to us. Very encouraging when you feel to weak to pray "well." :)

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

The books sound great!

Pom Pom said...

Interesting! I'm reading so many books about creating my Rule of Life. I must stop and organize before going on!
Happy Yarn Along Day!

Lisa said...

I, too, am often discouraged, but keeping my focus on Christ keeps me pointed in the right direction; leaning on Him rather than my own abilities or strength. (Phil. 1:6!!) xo

karen said...

every day is a new day to be a better self. That is what I wake up thinking!! I love your blue themed photo :)

Lisa @ things here lately... said...

Blue is my favorite color, and your photo captures the color so beautifully! I so appreciate what you said about finding encouragement, especially when we feel weak. I am realizing in my adulthood how vital encouragement really is! *hugs* :)

Ranee @ Arabian Knits said...

I like that blue a lot.

I just picked up that Wellborn book from the library. I haven't started it yet.