Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Thursday, May 21, 2009

projects, a book or two and listening...

I had been using this old North Face stuff sack, left over from my backpacking/camping days for a grab and go small project bag. I've been meaning to make a newer, prettier one for ages. Yesterday, in between many comings and goings, I put this together, using the stuff sack as a model. I probably spent more time thinking about making it, than actually making it! Easy peasy. Also keeping up with the quilt-along project. Baked sour dough bread, too.
Yesterday, our Speaking of Faith group listened to a piece on Thich Nhat Hahn. What a holy man he is! His belief that peace begins with the individual makes sense to me, and his wisdom is deep and reassuring. If you have about 50 minutes to listen, I recommend it to you. I embrace many elements of Buddhism, and this gentle reminder was good to hear. I will be looking for his classic work, The Miracle of Mindfulness at the library. I also found The Holy Way, by Paula Huston via this lovely blog. The author comes from a very Christian tradition, but the book's spiritual take on living a simple life has much to offer even a Unitarian Universalist, Quaker, Buddhist, Transcendentalist like me. (Is that too much information?).

Have you discovered Speaking of Faith yet? What are you reading these days? Any fun plans for the long weekend? I'l bet you know where I'm headed...


  1. love that leaf material, Karen! We listen to speaking of faith sunday afternoons here - and loved her autobiog on disc. Have you been catching the NPR series this week on neuroscience and spirituality? Highly recommended!

  2. yes, yes, yes, loving the series on NPR!