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Links and Thinks: June 26, 2013

Posted by Sherry on 6/26/2013 in Blogamundi (Links), Current Events, General |

Booked: Reading My Way Back to Faith by Jessica Griffith. “Reading is a form of prayer; I know. Divine reading, lectio divina, is a way of communion with God in scripture, the Living Word. But is it wrong that I’ve had more profound experiences of God’s presence reading Anna Karenina, Middlemarch, Kristin Lavransdatter, and my […]

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Themes Meme

Posted by Sherry on 3/28/2013 in Blogamundi (Links), General |

Last year on 12/12/12, I wrote about some of the “themes” or Big Ideas that keep popping up here on the blog and in my life, themes such as books, community, prayer, and the foundational “theme of my song”, Jesus. Now a couple of other blogger friends have picked up on my post and written […]

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55 Bookish Things I Want to Do Before I Die

Posted by Sherry on 3/27/2013 in Blogamundi (Links), General |

Love at First Book: 50 Bookish Things to do Before YOu Die. The Book Wheel: 50 Bookish Things to do Before You Die. What a lovely, list-y meme. I had to participate, but of course, I’m listing 55 things in keeping with my own personal number of the year. 1. Create my own Little Free […]

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Encouraging and thoughtful links

Posted by Sherry on 3/11/2013 in Blogamundi (Links), Christian Life, Community, General |

On humility. I wonder what people will say about me after I’m dead and gone to be with the Lord. I pray that my story will glorify Him. On fearlessness in life and parenting. I Come to Bury Keats, Not to Praise Him by Doug McKelvey at The Rabbit Room. An excellent essay on truth, […]

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12/12/12: Themes of My Life

These are the twelve themes or ideas or motifs that God has placed in my heart, and consequently the 12 Big Ideas that appear most often here on Semicolon. 1. Books. I have a houseful of books I read lots and lots of books, probably over 100 per year. I love books; I live inside […]

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55 Books I’d Like to Read from the Reading Lists I Perused

Posted by Sherry on 8/29/2012 in Blogamundi (Links), Booklists, General |

1. Overseas by Beatriz Williams. From NPR’s Lesser Known Lit List. 2. Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale. From NPR’s Summer Reading List. Nonfiction about a Victorian scandal. 3. Canada by Richard Ford. Recommended lots of places, but I saw it at NPR’s Summer Reading Critics’ list. 4. […]

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Sunday Salon: Links and Thinks

Posted by Sherry on 7/8/2012 in Blogamundi (Links), General, Sunday Salon |

How Silence Works: Emailed Conversations With Four Trappist Monks by Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston. “Is silence beneficial for all people? I would say the cultivation of silence is indispensable to being human.” I have considered taking a weekend retreat where I simply observe silence and spend the time in prayer and meditation, no internet, no phone, no […]

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Diversions and Fascinations

Posted by Sherry on 5/21/2012 in Blogamundi (Links), General |

Here are a few links to the articles and blog posts and other things that caught my interest this week: The Science of Mysteries: Shock, Trauma, and the First Real War at The Last Word on Nothing by Ann Finkbeiner. Ms. Finkbeiner discusses Dorothy Sayers’ novel Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club in relation to the […]

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Links During Lent

Posted by Sherry on 4/8/2012 in Blogamundi (Links), Booklists, Community, English Language, General |

I was feeding my fascinations, even during my Lenten blogging break. Book Lists: Top 50 Books for Children by Lorna Bradbury at The Telegraph (British). The 50 Best Books for Kids by Elizabeth Bird. World Literature That High School Students Actually Want to Read at The Reading Zone. John C. Wright: 50 Essential Authors of […]

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What Captured My Attention This Week

Posted by Sherry on 1/28/2012 in Blogamundi (Links), Community, General |

This article about a ballet star who experienced burn-out, at age 21: “Dance is a real calling . . . because you not only have to be an athlete, of course there’s also the artistry that’s involved. There’s no such thing as perfection. You have to let it devour you.” This short Academy award nominated […]

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