What I've been up to lately: places, people, books, podcasts, music, links & more for your weekend downtime.
(1) gorgeous family wedding
(2) "Top 5" posts I wrote about books
(4) siblings & their Mom
(5) art & faith-related links I love
Nick Offerman On How He Got Involved With Wendell Berry. Find a way to see the documentary Mr. Offerman is promoting in this clip. We did, and it was worth every minute. | via Englewood Review of Books
Art, Conflict & Remembering: Travelling Exhibition of the Bogside Artists. It's been a year since we toured Ireland (see links from our trip below) and I will never forget the murals of the Bogside Artists in Derry/Londonderry. This exhibition should be excellent.
Prayercast videos. A friend working in a difficult part of the world sent me one of these links recently. The videos have helped me pray more intelligently about all parts of the world. Sign up to receive a weekly email to help you join in prayer with the world for the world.
New Film Trailer for Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. This book and this movie are definitely going into the queue for our church's reading group for next spring. | via Englewood Review of Books
The Cosmic Glory of Sufjan Stevens' Planetarium - I'm so excited to listen to this new album from a truly inspired musician. Make sure you click on the music video at the end of the post. | via Think Christian
(6) blog posts from this week in the archives
2015 - Monday morning thoughts: Dancing bear act, crash helmets, and a Doxology (a stream-of-consciousness meditation on the Anglican liturgy)
2010 - "Sometimes we have to change jobs in order to maintain our vocation." - Eugene Peterson (If I'd known in 2010 we were on the brink of so much change, I probably wouldn't have believed it. A prophetic post...)
2008 - Transforming Culture Symposium #1: THE GOSPEL (Andy Crouch) (You could also title this series The Origins of Tamara's Mind Blown.)
1 year ago in Ireland
I HAVE SEEN LANDSCAPES, NOTABLY IN THE MOURNE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHWARDS WHICH UNDER A PARTICULAR LIGHT MADE ME FEEL THAT AT ANY MOMENT A GIANT MIGHT RAISE HIS HEAD OVER THE NEXT RIDGE,' HE WROTE IN HIS ESSAY ON STORIES. WHILE LIVING IN ENGLAND HE SPOKE OF THE MAGIC OF NORTHERN IRELAND: 'I YEARN TO SEE COUNTY DOWN IN THE SNOW, ONE ALMOST EXPECTS TO SEE A MARCH OF DWARFS DASHING PAST. HOW I LONG TO BREAK INTO A WORLD WHERE SUCH THINGS WERE TRUE." - C.S. LEWIS
(7) fun friend photos from this week
May your weekend include sunshine, beauty and a good laugh, friends. Peace...
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