Weekend Daybook: the catching-up edition

From a little road trip through The Berkshires with my husband this week.

From a little road trip through The Berkshires with my husband this week.

What I've been up to lately: places, people, books, podcasts, music, links & more for your weekend downtime.

(1) new blog series for Ordinary Time - Work Stories

Did you read the post about the new blog series I’ll be posting between now and Advent? I’m excited to get this place up and running again this fall and can’t think of a better way than to invite a whole bunch of friends to tell stories. I hope you’ll chime in with a few of your own!

(2) updates from musician friends

  • Our friend Jason Harrod started a Patreon page and we recommend! (If you’re not familiar with Jason’s music, listen to some tunes at his website.)

  • Our friend Krista’s track, Little Stars, a tribute album (back in April, but, as you know, I’ve been off schedule this year!)

(3) somewhat-random, but extremely interesting links

(4) podcast episodes I enjoyed in the past several months

p.s., Have you heard a new season of Serial is on its way?!?

(5) good musical moments from two very different funeral liturgies

Senator John McCain’s funeral at the National Cathedral:

Aretha Franklin’s funeral at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit:

  • Amazing Grace sung by Jennifer Hudson (maybe the most amazing performance I’ve ever heard of this beloved hymn.)

  • The Lord’s Prayer played on the harmonica by Stevie Wonder (and it’s gorgeous).

(Thanks to Dr, Paul Neeley at Global Christian Worship for the heads up on the last two links.)

(6) blog posts from the archives on the ache of vocational uncertainty

In relation to the new blog series on the subject of vocations, calling, and work:

2015 - Father, forgive them (A guest post by Brian during Holy Week.)

2009 - Heavy Man Stuck (Inspired by an artistic illustration.)

2009 - We are expecting! (Not what it sounds like…)

2008 - How I’m feeling these days (A post in graphic form.)

2008 - Confession (Trying to blame it all on my mother.)

2008 - Anguish (Inspired by a poem this time.)

(7) books on my nightstand in September

I’d love to hear what you’re reading (or hoping to read) this month!

(1) photo from the archives

Wrightsville Beach 2007.jpeg

9 years ago

On Wrightsville Beach, NC with friends, summer of 2009.

Praying for the Carolinas this weekend. Lord, be near!

May your weekend include some good music, friends, reading, and rest. Peace...

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