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The Holy Labor, Back Again
A new way to share more goodness with you
Writing here is bringing me joy these days. Every week I tell myself, “you don’t need to finish another essay,” but every week another one flows out again. I didn’t plan to start writing more during cancer, but whatever gives life is where I spend my days now.
And yet I’ve missed the other half of the Holy Labor, too. The regular round-ups of others’ creative work: books, essays, podcasts, articles, poems, prayers, and artwork.
One of the reasons I started this Substack was to share more goodness from others’ holy labor, especially since social media’s algorithm now tends to punish an abundance of resharing.
Here’s my solution: a new mid-week email with a handful of recommendations for you.
I’m limiting myself to five short links each time to make it manageable. Once I started gathering what I’ve been saving to share, I found that I already had months’ worth ready to go—and ease is a delightful sign of a good direction.
So look for this new offering on Wednesday mornings to brighten up your mid-week. Let me know what you enjoy!
My friendmade me cry with this essay. Who among us hasn’t asked her son’s question: “Why do sad things only happen at our house?” and this response from .
This photo essay caught me in every back-to-school emotion: Brotherhood is Forever by Rhonda Mason at.
Cannot recommend this book highly enough: Searching For and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart by Fr. Jacques Philippe. Now reading it for the second time this year.
This is a masterpiece: Welcome to Mary Oliver Garden from McSweeney’s.
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