A friend of mine, Christine Valters Paintner, has a wonderful ministry called Abbey of the Arts. She has written a number of books and maintains a vibrant blog and website. What I love about her work is how she integrates the experience of being a Benedictine Oblate with creative expressions such as photography.
Here are two of her books I would especially recommend:
- The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom
- Water, Wind, Earth & Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements.
Anyway, Christine recently asked me to write a guest-post on her blog. The theme she asked me to write on was being a “monk in the world.” Okay, so I’m a bit contrary: I wrote, instead, on why I don’t consider myself to be a monk in the world.
Christine is a good sport and she ran the blog post anyway. I figure the least I can do now is to help her get some new traffic on her blog. So please take a moment, follow the link below, and check out my guest post at Abbey of the Arts — and stick around there and check out some of her writing as well.
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