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"The Discipline of Place" and Things to Read this WeekThe discipline of place, the books I'm loving, and a smattering of articles on faith, family, and disability.

I finished The Little Way of Ruthie Leming. I thought it could have been even better than it was, but I still ultimately recommend it. This was my favorite line: "St. Benedict considered the kinds of monks who moved from place to place all the time to be the worst of all. They refused the discipline of place and community, and because of that, they could never know humility. Without humility they could never be happy."

Started Sun Shine Down by Gillian Marchenko. Good, spare, vivid writing so far. Still riveted by Andy Crouch's Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power. And looking forward to Alice Munro's new book of short stories, Dear Life, which looks like it is up next. And really, I had it in line on my bedside table before she became the 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature!

As for listening, I abandoned Bossypants, at least for now, and started Here if You Need Me by Kate Braestrup, a game warden chaplain in Maine who became a widow with four young children and writes about her experiences of life and death and love. I'm loving it so far.

As for the tweets:

Reducing the #economic gap may be impossible without also addressing the gap in #empathy ow.ly/pApCt @DanielGolemanEI#Inequality

A Father's Confession Letter to His Daughter with #DownSyndrome That Will Break Your Heart" http://ow.ly/pAs2R #Inspiration#Abortion

What does the #GovernmentShutDown mean for individuals with#disabilities?http://ow.ly/pAtvg@disabilityscoop #DisabilityServices

Can reading literary fiction improve #empathy, #SocialPerception, and #EmotionalIntelligence? Find out more>http://ow.ly/pAwi2 #nytimes

Need a good laugh? http://ow.ly/pAsJU #Parenting @SuperMom #Zen @Momastery

"Once Denied #Transplant Due To#SpecialNeeds, Girl Now Thriving"http://ow.ly/pCTeA @disabilityscoop #Ethics http://ow.ly/pCThN

"Give Us This Day, Our Daily #SenateScolding" @nytimes http://ow.ly/pCTGi@jwpetersNYT #GovernmentShutDown#Politics

Looking for #spiritual reading that will#encourage the whole family?http://ow.ly/pAvgM @patheos#SpiritualFormation

Join me in NYC as I share about "Experiencing God in Everyday Life" Thur, Oct 24 from 9:30-11:30am [150 W 83rd St]http://ow.ly/pAyRd

 Happy weekend!

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