The Outdoors is for the Birds

By Joe LaGuardia St. Francis of Assisi is not my patron saint. You remember St. Francis? He was the 13th-century monk who preached to all of nature, including animals. He spoke of creation in moving prayers and poetry. He celebrated God’s care over all creation, including Brother Sun and Sister Moon. If you’re interested, youContinue reading “The Outdoors is for the Birds”

A Reading Life (prt. 17): Old Words with New Hope

By Joe LaGuardia I started collecting vintage religious books some time ago. These books, primarily on preaching or prayer, have become treasures and sources of encouragement. They have also become a way to go “treasure hunting” in used book and thrift stores. (Its exciting to have a niche collection.) There is something about the artistryContinue reading “A Reading Life (prt. 17): Old Words with New Hope”