The Wake Up Call –
29 November 2012
Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…
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“This is the irrational season
when love blooms bright and wild.
Had Mary been filled with reason
there’d have been no room for the child.”
– Madeleine L’Engle, who was born on this day in 1918.
Poem of the Day: (Faery) Song by C.S. Lewis
Happy Birthday to Lewis, born on this day in 1898…
“Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.” – Louisa May Alcott, born on this day in 1832
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- Poetry Magazine: Denise Levertov’s poem “The Prayer”
- Image Journal: In memory of Joshua Casteel, a Christian soldier-turned-pacifist
Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!
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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com
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