A study of yoga and Christianity

I'm currently The Yoga of Jesus and though I'm not far into it, the idea of Christianity and yoga not being complimentary has been something that has always bothered me. Some Christians think of it as being a part of Hinduism or Buddhism, which would detract from practicing Christianity or faith in Christ. Some think... Continue Reading →

Is it possible for poetry to be fiction?

There's a note from the author in break your glass slippers that got me thinking about the idea of poetry as either fiction or nonfiction. For most of my life, poetry existed in this world beyond fiction and nonfiction. By dictionary definition, poetry cannot be fiction or nonfiction, as both are defined as works of... Continue Reading →

I found Freshwater for Read Harder, task 11. This is a debut novel by a queer author that was recommended by Book Riot. It was just the right book for the way I was feeling too. I had taken a bit of time off to get over the end of the Shatter Me series and... Continue Reading →

Psalm 70: O Lord, Do Not Delay

Psalm 70 is yet another psalm of David, this one listed as a memorial offering. I went back to find what that meant, and it is a part of the offering left for God to remember the psalmist in a good way. I think that means it should be said along with giving a memorial... Continue Reading →

The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele

I finished this book during the hiatus and noticed that I never went back and reviewed it. There are actually a few books, mostly the last of the Read Harder 2019 books, that this happened with. It's not generally a big deal with most of them, but it's good to come back around on it... Continue Reading →

An Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

An Almost American Girl is another Read Harder find, this time for task 4, a graphic memoir that just came out in January. It's about Ha's move to the US as a teenager. Realizing the book was about someone not born in the US actually made me like the title so much better. I grew... Continue Reading →

break your glass slippers by amanda lovelace

Ok, so it's no secret that amanda lovelace is one of favorite poets. I may have mentioned it a few times when I was reviewing any of her previous collections. I have one to catch up on, which is likely my next read for National Poetry Month. I am getting some other books in too,... Continue Reading →

Psalm 69: Save Me, O God

Psalm 69 is a beautiful lament where the author asks God to save them. As I read it, I thought of a person who was in over their heads in life and judged for it by their contemporaries, someone who is trying to make up for past transgressions but failing at it and turning to... Continue Reading →

Truth is One, Paths are Many

I was listening to the yearly Palm Sunday sermon last weekend, and it reminded me of all the paths to God according to yoga. I first saw it in the Yoga Sutras, but also in a new book I've started titled The Yoga of Jesus. I had read A Short History of Myth by Karen... Continue Reading →

April International Days

I've been enjoying writing about the UN International commemoration or remembrance days. I don't have something new to read for every day, but there are some. This time, I'll have every day listed, but would love suggestions in the comments for days that I don't have books. Thanks!! 2 April World Autism Awareness Day  (A/RES/62/139)... Continue Reading →

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