Holy Shenanigans

Signs of Spring in the Broken & Beautiful with author Roger Hutchison

April 04, 2023 Tara Lamont Eastman Episode 135
Holy Shenanigans
Signs of Spring in the Broken & Beautiful with author Roger Hutchison
Show Notes

What signs of Spring are you looking for?

The Easter Season is here to bring gifts of renewal and hope - and the gift of a conversation with author Roger Hutchison regarding the publication and release of two new books, Sparrow's Prayer and The Art of Calm (April 19).

Join Roger and Tara for a heart to heart about the broken and beautiful - as they see and hear signs of new life in sparrows, bluebirds and books.

Roger Hutchison is an author, illustrator, educator, and director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. Roger is the author of nine books, including My Favorite Color Is Blue; Sometimes: A Journey through Loss with Art and Color; and The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children, Sparrow's Prayer, and The Art of Calm: Spiritual Exercises for the Anxious Soul. Roger's ambition is to use art, color, and poetic language to communicate love and promote healing and hope in today's hurting world.

Sparrow's Prayer - Often, the most powerful prayers do not include words. Lyrical and unique, Sparrow's Prayer is a tale about an unexpected and life-changing encounter with the holy.

The Art of Calm: Spiritual Exercises for the Anxious Soul - An invaluable resource for anyone struggling with anxiety, fear, or depression, The Art of Calm is a lifesaving and inspiring guidebook that empowers us to break free from the emotional bondage of mental illness. Bursting with deep personal insight and uplifting practical guidance, this remarkable and therapeutic journey begins by charting the author’s own devastating psychological descent―which included panic attacks so severe they landed him in the emergency room. Weaving these personal stories with thoughtful questions, journaling prompts, and a wide range of inspirational practices, Hutchison creates a self-help tapestry of compassion, vulnerability, and action.

Tara invites you to join her online discussion group this Lent. You'll be discussing the book A Different Kind of Fast: Feeding Our True Hungers in Lent by Christine Valters Paintner.

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