From Library Journal
Laundry may seem an odd element in the realm of religious worship, but poet and author, Norris (Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, LJ 12/92) has a talent for weaving seemingly disparate fragments of life together to see them as naturally connected. She points out that "women's work" such as laundry, cooking, and cleaning, done repeatedly on a daily basis and seemingly never to completion, can be approached in the same manner as liturgy. If seen as endless and dreary repetition, these domestic rituals become mindless activities to be gotten out of the way. When considered in terms of their enormous life-giving importance, the feeding and clothing of a family and maintaining of a household can be undertaken in the contemplative spirit. They become, like prayer and worship, acts of love that transform us and, in turn, the larger world around us. An uplifting book of inspiration, this is filled with humorous insights that will be enjoyed by readers unfamiliar with Norris's other work.
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An important contribution to the field of spirituality. -- Consensus, A Canadian Lutheran Journal of Theology
An uplifting book of inspiration. -- Library Journal
Norris does her washing with remarkable grace and splashes us with cleansing tubfuls of wisdom. -- Emilie Griffin, America
The author has the ability to open the reader's eyes to the presence of God. -- Catholic Library World
This extended meditation is filled with insights and practical wisdom. --Liguorian