Place palms upon
Earth Bark Stone.
Breathe. Begin.

Today, how will you be
Light seeker,
Wisdom bearer,
Insight sharer?

Do you tend to
"go it alone"?
Do you need support?

Trust that God is with you
in ways beyond

Holy One, you help us keep our balance
in unsteady moments.

Allow grace to rise
upon your
parched earthen soul.

Welcome! I invite you to breathe deep, slow down, and ponder the images and messages above. May these images lead you into stillness, peacefulness, and prayer.
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A Wing and a Prayer – In her first photography book, Shirin weaves a daily prayer suitable for all occasions and simple enough to speak to every heart.

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Communication Clarified
Communication Clarified is an editing service that ensures your message is authentic and clear. Executive Editor Shirin McArthur has edited the work of numerous spiritual writers, including Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, and James Finley. She has supported authors as they have transformed manuscripts into published works.
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by Richard Rohr
Book Dedication excerpt

I gratefully dedicate this book to the three women who made it possible, made it readable, and made it deliverable….

To Shirin McArthur, who catches my confusing formulations and so kindly suggests better alternatives.

“I love your reflections! You are always so wonderful at parsing a story and giving excellent, pertinent context succinctly and effectively.”


Mark Rodriguez
Music and Liturgy Editor
Liturgical Press

“I bow in gratitude for Shirin McArthur, for her thorough and thoughtful editing, for asking important questions and for clarifying my many revisions.”