A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 3

NOTE:  This is Part 3 in a series of posts about some of the discoveries I am making about spiritual practices as I journey along with God.  You can click the following links to read the previous posts: Part 1 Part 2 MISCONCEPTION #3:  Spiritual practices are an ISOLATED part of my day I used to … Continue reading A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 3

A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 2

NOTE:  This is Part 2 in a series of posts about some of the discoveries I am making about spiritual practices as I journey along with God.  To read post 1, click here. Misconception #2:  Spiritual Practices Are UNIFORM I used to believe that spiritual practices were UNIFORM.  I thought there was this set way everyone, … Continue reading A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 2

A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 1

A few months ago I was asked to teach about spiritual practices at the Embrace Women’s Conference hosted at my home church.  I wasn’t really sure where to start!  There are so many different practices--reading the Bible, praying, silence, solitude, meditation, confession, giving, worship, serving, and discernment just to name a few.  How was I … Continue reading A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 1

Dreaming with My Eyes Wide Open

My four-year old son has recently begun waking up and telling me about his dreams.  “Mommy, do you know what I dreamed about last night? ” he says with excitement.  “What?” I always ask in wonder, although I can almost always guess the dream’s major theme.  He is currently obsessed with super heroes, and so … Continue reading Dreaming with My Eyes Wide Open

The Great Lie

Often when I host a dinner party a wave of panic washes over me. I begin to worry incessantly, "Will there be enough of everything?"  Will there be enough pasta and bread to eat?  Will there be enough ice and drinks, and will there be enough pie and whipped cream?   Suddenly I am caught … Continue reading The Great Lie

The Disappearing Act

I once knew a little girl who wholeheartedly believed she could do absolutely anything.  She was certain she could lead the country as the president of the United States.  She was confident she could fearlessly explore the furthest reaches of outer space, and she was sure she could take on any man playing in the … Continue reading The Disappearing Act