A couple of weeks ago I got to sit down with my friend Christy Allen on the Prayer Podcast to talk about spiritual practices. If you prefer to listen rather than read, this podcast is a quick summary of the series of blogs I posted this summer about the discoveries I've made about these practices … Continue reading Prayer Podcast
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
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 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
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
Last year I returned to my hometown to preach for the very first time. A church working to expand the leadership of women in its congregation had invited me to share about my own calling to ministry, and I was thrilled and nervous to be there all at the same time. I knew the church’s … Continue reading Why Not?
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
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