Last month, my friend Kelsey guided an eager and eclectic group of women through a series of spiritual disciplines connected by the overarching theme of thirst. We read through Psalm 42 together, meditated on the longing and spiritual thirst expressed by the psalmist, talked about deer pants (a story for another day), savored biscotti, and … More How keeping a potted plant alive reminded me of my need for Jesus.
I get a lot of questions about how I do it all: go to school, work from home, write a blog, be a good mom, be a good wife, volunteer, stay in touch with friends, clean the house, cook from scratch, run a business, run errands, work out, do the laundry, have quiet time, watch … More 3 practices that simplify my life.
One of the biggest gifts I gave myself a few years ago was permission to reflect. For years, I resisted the practice of personal reflection. I told myself the story that reflection always involved revisiting something painful, difficult, or embarrassing. I’m not certain if it’s my enneagram type or my disdain for focusing too much … More 3 habits that shaped me last year.
Earlier this week during a staff meeting, my pastor and friend, David encouraged us to resist the urge to judge our colleagues and congregation members. He was referencing the standard practice of viewing our own perspective as more holy or Christlike than another’s and he was asking us to acknowledge that we have people on … More Rest. Hope*Writer Writing Challenge Day 5