Growing Still This Advent

I want more from Advent, this season of preparation.  I want the stillness of waiting, of expectation.  I want the peace of resting, of trusting.  I want the wonder of hopeful imagination.  The true gifts that Christmas offers.

Not instead of the celebrations, but in the midst of them.  Because that’s where faith is found… along the way. Join me in Growing Still this Advent. Continue reading Growing Still This Advent

Take the 14 Day Love Challenge

We love to read the description of Love in 1 Corinthians 13.  It’s a beautiful description of God’s love and the love that Paul expects to see reflected in Christian community. But it’s a challenging love to live out.  It requires that we give the best of ourselves and believe the best in others.  It demands that we allow God’s love to flow through us … Continue reading Take the 14 Day Love Challenge

4 Ways to Be More Resilient in 2019

Laughter, gratitude, compassion and purpose – these are the keys to a more resilient life. But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through … Continue reading 4 Ways to Be More Resilient in 2019

Mindfulness & Stacking Stones

To love God means to pay attention, be mindful, be open to the possibility that God is with you in ways that, unless you have your eyes open, you may never glimpse.  –  Frederick Buechner Day one of a new year!  So full of possibility.  Kind of like a new composition notebook in 4th grade.  Clean.  Fresh.  Ready to be your best self. If you’re … Continue reading Mindfulness & Stacking Stones