Prayer, Creativity & Faith

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I’ll only take a minute or two of your time. Much like my new journal. My daughter gave me a gratitude journal for Christmas, and I’ve really enjoyed getting back into the practice of looking back over my days and remembering. I noticed that my gratitude entries read more...... More »

Cycles of Deconstruction

It’s lonely. You know you’re not the only one on this path yet most of the people on similar journeys are outside of church, or scattered around the country in different places, and you no longer have the comfort of gathering with other like-minded believers under one roof. Even...... More »

A magical month of prayers

There’s just something magical about children’s books, whether you’re a kid yourself, a parent who’s had to read books at bedtime (again and again and again until you want to pull your hair out!), or you loved being read to before bed. I decided to have some fun with...... More »

Exploring TIME and SPACE

  This is part 4 in my Think • Write • Pray • Explore series focused on TIME. Read part 1, part 2, and part 3 here if you missed them, and if you don’t have the January prayer prompt calendar about time, you can download it for free...... More »

Pray about TIME

  This is part 3 in my Think • Write • Pray • Explore series focused on TIME. Read part 1 and part 2 here if you missed them, and if you don’t have the January prayer prompt calendar about time, you can download it for free here.  So...... More »

Write about TIME

  This is part 2 in my Think • Write • Pray • Explore series focused on TIME. Read part 1 here if you missed it, and if you don’t have the January prayer prompt calendar about time, you can download it for free here.  Writing in a prayer...... More »

  I’m excited to announce a brand new series on my blog: Think • Write • Pray • Explore. Every Friday morning, I will post a new installment, and each will be loosely based around the theme of the most recent prayer prompt calendar. In the “Think” category, I...... More »

Hearts that are willing

I’ve been pondering that whole scene in the Bible where the angel Gabriel appears to Mary. How did she feel? How much say did she really have in the whole thing? How much did she understand about what it would mean—for her and for the world? I think she...... More »

When the Future is Uncertain

As always, Kelly Balarie is full of encouragement and hope… things we all need right about now! Perfect timing for me to share this guest post with you… Enjoy! Are things going to turn out okay? I don’t know about you, but these days, I see all this political...... More »

Delicious Hospitality

One of the joys of being in this writing industry is encountering really awesome people I would have never met otherwise. Not long ago, I got connected to Annie Boyd, who helped promote my book InstaPrayer, and now I have the privilege of telling you about the new book...... More »