Why I Don’t Care if You Use Prayer Beads

I don’t care if you use prayer beads. I know that seems strange to say. After all, I’m the woman who is passionate about them. I’ve collected them for almost 25 years. I’ve built a living out of writing and teaching and speaking about prayer beads. I love praying with them and think they make [Read More...]

Practicing Silence for Lent

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The isolated, inhospitable desert holds attraction as a place to find deep spiritual wisdom, as evidenced by the desert history of Judaism and Christianity. [Read more...]

Circling the World in Prayer: An Interview with Shalem’s Tilden Edwards and Leah Rampy

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For the past four decades, the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, D.C. has been a leading light in the Christian contemplative movement in this country and around the world, serving clergy, spiritual directors, lay people, and individuals seeking to open themselves more fully to God’s presence and call in their work and lives. Now, [Read More...]


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