Women in Ministry Series: On Failing at Ministry

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I’ve been a fan of Ed Cyzewski ever since I first discovered his “Women in Ministry Series,” while simultaneously realizing he was a man! (Which means he is the bravest kind of man and I truly admire him.) He was our first contribution to the {This Sacred Everyday} series. And, he’s a fellow stay-at-home parent. [Read More...]

The Eternal Now (Debby Bellingham, Part 4)

Welcome to Part 4 of Debby Bellingham’s spiritual practice series. If you missed my introduction to her on Monday, find it here.  * * * St. Therese of Lisieux, also known as Godʼs little flower, was born in 1873. This nun’s autobiographical journal, The Story of a Soul, was written because the mother superior of her [Read More...]

The Eternal Now (Debby Bellingham, Part 3)

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Welcome to Part 2 of Debby Bellingham’s spiritual practice series. If you missed my introduction to her on Monday, find it here.  * * * In Daniel 1, in the description of the siege and capture of Jerusalem by Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar, we see three different descriptions of God’s acts: The Lord lets  Jerusalem be [Read More...]

The Eternal Now (Debby Bellingham, Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of Debby Bellingham’s spiritual practice series. If you missed my introduction to her yesterday, find it here.  * * * In 2001 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Obviously, it was very frightening news. As it happened, I was scheduled to leave for a personal prayer retreat several days after I [Read More...]

The Eternal Now (Debby Bellingham, Part 1)

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While I’m off in Italy, I’m honored to share with you a friend whose spiritual wisdom has shaped me in countless ways. For one year in San Francisco, Debby Bellingham was my spiritual director. She walked with me through my struggles with guilt and continually brought me into the reality of God’s abiding love for [Read More...]

Conversations with Ourselves

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Today I have the honor of guest posting at Preston Yancey’s blog in his series “Conversations with Ourselves” in which we are given the opportunity to explore what our present self would like say to our past self (or vice versa). It was a gift to be forced to look at myself and love her, [Read More...]


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