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March 20, 2014
On Writing: Ego, Insecurity, and the Life of the Beloved
Several months ago, I emailed my former spiritual director, Debby, and asked her to help...
March 18, 2014
An Invitation to Serve Anyway
I am living one of the busiest seasons of my life right now. As we...
March 03, 2014
#FoundGrace: Our Community Lenten Practice. ‘Find yourself found.’*
I worked out Saturday morning with a friend. As we rode home together, the...
February 25, 2014
An invitation to be ready (to be needy)
I chase my almost-three-year-old around the bedroom with the batman t-shirt. He busts out of...
February 18, 2014
An Invitation to Make Space
A couple of weeks ago I shared how, after a difficult season of living...
February 11, 2014
An Invitation to Curiosity
“All my childhood, I told my parents that I wanted to grow up and live...
February 10, 2014
Sunsets and Droughts
Today I'm over at Deeper Story thinking about the complications of gratefulness: how sometimes beauty...
February 04, 2014
I woke up yesterday morning, pulled out my husband's giant commentary of Matthew, and began...
February 03, 2014
Good Words for a Monday
A prayer we prayed (I don't know where it's from) on our church's Epiphany...
January 30, 2014
Time and Priorities
On Tuesday, Ann Voskamp posted How to Find Time and Space for the Life You...
January 28, 2014
Invitation: One Word for 2014
There’s a scene in my book where I’m praying with my spiritual director, Debby....
December 02, 2013
Light Your Candles Quietly: Keeping Advent with Mary, Vol. 1 (A Repost)
This week I'm working to finish edits on my book. In my absence, I'll...
October 21, 2013
Courage to love
The thing about humans is that in order to understand one another, we must sacrifice...
August 14, 2013
One Good Phrase: Diana Trautwein (One day at a time)
I wish Diana Trautwein and I lived in the same town. If we did, I...
August 01, 2013
Accidental Simplicity (A guest post for D.L. Mayfield)
My friend D.L. Mayfield has been hosting a series at her blog about "Downward...
July 24, 2013
One Good Phrase: Jennifer Grant (…For a Reason)
I've only begun to get to know Jennifer Grant this year, but in these several...
July 11, 2013
To St. Benedict, on his feast day (A repost from last year)
My Dearest Benedict, You and I didn’t meet in the regular way. I wasn’t making...
May 16, 2013
Pentecost and my new post at a Deeper Church
I have a new post up at a Deeper Church about Pentecost, the daily physical...
April 17, 2013
One Good Phrase: Tanya Marlow (Do It Anyway)
Tanya Marlow would probably not admit it, but she is brave. That's why I'm drawn...
March 22, 2013
Friends, I like for us to spend our Holy Week at Mama Monk quietly, contemplatively....
March 08, 2013
My Chalkboard: Sarum Primer, 1527
Sarum Primer, 1527 (I discovered this via Phyllis Tickle in my daily prayer book, The...
March 04, 2013
The Pursuit of Enough: Remembering the Thankful
I can flip the switch from Resting Weekend Micha to Anxious Snap-Mouth Micha in...
February 25, 2013
The Pursuit of Enough: Keeping Sabbath
“We rest in order to honor God and his creation, which suggests that not to...
February 22, 2013
My Chalkboard: Jean-Pierre DeCaussade
Love this: "Mystify us, arouse us and confuse us." If only we prayed that way...
February 21, 2013
The Ashes and the Being Made Whole
Last year in Austin, Chris was away for work and I couldn’t get myself...
February 14, 2013
Beautiful: A reflection for the day after Ash Wednesday
I wrote this post two years ago, when Brooksie was known only as T-Rexy. (These...
February 12, 2013
Thankful Tuesday (before Ash Wednesday)
This, as I head into this “Sabbath Lent”: “Stop for one whole day every...
February 11, 2013
The Pursuit of Enough: Slow, Deliberate
Last Friday afternoon, I donned my running clothes and wheezed the mile and a half...
February 07, 2013
A letter to St. Benedict, on his feast day (a repost)
Friends, I've been doing a lot of reading about our favorite, St. Benedict, this week...
January 17, 2013
The Spiritual Practice of Slowness
I was strangely moved by that almost final scene in the movie Lincoln, when the...
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