A monastic approach to motherhood

By |2018-03-02T16:38:48-06:00January 20th, 2015|

I’m excited to welcome Micha Boyett, author of Found: A Story of Questions, Grace and Everyday Prayer, to the blog today and tomorrow for a little interview. First, my short review of Found: Being a [...]

Free e-book copy of Breathe

By |2018-03-02T16:39:33-06:00November 19th, 2014|

Many of you remember my 2005 book Breathe. I know some of you continue to use it as a resource for small group discussions or your moms' ministries, or just to remind yourself to slow [...]

On my list this year: contentment

By |2014-11-12T00:19:01-06:00November 12th, 2014|

The onslaught is building, slowly but surely. You're already seeing and hearing ads for the holiday shopping season, reminding you that even though Thanksgiving is more than two weeks away, it's time to think about [...]

How to increase your Bible knowledge

By |2018-03-02T16:39:51-06:00November 3rd, 2014|

Have you ever sat in church listening to a sermon, and the pastor says something like, "Well, in the original language, the word in this passage meant..."--and kind of felt a sort of longing, or [...]

The language of (deeply) loved

By |2018-03-02T16:41:21-06:00March 22nd, 2013|

I know Lent is supposed to be serious, but this Lent has made me feel almost giddy. Maybe it's the sudden influx of writing projects, which God is using to provide both financially and emotionally [...]

You’re loved when you’re lamenting

By |2013-03-01T18:12:06-06:00March 1st, 2013|

The Bible is full of uplifting, encouraging words. But it also has some pretty clear examples of sadness, despair, the blues. The Psalms of lament are just as true as the Psalms of ascent. Because [...]

Deeply Loved Lent study

By |2018-03-02T16:41:42-06:00February 13th, 2013|

Today, Ash Wednesday, opens Lent: a season of reflection, of redirecting our attention away from our appetites. But what are we directing our attention toward? If we only focus on the pleasures or indulgences we [...]

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