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 [...]

Is work a gift, or a curse?

By |2014-11-17T15:50:38-06:00November 17th, 2014|

I'm blogging at The High Calling channel on Pathoes.com today about work, what gives it meaning, significance and joy. Too many Christians buy into a subtle but critical theological mistake: that their work, if they [...]

Hungry for rest

By |2018-03-02T16:42:19-06:00January 17th, 2013|

Best Christmas hymn lyric: "the weary world rejoices." It was kind of a theme at our house during the holiday season. We went a little slower, a little simpler. The tree decor, minimalist; the meals, [...]

Taking a breath before Advent

By |2018-03-02T16:43:30-06:00November 26th, 2012|

This year's shopping season may have started before the turkey leftovers fully cooled, but we have almost a week before Advent officially begins this Sunday. Rather than get caught up in the frenzy, take a [...]

Always Trust Your Story

By |2018-03-02T16:45:00-06:00October 16th, 2012|

“When you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention.” ----Frederick Beuchner Plowing through Facebook updates, I scroll quickly past political diatribe, cat meme, prayer requests from [...]

Making a spiritual discipline of Sabbath

By |2018-03-02T16:45:04-06:00October 13th, 2012|

What does a life of Sabbath Simplicity look like? The unfortunate stereotypes of constant leisure or contemplation don't come anywhere near my crazy working mom life. But I am committed to living a sanely-paced, God-focused [...]

Spiritual healing

By |2018-03-02T16:45:19-06:00October 6th, 2012|

Do you want to be well? Do you live as if you do? Because we do not drift into wellness--physical, spiritual or otherwise. The fifth chapter of John's gospel opens with a jarring story. Jesus [...]

Book winner, and how to win more books

By |2018-03-02T18:56:34-06:00August 13th, 2012|

Congratulations to Shauna V., who left a comment on Free Book Friday and was randomly selected to win a copy of Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity. Shauna, look for an email from me with details. [...]

Running and resting

By |2018-03-02T18:56:46-06:00August 10th, 2012|

(Note: Yes, I know it's Friday, and we will be giving away a book today! So read this post, then leave a comment about it by midnight Saturday, and we'll pick a winner on Monday.) [...]

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