Family Dinner

My dad knew the power of sharing a meal together. He enjoyed sitting around the dinner table as a family and especially with guests. Our guests would often hear him say, “Better have some more…” as soon as they finished the food on their plate. This would continue...

Seeking God through Fasting

For most people, fasting is something done before a medical procedure or by hyper-religious people. But fasting is a vital spiritual practice that has made a huge impact in my life, helping me to discern at critical points and grow closer to God. Growing up, I...

The Adventure of Prayer

As someone who has grown up in and now works in the church, I have found prayer to be surprisingly challenging. On its face, prayer seems so simple, but life-creating, life-changing prayer takes a level of vulnerability with which I’ve only recently become...

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Family Dinner

My dad knew the power of sharing a meal together. He enjoyed sitting around the dinner table as a family and especially with guests. Our guests would often hear him say, “Better have some more…” as soon as they finished the food on their plate. This would continue...

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Seeking God through Fasting

For most people, fasting is something done before a medical procedure or by hyper-religious people. But fasting is a vital spiritual practice that has made a huge impact in my life, helping me to discern at critical points and grow closer to God. Growing up, I...

read more

The Adventure of Prayer

As someone who has grown up in and now works in the church, I have found prayer to be surprisingly challenging. On its face, prayer seems so simple, but life-creating, life-changing prayer takes a level of vulnerability with which I’ve only recently become...

read more

Filling Our Souls with Scripture

Can you think of a time in your life when you were the busiest? Maybe it was your first year of marriage. Maybe it was after your first child was born. Maybe it was in college. Maybe it’s right now! As human beings, it seems as if we tend to stay pretty busy. Being...

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How is Your Spring Break Going?

How is your Spring Break going? Are you enjoying the spring temperatures, sunshine, time with family, and easier pace? Are you taking long leisurely walks and soaking in the beauty of daffodils, hyacinth, and the first shoots of tulips? Are you content? Or are you...

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Searching for Solitude

Last fall, I stepped out of my comfort zone and did something new that turned out to be the best thing I’ve done for myself. I attended a Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation called “Heaven on Earth: Finding the Center in Uncentered Times.” I knew going into this...

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Creating and Sustaining Friendships

Creating friendships as an adult is hard. Sustaining those friendships is even harder. Between work, family, and the pressures of everyday life, “investing in friendships” often gets moved to the bottom of our to-do list. However, I believe it is God’s will for all of...

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