Seeking God through Fasting

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

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...
Searching for Solitude

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...
Find Your Place

Find Your Place

When I was going into my junior year of college, I transferred from a very small university with an on-campus student population of about 400 to a larger university with more than 2,000. At the time, the only person I knew on campus was my husband Andy. We were dating...