Life Between the Pauses/Toward a Theology of Work

This week marks the two-year anniversary of Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal. In a world that sometimes seems too busy, the book encourages us to pause, to take a step back and reconnect more deeply with ourselves and with God. I wrote the book out of my own longing for sacred pauses, and I'm grateful … Continue reading Life Between the Pauses/Toward a Theology of Work

Sacred Pauses and the Ultimate Christmas Countdown Checklist

Real Simple magazine has what they call the Ultimate Christmas Countdown Checklist. It actually starts three to six months before Christmas with “Make a family plan. Are you heading to your in-laws’ house? Hosting everyone at yours? Sit down with family members and decide where you’ll be spending the holidays.” At two months before Christmas, … Continue reading Sacred Pauses and the Ultimate Christmas Countdown Checklist

A Waitress, a Bent Table Fork, and a Sacred Pause

On this Thanksgiving long weekend, I'm thankful for all of you wonderful readers. I'm always excited to hear from you and learn so much when any of you comment on a blog post, use my contact form, or speak to me in person. I first met reader Fjaere Harder Nussbaum when I led a retreat … Continue reading A Waitress, a Bent Table Fork, and a Sacred Pause

Renewal: Sacred Pauses for Leaders

The headline just below the fold in last Tuesday's National Post intrigued me: New mantra for working fathers: Lean out. Financial titan quit after critique by daughter. The article told the story of Mr. Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Executive Officer of the world's largest bond firm and the father of a ten-year-old daughter. One evening, he … Continue reading Renewal: Sacred Pauses for Leaders

Pause ~ everything is better when I learn the wonder of moments

I first met Chris Maxwell on Twitter through my book Sacred Pauses and his book Pause:The Secret to a Better Life One Word at a Time. Along with the common ground of our two books, I was soon inspired by his story -- how he met a devastating health diagnosis with faith and honest struggle, how he perseveres … Continue reading Pause ~ everything is better when I learn the wonder of moments

my Sacred Pauses daybook 2015

As promised, I'm pleased to share the ordering information for my SACRED PAUSES daybook 2015. Since I first shared about this project, Lois and I decided to change the black lettering to white and go with a white coil binding, so the cover now looks like this: Inside, the daybook will have original photos by … Continue reading my Sacred Pauses daybook 2015

Coming Soon: my Sacred Pauses daybook 2015

I've previously featured photos and a guest post by my friend, Lois Siemens, who is a pastor and wonderful calligrapher and photographer. We've been working together on a new project that I'm excited to share with you! (If you're an email subscriber and don't normally download the photos, definitely click to show images this time, … Continue reading Coming Soon: my Sacred Pauses daybook 2015