In the Christian faith, how is fasting an aid to peace?

Thank you to all those who prayed, questioned, encouraged, offered resources, attended, and otherwise expressed interest in last week's interfaith event where I had been invited as one of three featured speakers on the topic of fasting as an aid to peace. In my previous article written before the event, What is Interfaith Dialogue and How to … Continue reading In the Christian faith, how is fasting an aid to peace?

God Wants to Do Your Work for You. So What Do You Need to Do? Rest.

Please welcome Lisa Ackland Carriere, who is a new friend, ministry-focused writer, and college English educator. Lisa is currently working on a book about women in ministry entitled Divine Call: How Women Leaders Overcome Ministry Challenges. I appreciate what she has to say about work, rest, and prayer, and hope that you will too! It’s … Continue reading God Wants to Do Your Work for You. So What Do You Need to Do? Rest.

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