A Spirituality of Imperfection and Self-Care

I'm glad to be part of the Godspace writers' community, for we share common interests around spirituality, sustainability, and social justice. I've published on the Godspace site before with articles on Lent, hospitality, and other topics, and I'm glad to contribute this month on Four Gifts and self-care. Our theme is a spirituality of imperfection, which Christine Sine … Continue reading A Spirituality of Imperfection and Self-Care

Enter to Win a Copy of Four Gifts

I used to think that self-care was all about adding something to my life, like adding some time to read, or going to the art gallery, or taking a Sunday afternoon stroll around the park. But to add in self-care meant that I also needed to stop some other things, like watching less  television, or … Continue reading Enter to Win a Copy of Four Gifts

Anger, Anguish, and Holding on to God

If anyone suffered as much as Job, it was Job's wife. Together the two had lost all of their livestock and most of their servants. Together they mourned the deaths of their sons and daughters, who had perished in a hurricane. But finally, even their togetherness in suffering was taken away from them. Job's affliction … Continue reading Anger, Anguish, and Holding on to God

Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength

It's three weeks and one day until Four Gifts officially launches into the world! I have a wonderful launch team helping to spread the word, and some of you dear readers have also asked how you can help: let your friends, church library, local library and bookstore know about the book by downloading this Four Gifts information … Continue reading Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength

How to Pray for the People You Love

To introduce our summer preaching series on Philippians, I called my sermon How to Pray for the People You Love, because that's what the apostle Paul does in the opening verses of his letter. Some years earlier, Paul had planted this church in the city of Philippi, and although his ministry had taken him elsewhere, … Continue reading How to Pray for the People You Love

Teaching Children to Pray

Before I get to my article today, I'd like to clarify that there are two ways to receive my free email updates: (1) using WordPress and (2) using MailChimp. Both are secure, reliable services, but MailChimp is customized with personal notes and announcements. That's where I shared my decision to return to weekly blogging, and also issued … Continue reading Teaching Children to Pray

You Reassure Me, Rescue Me Always

Ever since a friend shared his paraphrase of Psalm 23 using the letter L, I've been creating and collecting other versions using different letters of the alphabet. Today I'm adding Psalm 23 focused on the letters R and Q (with a bit of 'K'). That makes 9 versions so far out of the 26 letters … Continue reading You Reassure Me, Rescue Me Always

Four Gifts Cover Reveal

Have you seen the cover of my soon-to-be new book? It's not scheduled for release until September 4, 2018, but I can't resist sharing it! The book started as an article about self-care on the job: Is Self-Care Part of Your Paid Employment and Should It Be? But it's become much bigger than that, for … Continue reading Four Gifts Cover Reveal