I always intended to put together a study guide for Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength, and at long last, the Four Gifts Study Guide is DONE!!! One reason that this guide has been so long in coming is that there are plenty of questions already included in Four Gifts. The … Continue reading Free Self-Care Study Guide
Last January I chose "blossom" as my word of the year---or perhaps the word chose me, for as I pondered and prayed over the coming year, "blossom" kept coming back to me. What will open up for me in 2019? I wondered. Where will God channel my energy and vision? How will this year grow … Continue reading God Still Speaks: Inspiration from Purpose Magazine
Last week on my When You Work for the Church website, I was so excited to share the cover of my next book along with the table of contents and back cover copy. Since On the Way With Jesus is a collection of sermons for Lent and Easter, I thought it might be of special … Continue reading On the Way With Jesus Bible Study
As our small groups wind down for summer, some look forward to well-deserved rest, some plan to serve as hosts for our summer coffee times or meet informally for a mid-summer picnic, some are deciding now what they might study together come fall. If you're interested in a topical study, I can happily recommend the … Continue reading Resources for Small Groups
Get motivated and get the word out. Instead of giving up something for Lent this year, I decided to start a small group that would use Christ Is for Us. After working on the book last year, I was eager to share the published version, so I committed to prayer, put out the word, invited anyone interested … Continue reading How to Start a Small Group
I love the summary that one woman gave: "The main thing about Sacred Pauses is sensing God's presence all the time; it isn't always a prayer but God is always there."
Or, how I made my very first e-book and you can too. The SACRED PAUSES Group Leaders' Guide and Scripture Index is now available! Join my new mailing list, and I'll send you a free copy.
There are many ways to read Sacred Pauses on your own or in a group setting, and in the next few months, I'll be leading two different retreats based on the book that I'm really looking forward to! Below is the experience of just one group to spark some of your own ideas. If your group is using the book or already finished, please do let me know--I'd love to hear from you, and a photo is a bonus!