Category Archives: Studio News

Soldiers, Leaps of Faith, and the Hope/Fear Thing

Many of you know I’ve been wanting to go full-time with Prayerworks Studio for a long time. Years in fact. I’ve prayed about it. Talked about it. Worried about it. Gotten excited about it. I’ve watched the prayer bead orders, opportunities to lead retreats, and book responses increase. I’ve witnessed a change in my passion,… Continue Reading

Holy Listening with the Whole Self

Friends! We have a guest with us today! My friend and fellow Upper Room author, Whitney Simpson, recently released her new book, Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit. It is a gorgeous book with a 40-day plan for meditations that range from yoga to breath prayer to aromatherapy to prayer beads. Given my… Continue Reading

It’s Here! The Book I Was Born to Write.

Y’all. It’s here. Today is the official release of my newest book Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Wholeness. Oh my goodness. I just can’t stand it, I’m so excited. The cover is SO gorgeous. That’s one reason I love it. And it’s another book about prayer beads. That’s even more reason to love… Continue Reading

On Beads and Boats: Come Sail Away With Us!

Love prayer beads? Check. Love to travel? Check. Love to hang out in tropical settings with cool people? Check. Love the drinks with little umbrellas? Check. Then come away with us! That’s right folks, we’re going on a cruise! The Upper Room – you know, our favorite people – is hosting the Quiet Spaces Retreat… Continue Reading

Top 7 Prayer Bead Designs

When I received the call to make prayer beads seven years ago, I had no idea how to get started. I had never done beading and had certainly never made beads to pray with. But I had been collecting them for almost twenty years, so I took a set of Protestant (Anglican) prayer beads to… Continue Reading

Top 7 Moments in My Prayer Bead Journey

To celebrate the 7th anniversary of Prayerworks Studio I’m posting a series of Top 7 lists over the next seven days. This one is focused on my prayer bead journey. Receiving my first set of prayer beads from my mom. She bought them as a gift for me during a mission trip to the Dominican… Continue Reading

Prayerworks Studio is Seven Years Old!

Seriously. Who would have believed this? It was seven years ago this week that I was leaving a restaurant in Maggie Valley, NC when I heard a voice say, “You need to make rosaries.” And from that quirky start Prayerworks Studio was born. Now, I’m on the verge of going full-time with this ministry and… Continue Reading

Prayer Beads at General Conference 2016

Every four years, leaders and delegates representing all 131 conferences of the global United Methodist Church come together for General Conference to set policy and make decisions about the future of the United Methodist Church. This year, General Conference will take place May 10 – 20, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, and a lot is at… Continue Reading

Our First Newsletter and Podcast!

Advent is about beginnings, and we have two new initiatives! FIRST, we have launched a new monthly e-newsletter! We hope this will be a great way to stay in touch and share our latest news, prayer bead designs, and devotions. If you did not receive the newsletter and would like to join our mailing list,… Continue Reading