Category Archives: The Prayer Bead Adventure

2016: The Year of Trust

As I explained earlier, I’ve been listening for my 2016 Star word – the Epiphany word that would guide me through the year, providing focus and a way of deepening my faith. I’ve journaled, prayed, listened, talked with friends, and considered different words. But the one word that revealed itself and – like an epiphany… Continue Reading

November Giveaway: Prayer Notepads

I am glad for this time of year. Particularly in light of the ongoing heartache and violence in the world, I am glad for Thanksgiving, and an opportunity to share my gratitude. It is so needed, especially as we grieve the attacks on Paris, France. Gratitude is a subversive act, one that declares hope and… Continue Reading

And the Winner of a Godiva Gift Card is . . .

Cindy Pryor! Congrats! You just won a $25 Godiva gift card! Thanks for entering our October Giveaway by posting a photo of your prayer beads with chocolate. We all think you’ve got great taste in chocolate! Thanks to everyone who submitted photos of prayer beads and chocolate! It was fun to see your prayer beads… Continue Reading

On Prayer Beads and Chocolate: An October Giveaway

Next Wednesday, October 28, 2015, is National Chocolate Day. This is a most sacred day in my house because I love chocolate! My all-time favorite dessert is chocolate mousse, but I’m also a fan of chocolate cake, truffles, ice cream, pudding, cupcakes, cookies, pastries . . . really, anything with chocolate. This means I would… Continue Reading

September Giveaway: Discounted Prayer Bead Workshop

It’s time for another giveaway! I’m beginning to love this series, both because I get to give away stuff – books, prayer beads, greeting cards, etc. – but also because it’s another way I get to hear from you. Your stories and comments are awesome! Last week I wrote about our prayer bead workshops and… Continue Reading

August Giveaway Winner Announced!

Congrats to Vicki Snowden, winner of this month’s Giveaway! Vicki was among several folks who posted comments about the quirky, life-changing, surprising, and wonderful ways God intervened in their lives. Here is Vicki’s story: As amazed as I was at God’s miracles and even more amazed at my amazement, for who is better at miracles… Continue Reading

Belated Celebrations and Giveaways!

So many things to celebrate! So little time! First, the ADA25 celebration I talked about last month was AMAZING!  Around the country, thousands of people and organizations came together to honor the anniversary of this landmark civil rights legislation. Meanwhile, Max and Matthew and I traveled to Washington, DC where we stayed busy every day… Continue Reading

Prayer Beads at Youth2015

Today marks the beginning of Youth2015, a national gathering of youth groups sponsored by the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church. The gathering, which began in 1988, takes place every four years and features speakers, artists, mission activities, and other events. This year, it’s being held in Orlando, Florida from June 24… Continue Reading