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Journey: March’s Theme and Prayer Bead Devotion

It is fitting that Journey is our theme for the month, given that March 1st was Ash Wednesday – the entry point into the season of Lent. Lent is, first and foremost, a journey. It is the time when we journey alongside Jesus as he enters the wilderness and is tempted; begins his ministry in… 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

General Conference 2016 Prayer Strands: The Bead Mayhem Update

It is like prayer bead Christmas around here! Everyday I receive several packages full of prayer strands. They come from all over the country, big cities and small towns. They represent large congregations, intimate Bible study groups, women’s and men’s ministries, and even individuals who want to be part of this global effort. Some of… 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

How You Can Help with Book #4: Stories and Field-Testing

Book #4 is off to a great start. So far I have an outline, writing schedule (Thursdays are writing days!), the introduction, pieces of two chapters . . . and a very, very organized house. (By the time the actual deadline gets here, I imagine I will have completely redecorated my house.) Everything seems to… 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

Are You a Trauma Survivor? Help Me Write My Next Book!

As I’ve shared in the past, I am a trauma survivor. Although I spent years in therapy trying to deal with the emotional scars, I kept hitting a wall – a point where I just couldn’t go any further in my healing. For many years this was a source of great frustration for me. But… Continue Reading

Join Us at SOULfeast!

With the exception of one year, my family and I have been regulars at SOULfeast, The Upper Room‘s annual retreat “to nourish the soul.” Located in gorgeous Lake Junaluska, NC, SOULfeast is a rich spiritual experience. I love it for many reasons, but here are my top five: Worship is amazing! Gorgeous liturgical art, great… Continue Reading