Tag Archives: Another Bead

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

Safe Space: If You Build It They Will Come

We are so close to the finish line when it comes to my new book. So close. My editor and I are deep in the mire of detailed edits (our 2nd or 3rd round, I’ve lost count). I spent the day yesterday looking at the number of time I used such words as “think,” “night,”… 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

From General to Jurisdictional Conferences, or How Methodists Love the Prayer Beads!

There’s been a bit of radio silence on my end. This is both because General Conference was intense on many levels, but also because I had to run back and finish the draft for my next book, which I turned in just last week (woo hoo!). Since then I’ve been working to get caught up… Continue Reading

Prayer Bead Devotion: People of Easter

This prayer bead devotion – featured in our monthly e-newsletter – focuses on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Specifically, it asks us to consider how to take Easter personally and communally. What does it mean that Christ died for us and was resurrected? Use your prayer beads to consider this Mystery. Cross: Dear Lord, Invitatory… Continue Reading

Good Friday: Enter Into the Pain

It has become my tradition to write about evil on Good Friday (though I’ve missed a few years). As I’ve written before, the trauma survivor in me has always been willing to contemplate evil. Having experienced it firsthand in a most atrocious way – and survived – I am not afraid to confront it, call… Continue Reading

Prayer Bead Devotion: What Gifts Can I Bring?

It is Epiphany, the day we remember the Magi’s visit to the Christ child and the “epiphany” or revelation of God’s presence on earth. On Christmas we heard the good news proclaimed by the angels that Christ was born. With the shepherds, we visited Mary and Joseph in the stable to see this miracle. We… Continue Reading

Leading Retreats: A Story About Passion and Cake

I love leading retreats. I mean I LOVE leading retreats. Seriously. It does not get any better for me than planning and leading one-, two-, or three-day retreats where we all hang out and eat good food and get loved on by God. Pure heaven. I’ve known this was my passion for a while, but… Continue Reading