Tag Archives: Epiphany

What Is Your Word for 2017?

  For the third year in a row, I am choosing a word for the year. The word is designed to set my intention for the year, to focus my prayers, guide me in my daily life, and deepen my relationship with God. My friend, Christine Schlink Stanton, first inspired me to choose a word.… Continue Reading

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

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

The Year of Simplicity

As I wrote earlier this month, I wanted to try choosing a word to focus on and guide me through the year. I loved the idea of having a word that would serve as my intention through 2015. It provided a nice alternative to setting resolutions that I might otherwise ignore, and a practice that… Continue Reading

Abba, Give Me a Word for 2015

For the past two years, my friend Christine has talked on Facebook about finding a word for the year. Instead of setting new year’s resolutions, she chooses a word. The word sets the intention for her year and helps her to focus. She got the idea from Abbey of the Arts. This year, she chose… Continue Reading

Prayer Bead Devotion: Epiphany

Happy Epiphany! I hope your Christmas season was filled with the joy and wonder of the birth of the Christ child! This week’s devotion is one I wrote a few years ago. It is also included in the appendix of my book, A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads. I… Continue Reading

Prayer Bead Devotion: The Gift of the Magi

Happy Epiphany!  I hope your Christmas season was filled with the joy and wonder at the birth of the Christ child.  This week’s devotion follows the journey of the Wise Men as they traveled to worship him. Cross: In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen. Invitatory Bead: “When they saw the star, they… Continue Reading