Tag Archives: Protestant prayer beads

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

Happy National Chocolate Day!

Not that you needed another reason to eat chocolate, but here is one: today (October 28th, 2014) is National Chocolate Day! It’s considered a high holy day in my household. Indeed, my husband and son just came into the studio with an offering of dark chocolate and sea salt caramel, along with glad tidings of… Continue Reading

An Update on Book #2 From My Husband (and Coauthor)

We have less than two weeks until book #2 – Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions to Use with Protestant Prayer Beads – goes to print. According to Upper Room Books, it will be available January 2015. Max (my husband and coauthor) and I are so excited to share this book with you! Max is the author… Continue Reading

Prayer Bead Devotion: Beauty in Darkness

A few weeks ago I inaugurated my new Beads and Books series with Etty Hillesum’s An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork. This book is so profound that I found myself thinking about it and rereading passages for weeks after I had finished reading it. I shared with you some of my favorite quotes from… Continue Reading

Beads and Books: Lessons from a Holocaust Victim

Today’s post is the beginning of a new series called Beads and Books. These days I am reading so much good stuff on prayer, prayer beads, being still, etc. that I want to share with you. I’m hoping this will open up a dialogue between us as you share your favorite books as well. The book… Continue Reading

A Bead and a Prayer Named 2014 Book of the Year!

We did it! Thanks to your support and votes the Christian Small Publishers Association has named my book, A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads, their 2014 Book of the Year in the Christian Living category. How cool is that?!?                    … Continue Reading

Prayer Bead Devotion: God with Us

A baby has been born in the City of David. The angels of called us to come and adore him. He is worthy of adoration because this tiny, vulnerable baby is God in human form. He is Emmanuel – God with us. He is God’s greatest expression of love for us, the sure sign that… Continue Reading

Welcome Readers of The Upper Room

Welcome to all of you who learned about us from The Upper Room! The response to our Prayer Workshop in the current edition has been incredible. Clearly, there is great excitement about the possibility of using beads to deepen our connection with God! We are thrilled about that! Currently, I am attending Session #3 of… Continue Reading