Tag Archives: Rosary

Fifty and Full-Time: Let’s Celebrate and Have a Sale!

Ah, summer! And this one was a doozy with a 13-year-old full of free-time, four weeks of travel, plus several major events, milestones, and transitions in my family. Hence the radio silence. But school is back in session and I am back in the Studio. And I’m really excited to share two of those summer milestones… 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

How Prayer Beads Helped Me With My Anxiety Disorder

How Prayer Beads Helped Me . . . is a monthly series of reader submissions. Over the years we have received countless testimonies about the difference prayer beads have made in the lives of the people who use them. These stories are so profound and encouraging that we wanted to share them with you. If… 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

Why I Don’t Care If You Use Prayer Beads

I don’t care if you use prayer beads. I know that seems strange to say. After all, I’m the woman who is passionate about them. I’ve collected them for almost 25 years. I’ve built a living out of writing and teaching and speaking about prayer beads. I love praying with them and think they make… Continue Reading

Prayer Beads: Yes, It’s OK for Protestants

“Is it okay for Protestants to use prayer beads?” In the five years I’ve been writing and teaching about prayer beads, this is, by far, the number one question I hear. The subtext of the question seems to be, “Are we going to get struck by lightning if we use beads in prayer?” There is… Continue Reading

The Journey Towards Book #2

We continue to be humbled by the response to our first book, A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads! It has remained on the Upper Room Books top ten books list for most of the past year since publication. We have been so blessed by all the stories of you… Continue Reading

Prayer Bead Devotion: Welcoming the Little (Adopted) Children

I’m happy to report that I’m doing well following my concussion. There doesn’t seem to be any residual cognitive damage. My primary symptoms were fatigue, headaches, and times when I had to search for words, etc., but all of that seems to be gone. I’m so thankful for the many prayers, cards, and messages of… Continue Reading

Prayer Bead Devotion: Holy Week

This week’s prayer bead devotion is based on the events of Holy Week and Christ’s last days on earth.  It is based on thoughts from Henri J. M. Nouwen’s Lenten devotional, Show Me the Way.  Cross: In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen. Invitatory Bead: “You have the poor… Continue Reading