Category Archives: Blog

Receiving Abundance, and 2018 Star Word Giveaway Winners

My Star Word for 2018 was given to me by Ted Danson. Yep. That Ted Danson. The guy who played Sam Malone, the handsome, womanizing bartender on Cheers in the eighties and nineties. And the guy who now stars in The Good Place, a delightful show about a woman who dies and mistakenly ends up in… Continue Reading

Helping St. Martin Find Healing After Hurricane Irma

Living in the Caribbean, you learn to deal with hurricanes. It comes with the territory. But this past September two record-breaking storms – Irma and Maria – passed through the Caribbean and changed everything. Stephane Brooks, Spiritual Director of Emmaus Ministries for The Upper Room, was born and raised on the tiny island of St.… Continue Reading

Be Still, For Sabbath’s Sake: A Q&A with Author J. Dana Trent

Y’all. Have I got a treat for you! This week we’re delighted to welcome author J. Dana Trent, whose most recent book, For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community, debuts this week. Dana is a long-time friend and fellow Upper Room author, so I was thrilled to get to sit down… Continue Reading

7-Day Deeply Loved Photo Challenge and Giveaway

It has been so fun to launch our new look and mission! Your response has been so positive and encouraging. I appreciate you SO much! You are absolutely one of the signs of God’s deep love in my life! In that vein I am starting a 7-day Photo Challenge tomorrow. The point of the challenge… Continue Reading

Learning to Be Deeply Loved

Today is October first, which just happens to be my favorite day of the year. October first marks the beginning of fall and great weather, earthy colors, boots and sweater season, fireplaces, and a lineup to all the fun holidays. I mark the day by buying candy corn and pumpkins. This year, I’m marking October… Continue Reading

Healing After Charlottesville: A Prayer Bead Devotion

Like you I was horrified by the events in Charlottesville, Virginia two weekends ago. It was extremely disturbing to watch white nationalists, the KKK, and other racist groups parading while shouting such hateful statements. It was heartbreaking to learn of the car ramming into a group of counter-protestors, causing one woman’s death and multiple injuries.… Continue Reading

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

Soldiers, Leaps of Faith, and the Hope/Fear Thing

Many of you know I’ve been wanting to go full-time with Prayerworks Studio for a long time. Years in fact. I’ve prayed about it. Talked about it. Worried about it. Gotten excited about it. I’ve watched the prayer bead orders, opportunities to lead retreats, and book responses increase. I’ve witnessed a change in my passion,… Continue Reading