Why not teach life skills that will equip them to find their own sense of peace and calm in their lives, as well as serve as an outlet for personal expression? Here’s ten reasons to teach tried and true crafts this summer. … More Teach Meditative, Meaningful Crafts to Youth This Summer!
Greetings, Book Readers! Several really good books have just been published, and I’d like to share micro-reviews of them with you. All are highly recommended! Fiction: Twenty-One Truths About Love, Matthew Dicks. Oh my goodness this was a fun book, written entirely in lists. A bookstore owner worries over his wife’s love and pregnancy and … More New Books for Winter Reading
We don’t see Christ callously tossing aside plastic water bottles and hauling around a bunch of “stuff” as he travelled the countryside preaching and teaching. In the long history of Christianity, living life in a modest, frugal manner has always been a thing. … More Why Climate Change is an Issue of Faith
If you have a dog, you might begin this spiritual practice on the pretense of “taking the dog for a walk.” Dogs are generally good, silent companions who keep you moving but require little in the way of conversation. … More A Walk in Nature as Meditation (And Take Your Dog)
For those of us who are fashionistas (and yes, I plead guilty to that), September is usually the month when we gleefully peruse the fashion magazines and store racks for all the lovely new frocks on display for the new season. But this year, Oxfam in the UK respectfully suggests that we instead stop buying … More It’s Fashion Month! Quit Buying New Clothes
The practice of spirituality in nature is accessible to virtually everyone. You don’t need any special equipment. You don’t necessarily have to go very far from where you are at this very moment. … More You Don’t Have to Hike the Appalachian Trail to Find Spirituality in Nature
There exists another kind of faith that is a wild faith. This faith taps into ground water and the occasional rain showers, sprinkles, and thunderstorms of the Holy Spirit for fuel and inspiration. … More Is Your Faith “Wild” or “Cultivated”?
It’s been a hard week here in the United States. Perhaps it’s been a hard week for you personally as well. Give yourself a break. Step outside, without your phone, and take advantage of the peace on offer for all of us. … More In Times of Stress, Peace is Just A Few Steps Outside
Handcrafting – whether it’s knitting, woodworking, painting, sewing, or any other crafting you might name – gives us all a space and time to put our worldly cares aside, quiet our minds and bodies, and perhaps open ourselves to listening or communing with God. … More Spiritual Healing Through Handicrafts
Set in an Episcopal parish in Tennessee, this book shows the church at its best, with people caring for each other and making amazing connections. … More Introducing My New Book, “The Prayer Shawl Chronicles”