Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home

Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home

By: Traci Smith When my oldest son, Clayton, was four months old, he contracted his first cold. The pediatrician said it wasn’t cause for alarm, to monitor him closely, and to bring him back if anything got worse. I spent the whole day worried. I trusted our doctor,...
The Artist as Educator: Making Art in Your Bible

The Artist as Educator: Making Art in Your Bible

By: Lisa Nichols Hickman Writing in the Margins: Connecting with God on the Pages of your Bible began with a prayer. After the death of Rich Gordon, his family entrusted me with his Bible. I quickly learned he was a margin writer. For years I thought about the notes...
Meeting God in Garbage

Meeting God in Garbage

By: Allison Wehrung One afternoon a few years ago, I was walking down the stairs in my seminary’s main office building, carrying an arm-full of magazines and newspapers. A fellow student saw me and asked, “Oh! Are you working on a new art project?” Honestly, I was...
Resources on Growing Spiritually

Resources on Growing Spiritually

By: Mary Speedy Enjoy this list of great Resources to learn more about spiritual practices: Breathing under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2015). Known for his Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of...
Spiritual Practices for Congregations

Spiritual Practices for Congregations

By: Lynne Baab After church on Sunday, a family prays together for the upcoming week. A small group sets aside a day to fast and pray for one of their members who has cancer. A congregation buys copies of a Lenten devotional so everyone can spend time each day reading...