My Favorite Books of the Year

It’s that time of year for reflection and ranking. For clarification, these are books I read in 2021, yet it does not mean they all came out in 2021. Please let me know what your favorite books of the year were. And here’s to hoping 2022 will be the best year of reading yet! In […]

The Spiritual Practice of Discernment

A Conversation with the Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson Have you ever asked yourself: how does spiritual discernment work, practically? What are the signposts? How can I feel God’s subtle nudge? In the final episode of this season, we discuss the ways that spiritual discernment practices reveal God’s calling in our big and little decisions. Join […]

Creative Callings in the Pandemic at Plymouth Church

A Conversation with Eliza Gray and Brett Younger The pandemic has altered church life in ways we are still discerning. For Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York, the disruption dissolved lines between home life and church life, and it pushed congregational members to explore creative callings in new, innovative ways. In this episode, Journalist Eliza […]

Wintering Retreat

In the winter, the growth that happens might not be visible above ground. It is often a slowing, turning inward, deepening our roots. Enter the new year with intention, and join us for the winter installment of this life-giving retreat series. Deepening Our Roots Winter Retreat:  January 12, 19, and 26 Online. 6-8pm CST Facilitated by experienced Circles of Trust® […]

Writing as Prayer, Discernment, and Vocation

A Conversation with Carol Davis Younger When have you felt most alive before God? In this episode, Carol Davis Younger shares her vocational story of becoming a writer and how her writing practice has deepened her spiritual journey and sense of God’s presence. Through creating curriculum and hosting church writing groups centered on Scripture, she […]

12 TT Advent and Christmas Resources

Hi friends,  Over at 12 Tiny Things we created two simple and free downloadable resources for Advent and Christmas. It is a light touch, a gentle invitation to intentionality, simplicity and micro-spiritual practice this season. The Tiny Things Calendar and 12 Days of Christmas work well for individuals, families, small groups and whole communities. If […]

When Kids Ask Hard Questions

Volume 2: More Faith-filled Responses for Tough Topics I’m thrilled to have an essay in this important and helpful book. My essay “Kids are Ready: Intimacy and Bodies” addresses the importance of talking to kids early and often about our bodies and our desire for closeness with other people so that when kids begin puberty […]

The Call to Rise After Crisis

A Conversation with Meena Natarajan and Ingrid C. A. Rasmussen What happens when a church is called during a crisis to not just to the people in the pews, but to the families, organizations, and businesses in the neighborhood? In this episode, we speak with Meena Natarajan, Executive and Artistic Director of Pangea World Theater, […]

12 TT Available in Audiobook!

We are thrilled to announce that 12 Tiny Things the book is now available on audiobooks! So many people prefer to read their books by listening. On your commute, while you are on a walk, on next road trip, or while cooking dinner, download and give it a listen! And if you loved the book, […]

The Call to Sing

A Conversation with Ann Schrooten Music can deepen and broaden our experience of joy and grief. In this episode, Ann Schrooten speaks about her calling to serve through music, and how that vocation transformed during the pandemic and following George Floyd’s murder near her church in Minneapolis, MN. She describes how the cries for justice […]