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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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12 Tiny Things Holiday Gift Guide

Give the gift of intentionality this season and make 2022 the year of Tiny Things for you, your friends and your family! Place your order now and let go of the stress of last minute shopping. The Book In 12 Tiny Things Ellie Roscher and Heidi Barr journey with us through twelve essential areas of […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Addressing the Purpose Gap with Dr. Patrick B. Reyes

How do we understand God’s calling when not everyone has access to the same networks, resources, or opportunities? In this episode, practical theologian Dr. Patrick B. Reyes speaks about his new book, The Purpose Gap: Empowering Communities of Color to Find Meaning and Thrive. Reyes writes about his own childhood neighborhood in Salinas, California, which he […]

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Invited to Mission at Edgewood Church

A Conversation with Marcia Beer and Diana Farmer Think of a significant calling in your life. Who invited you to explore that calling? And what role did church play (if any) in that invitation? As a community, Edgewood United Church has been collectively invited by God to serve their neighbors through a specific, shared mission. […]

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Called Through Community at Edgewood Church

A Conversation with Pastor Liz Miller What role does community play in understanding our individual vocation? And what happens when a pastor called to ministry starts to burn out? In this episode, Liz Miller describes how community played an essential role in her decision to become a pastor, and how sabbath rest is essential to […]

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