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Second Simplicity (sharing my story at Amy Peterson’s blog)

  Amy Peterson is a kindred soul out here in the internet, and I'm grateful she invited me to be part of a series of guest ...


“Extending hospitality to the Word of God”: Talking Bible reading and quiet times with Heather Caliri

  My blogging friend Heather Caliri is making plans to release her new ebook, Unquiet Time: A Devotional for the Rest of ...

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An Invitation to Make Vows, Imperfectly

    This past Sunday I was ordained an elder in my church. Though it’s the first time I’ve mentioned it here, ...


How Benedictine Spirituality Changed the Way I Mother (at A Deeper Story)

Last spring my first book came out. It’s a memoir about prayer and motherhood and how the Rule of St. Benedict gave me permission to move toward a new sort of relationship with God: one where grace weighs heavier than my ability to be impressive. These past few months I’ve been answering ...


An Invitation to Extend Hospitality Toward God’s Voice

  Last week I rediscovered some good words from one of my favorite Benedictines, Macrina Weiderkehr, in her book Abide, that beautiful devotional of hers I keep mentioning around here. She writes this:   “Is it possible to extend hospitality to the Word of God and remain ...

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My Summer Away: What I Was Into

  I already told you on Monday that June was a hard month. So I spent most of my time NOT reading. I sat on a couch with a heating pad and watched Austenland about fifteen times. You think I'm kidding.  Listen, if you need a happy romance, if you're sick or sad and you need to watch ...


On Finding and Being Found . . . I’m guest posting at (in)courage today

This is our story. How sometimes the finding happens in the ordinary, everyday places. This is our story of grace dispensed in the mundane of our lives. And there, in our weaknesses, our frailties—our daily work of stuffing the laundry into the dryer and searching for a parking space, pushing ...