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Rituals: Paying Attention to the Setting Sun

It was January when we moved into our house over a year ago. We’d lived in San Francisco for close to four years already, but we’d mostly avoided the Outer Sunset District, a neighborhood known for soul-less square houses and tiny front yards paved over into driveways. San Francisco is a city that was built around ...

The Internal Frantic Monster (Or, My Addiction to the Egg Timer)

When I was in 3rd grade, I took my mom’s white mechanical egg timer (with one of those old-school dials that turned and ticked) from the kitchen counter and developed a plan to time each aspect of my morning routine. I set myself some “reasonable” goals—ten minutes for my hair, fifteen minutes for breakfast, three ...

How The Examen Empowers Us to Pray and Write

Ed Cyzewski's writing is always thoughtful and gracious and challenging, and I love that his newest book is one that considers the disciplines of prayer and writing together. What a beautiful idea. When he approached me asking if I'd like to host his thoughts on how he uses the Prayer of Examen both in prayer and in ...

WALKING EPIPHANY in San Francisco

  Tamara Hill Murphy is a blogger and friend of mine from our days together at Christ Church in Austin. She is also a wonderful blogger who writes about the "Sacramental Life" and living intentionally through the Christian seasons. She has such a creative mind and comes to these things in beautifully unique ...

Live Sent (a guest post from Shauna Pilgreen)

I'm happy to introduce you to my friend Shauna Pilgreen, a church planter here in San Francisco. We first met last spring as fan girls at Tsh Oxenreider's book q&a. Since then, we've been able to get to know each other's work both locally and out here on the interwebs. Today, she releases her new ebook, Live Sent. Here's ...

The One Prayer You Don’t Pray But Should

My friend, Margaret Feinberg, has a powerful story of finding joy in the most unlikely of circumstances. Her new book and Bible study, Fight Back With Joy, just released—and it’s her most vulnerable yet. I invited her to share a bit of her journey with you.     Troy’s daughter is a sparkling ...

When I Can’t Calm My Son’s Fears

Today I'm over at Amy Julia Becker's Christianity Today blog sharing about parenting, anxiety, and my own "Small Talk" experiences with my son. If you haven't yet read my interview with Amy Julia from earlier this week, click here. Her new book Small Talk is the perfect Christmas gift for the mom in your life.  . . ...