Introducing the Ranchette

We have been in our new home for about two months now, and an introduction to the space is long overdue. Ryan and I have taken to calling our 3.3 acres a “ranchette,” and we have lots of plans for future gardens, paths, arbors, native prairie grass, a fountain, a pond, maybe even a gazebo.…

Loving the Season . . . and a New Adventure

I recently saw an article about artist Brent Christensen and the amazing ice sculptures that he creates. Sparkling walls of ice, up to twenty-five feet tall–the sculptures are beautiful. But it wasn’t the sculptures themselves that most impressed me. It was this little bit of information from the beginning of the article: “The hobby first…

Spacious Faith in 2012

I’ve been enjoying some end-of-the-year posts from other bloggers and thought I would do one of my own. So here are a few highlights from Spacious Faith’s second full year! I’ve become a contributor to a few great web sites: Mennonite Weekly Review Huffington Post Christian Century TextWeek Liturgy Link I’ve developed creative worship, retreat,…

Notice Something New?

  Yes, the three extra eyeballs are new, along with the antennae. But those are temporary. The cool Christian Century Blog badge to the right will be staying! I’m honored to be in the company of so many other thoughtful, faithful writers. Thanks to you all for reading!

The Index is Done!

I just finished indexing the worship-related material on the blog.  If you are looking for something related to a certain scripture, occasion, or topic, just look on the index page.  At least I will be able to find my own stuff now, and maybe it will be helpful for you as well. Have a blessed…

SpaciousFaith.com for Christmas

I pray you all had a blessed Christmas day, and that you continue to celebrate Jesus with joy! For Christmas, my husband gave me the domain name “spaciousfaith.com”–and he did all the legwork to connect it to my blog.  I realize that this is not particularly exciting for most folks, but I get a kick…

Welcome to Spacious Faith

I am a short woman–“petite” if you want to be polite about it.  And until I bore a child I was also pretty skinny.  So I guess I’m just used to things being roomy.  Rolling up sleeves, cinching waists, shirt tails billowing behind me in the breeze. I’m not quite claustrophobic, but I do appreciate…