Preparing to Enter Lent–Thoughts on Ash Wednesday

Three years ago I developed a creative arts Lenten retreat based on the Revised Common Lectionary passage. And guess what? The Lectionary has cycled back around to those same passages this year! So I will be sharing from that retreat material throughout Lent: scripture reflections, visual art prayer practices and creative writing prayer practices. The…

Looking Toward Advent

Believe it or not, Advent begins in less than a month. I’ve been thinking about how I want to live into the holy season this year. I looked around for online retreats; while I found some that look lovely, none of them seemed quite right. So I thought, “I’ll write my own on-line devotions and…

Moving Week

This is the week we move. Just a few miles away. Onto three glorious acres. I can’t wait to meet all of the trees. To host s’more parties and craft parties and retreat times. To sit on the deck and look at the stars. The bright, twinkling, abundant stars. Of course, there is still the…

Monday Practice: Resources for Lent

Rather than post a particular prayer practice this week, I want to highlight some resources that you might find helpful as you think about the upcoming Lenten season. Here are some available through this very blog: Wilderness Choices: The Way of Jesus in a World of Worry; this is an actual, in-person, retreat at the…

Starting the Retreat in Daily Life

I’m excited to begin the Fruit of the Spirit Creative Arts retreat in daily life this weekend! All those who ordered materials should have received a welcome email with links to our Facebook page and the retreat blog page. You can find out more about the retreat here. And it is not too late to…

New Retreat: Fruit of the Spirit

I’m super excited about the new creative arts retreat! It’s a 9-week retreat in daily life, focusing on the 9 fruits of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5. All the details are here, and the order page is up and running. I’d love for you to join us!