Category: Living the New Life

Making the Bible Stick: Jennifer Perez on the Art of Scripture Meditation

What’s the last habit that really “stuck” with you? Oh, I can tell you plenty that have NOT hung around for me – most of them involve exercise, housework, and carbohydrates—but every once in a while, something manages take root until it’s part of… Continue Reading “Making the Bible Stick: Jennifer Perez on the Art of Scripture Meditation”

Why We’re All Snarling and What To Do about It: Advice from Dr. Audrey

This weekend, I decided to go all in to argue my point about a particularly important topic. Tensions ran so high that I had to excuse myself to go wash my hands but really to go get a grip on my emotions. And to… Continue Reading “Why We’re All Snarling and What To Do about It: Advice from Dr. Audrey”

Better than Fretting! How to Stay Calm and Carry On, Part II

Yes, that’s a camel. I’ve never ridden one—elephant yes, camel no—but I’ve heard they can be stubborn and cantankerous. Friends living in the Middle East told me their kids’ school bus was delayed one day for what seemed like forever because a camel decided… Continue Reading “Better than Fretting! How to Stay Calm and Carry On, Part II”

Better than Fretting: How to Keep Calm and Carry On, Part I

Last post, we began exploring Psalm 37 (and yes, we delved a bit into my bittersweet feelings as I sent my son to college). I’m happy to report Operation College Launch was successful. I’m also happy to report that with that important day behind… Continue Reading “Better than Fretting: How to Keep Calm and Carry On, Part I”

How Wise Prayers Shape Our Lives

Shout out to every woman in seminary right now. It’s been a week for us and our sisters serving on the front lines, regardless of ministry role or theological conviction. I’m not going to rehash the “women in ministry” debates, especially the ones that… Continue Reading “How Wise Prayers Shape Our Lives”

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