Breathing Prayer

Last week, when Maranda and I chatted about how becoming more in tune with ourselves physically led us to become more aware spiritually, I was reminded of breath prayer. Simple. Refocusing. A pause between activities. In her book, Sacred Rhythms, Ruth Haley Barton says “Breath prayer is to the spiritual life what oxygen and the …

Awaken your SELF

In keeping with our theme --AWAKEN--I’ve asked Maranda Hoefs to join me today to chat about what it means to live wide awake to the things of God, both spiritually and physically. (Shereen) Perhaps we should identify what we mean by the things of God--what can you identify as Godly? (Maranda) – The first thing …

This I Know

By Carey Helmink This past Saturday I experienced the joy of spending the day dress shopping with my daughter. Not just any dress, mind you, but THE DRESS. We were just getting started with our first appointment when I got a text from my dear friend Patti, saying that her son-in-law had just passed away. …

Prayer

Dallas Willard says, “Prayer is talking with God about matters of mutual concern.”  Simple. Basic. But how do we go about doing prayer? Prayer begins with ATTITUDE. No matter how many times or ways you pray, if your attitude is not to acknowledge that God is God, prayer is useless. Prayer's one goal is CONVERSATION …

Not too Late

Our Equip Her women's bible studies kicked off this week. There's something very special each fall about getting back into the routine, meeting new faces, re-connecting with old friends, and worshiping God together. Shereen reminded us at our Tuesday Morning brunch of the mission of our Equip Her studies: To equip women to confidently study …