Prayer Walk: What It Feels Like to Encounter the Holy Spirit

I’ve never really been a prayer walk type of person. I’m not spiritual enough. I mean, my faith matters to me. A ton. But I’ve never been one of those super-Christian who dedicates hours to walking around and praying. Like, who has the time … or the patience or the self-discipline … to actually do that? Maybe … More Prayer Walk: What It Feels Like to Encounter the Holy Spirit

Prayer Retreat: Figuring Out Who I’m Going to Be

A couple weekends ago, I went on a Celtic prayer retreat. A friend and I drove my little Mazda 3 up to an undeveloped camp site a few hours north of Seattle … and we spent the weekend camping with a group of people we’d never met. I’d never camped with strangers, and I’d never been on a prayer … More Prayer Retreat: Figuring Out Who I’m Going to Be

When I’m Too Distracted For God — What’s the Solution?

I’m distracted. Work has been busy lately. I’ve been too caught up to focus on faith. I don’t have time to think about ways to act more like Jesus. Or try — in earnest — to better understand God’s truth or how God is leading my life. It’s not that I’m trying to ignore God. Things are just really busy at work right … More When I’m Too Distracted For God — What’s the Solution?

Spiritual Disciplines: Risks and Benefits

Lately, I’ve been trying to invest more in spiritual practices and disciplines. I was raised Protestant and Evangelical, so a lot of the church’s rich history of traditions and practices just weren’t talked about. Tradition isn’t really that helpful, I’ve been told a billion times. Tradition is fine, if you’re into that sort of thing, the logic goes. But … More Spiritual Disciplines: Risks and Benefits