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

Church

Churches talk a lot about community. Community is easy to talk about. It’s a great church buzzword. But it’s not always the easiest to truly, genuinely feel. Today was one of the neatest church Sundays I can remember. And when I try to pinpoint exactly what made it so epic — I’ve settled on describing it that today … More Church

Peace

It was the weirdest feeling. A supreme sense of calm that permeated everything. For those few minutes, everything else was gone. The stress at work. Of to-do lists that never shorten … that just kept getting longer, even with the late hours put in. The anxiety of driving for a week with a almost-broken car, a waiting … More Peace

This is My Prayer

“That you may be able to discern what is best.” Lately, I’ve been feeling like I have NO IDEA what is best. What if there are two options that both seem potentially like they could be best? How do I choose? I’ve been praying and reading Scripture like crazy. Screengrabbing verses like this one on … More This is My Prayer