veryone loves a story! What’s more, everyone has a story, and for people of faith, everyone has a faith story. The possibilities are endless for sharing Bible stories, personal testimonies, and everyday anecdotes of faith in daily life. This study will empower you to discover how to communicate your story as an effective way of nurturing healthy faith and reaching out to others. Six sessions with anecdotes, examples, and questions for reflection and discussion.More info →
Everbloom is a collection of essays, stories, and poetry by the women of Redbud Writers Guild. These are stories of pain and beauty, loss and growth, that encourage readers to embrace their own stories with honesty, faith, and imagination. It’s a privilege for my essay to be included on Finding My Activist Voice.More info →
Although Lent is over for 2017, the overarching theme of this book is suitable for any time of year. Christ Is for Us during Lent and always!More info →
Nothing about Jesus was ordinary.
He defied the expectations of religious leaders.
He embraced the castaways.
He surrendered to a crude wooden cross.
It is extraordinary, then, that more than 2,000 years beyond his death and resurrection, his words continue to transform — even in the most mundane moments of our lives. Inevitably, discouragement finds its way to our hearts. We get caught up in the demands of life, and we often forget that we can find Jesus in our everyday moments of work, play, and home.More info →
In a fast-paced world full of distractions, spiritual practice can help us become more centered-more in touch with ourselves and others, more in touch with the world around us, more in touch with God. Sacred Pauses is an introduction to this more centered way of life. The author, a pastor in British Columbia, begins with her own longing for personal renewal. What would it take to feel renewed every day? Instead of waiting for a vacation to smooth out the tensions of life, instead of waiting until the end of the week to shed our weariness, what if we could take time out every day? Live a renewed life every day? Be refreshed by God every day? Sacred Pauses offers simple ways for readers to do just that. Each chapter explores a different spiritual practice-from the classic disciplines of Scripture reading and prayer to other creative approaches such as paying attention, making music, and having fun. With plenty of stories from real life and ideas to try, this book is personal and practical. Its flexible format is appropriate for personal use or in a group, every day or any time.More info →