a journey with prayer beads

a string of blue prayer beads

Prayer beads can be a meaningful part of your prayer life. I’d like to share my personal approach to using prayer beads as part of a contemplative prayer practice. Prayer beads are for anyone. Prayer beads have been around for thousands of years. I have heard the most about Catholics using beads when praying the … Read more

book club books

A stack of four open book club books.

My aunt has kindly shared her book club’s list of books for the year. I thought it would be fun to pass the information along. There’s a nice mix of fiction and nonfiction, so perhaps this list of book club books will help you find your next read! Read on for brief descriptions of each … Read more

home state themed gift ideas

Image shows a portion of the map of the US to coordinate with home state themed gift ideas.

I love putting together themed gifts. Many of my friends have a soft spot for their home state, so a gift based on that would be especially meaningful. Read on for some fun themed gift ideas–perfect for a hostess gift or housewarming gift! Consider including items with an artistic flair. Artist Amanda Klein has a … Read more

lectio divina

Colorful geometric pattern in reds and blues.

The term lectio divina means divine reading. It’s a contemplative prayer practice based on short Bible passages. The goal is not to study but rather to experience. Read on for an overview of lectio divina and a step-by-step guide. Overview of lectio divina: Lectio divina is an ancient practice. I’ve seen it presented using “the … Read more