A Letter to My Beautiful Mind

By Shaley Hoogendoorn | Twitter: @shaleyhoogs  Dear Mind, I used to hate you. I felt betrayed by you. I hated the way you turned my life into two moods—either dark depression or frenzied anxiety. I felt like you had chosen this path for us and I hated you for that. I despised the way you […]

10 Ways to Soulfully Slow Down

by Tina Osterhouse | @TinaOsterhouse Lately, I’ve been exploring words that evoke sensuality. Words like: delight, savor, luxuriate, relish, enjoy. In particular, I’ve been thinking about what it means to enjoy God, to delight in being alive, and how to relish in the goodness all around me. We live in a manic culture of constant noise, days overflowing […]

Feast or Famine

I generally eat too much when I am celebrating. I don’t think I am the only one. My very favorite moment from the sitcom Friends is when Joey steals Pheobe’s maternity pants and declares them his Thanksgiving pants. That is a way of celebrating I understand. I mean, over-eating at holiday meals is as American […]

Rest as Transformation

By Rebecca Laramée | Twitter: @larameereb “Put down the gloves,” he told me, “and stop fighting.” Biting back the tears, a silent pause held in their place, my body slumped to my bedroom floor. That day in October, I reached the end of my rope. Exhausted. Depleted. Sucked dry of inspiration and overwhelmed. “Please, give […]

When Your Pants and Your Life Don’t Fit

I was asking God to help me lose weight. Instead He made me buy bigger pants. You see, I had been praying to God that my pants would fit. Not those words exactly, but for sure I had been praying all around that topic. God give me more discipline, more will power, help me to […]