Posts with the category “prayer-and-spirituality”
The Discipleship Pathway, A Recap
October 26th, 2021
If you’ve been at Cornerstone for very long you’ve probably heard us talk about The Discipleship Pathway. Born out of a desire to help bring simplicity and order to the principles of our faith, The Di...
More Than We Can Ask or Imagine
July 9th, 2020
I’ve been fielding many questions about prayer from my six-year-old daughter recently. Her questions – How do I know that God is really there when I pray, if I can’t hear Him talking to me? What if I ...
This Advent, Ask More Questions
December 20th, 2019
A few weeks ago we were reflecting as a family on what the kids discussed in Junior Church when I noticed their answers were starting to get a little rote— “Jesus,” “The Bible,” “God can do anything.....
Echoes of David
July 26th, 2018
For years I have been summoned from sleep mid-dreamto tend to imaginary monsters and soaked sheets,to stroke sweaty heads and whisper soft prayers for sweet slumberbefore crawling back to bed myself.I...
Asking More from Women in the Bible
July 3rd, 2018
If you are a woman in the Church, you have likely participated in some kind of Bible study about one of the female heroes of our faith. Ruth, Esther, Sarah, Hannah, Mary—there are a slew of women that...
Abiding and Freedom: A Lenten Meditation
March 28th, 2018
I have so appreciated the Sunday dramatizations at Cornerstone and the literary pieces on the blog during this Lenten season. They’ve reminded me to read my Bible not only with a critical mind, but wi...
A Meditation on Being "Old and Full of Years"
March 22nd, 2018
"Life can seem more deeply disappointing as you accumulate years and experiences...Yet all of us, at every age, struggle with how life isn't working." "Autumn is really the best of seasons; and I'm no...
The Extraordinary within the Normal
February 1st, 2018
“Embedded in your routines, your everyday drumbeat, is something real and true and worth enjoying.” The pace of life in the city can drum the life right out of you. There’s a background noise of pe...
Famous Last Words
November 8th, 2017
“In Jesus’s name we pray, amen.”Ever since I was a little girl, I was taught that all prayers end with these words. As I’ve gotten older and spent time around other Christians from all kinds of backgr...
When You Don't Know How to Pray
October 17th, 2017
“We don’t always have the presence of mind to figure out what to say to the Lord when we are spinning.”It was a beautiful Friday evening at sundown, and I was out walking my dog, reflecting on all tha...
The Slightest Foretaste of Majesty
July 1st, 2015
"Created beauty trumpets God’s infinite beauty, majesty, and greatness, directing our gaze upward to Him, calling us to marvel in His infinite glory and beauty. In that sense, the beauty around us is ...
A Word On (Bad) Words
February 25th, 2015
"...when our hearts are fully surrendered to God, there go our words."I recently discovered that one of my elementary school-aged kids had written a "bad" word in a journal. (Never mind the fact that ...
How To Keep A Prayer List
August 28th, 2014
"Keeping a system for your prayer requests is not just a way to feel organized, it's a way to encourage your own heart as you see God answering prayers and changing lives." Have you ever told someo...
The Ministry of Embodiment in a Chaotic World
December 7th, 2022
Pastors, It’s OK to Cancel Christmas Sunday
November 30th, 2022
Why Did Jesus Float Into The Sky? Part Two
November 2nd, 2022
Why Did Jesus Float Into The Sky? Part One
October 27th, 2022
Reflections on Hurting and Healing
October 6th, 2022