Mindfulness and Discernment: Make the Connection

Hannah Whitall Smith, a Quaker from the mid nineteenth century, once said, “Mind the checks.”  I respect this advice deeply, mainly as a result of not minding the checks.  I once took a personality test that was supposed to determine who in the Bible my personality was most like.  Unlike the phony Facebook tests that […]

The Five Lies a Spiritual Abuser Wants You to Believe

At thirteen years old, in eighth grade, I attended confirmation classes in my church and sang in choir, rang bells in hand bell choir, and participated in youth group.  Ardent for the Lord, I led my youth group in a twenty four hour prayer vigil.  But I was also vulnerable and awkward.  Too tall too […]