All posts by: Missy Stewart

On a Saturday in August I was driving with two friends to a day retreat.   Somewhere in the discussion one of my friends said, “Missy, we just need to be where our feet are!”.  Earlier that week I had been working with a spiritual practice called “The Compass”, a tool for stepping back and looking......
The is a line in the book Radical Hospitality  by Lonni Collins Pratt that I read this spring that continues to stir in me. “This isn’t you!” She tells the story of two young priests, Father Dan who was angry at Father Mike for inviting his (Dan’s) friends to his party. In Dan’s anger, he......
There were 8 or 9 of us meeting to pray for our friend who was going through treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  The leader also invited us to share, in our praying, any personal requests.  It had been a long time since I had been with this group of friends and so praying together also......
In an email he wrote, “I understand that you are at a new juncture, needing to be refreshed in body, mind and spirit; to pause and ask the LORD what he intends for you in the next few years.” I PAUSED and reread what he wrote, “…ask the LORD what he intends.” It is embarrassing......
Every year when our kids were growing up we had an Advent wreath with the evening ritual of lighting the Advent candles at dinner. When everyone moved out and it was just the two of us, that tradition somehow got lost. When 3 of our grandchildren came to live with us this fall, it seemed......
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