Fasting: What it is and what it isn’t

By Elizabeth Prata Spiritual disciplines. We all know that they are. Reading the Bible. Praying. Giving. Attending church. Doing good works. Fasting. Fasting isn't talked about much and when it is, it's sort of either glossed over or it's folded in as part of the latest diet-fad-plan. What IS the spiritual discipline of fasting, then? …

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“Dear Woman Feeling Called to Ministry…” By Ayanna Thomas

I like what Ayanna Thomas has to say. She makes sense, is humble, insightful, and joyous. Here is the start of her Instagram piece today: Read the rest here. "I know how you feel. You see so many women around you "stepping into their calling." And you feel this urge to do something too. You …

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Don’t let discouragement capture you

By Elizabeth Prata I've been quietly grieving and upset about the abortion issue. When NY passed the abortion on demand anytime law, I wrote to a friend and predicted that soon we will be confronted with abortions in the birth canal, then simply killings outside the womb. I was shocked and frankly, surprised, at how …

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