Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is an ancient Christian practice that helps us move toward a posture/practice of being centered in God. The following reflection is borrowed from “The Praying Church Idea Book” by Douglas Kamstra. Let it be a guide and encouragement to your own prayer practice this Lent! Centering prayer is an attempt to eliminate the “outside noises” (lawns being mowed, … Read More


When I was in third grade, it was my Grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary.  To celebrate this amazing milestone, they took our whole family—aunts, uncles, and cousins included—on an out West adventure.  From Custer National Park and the Badlands to Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone, then to Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons as our final destination. In impeccable 1990s family trip … Read More


Eugene Peterson’s words in a book titled Reversed Thunder startle me: “Failure to worship consigns us to a life of spasms and jerks, at the mercy of every advertisement, every seduction, every siren. Without worship we live manipulated and manipulating lives. We move in either frightened panic or deluded lethargy as we are, in turn, alarmed by specters and soothed … Read More

Hello Lent 2024

Hello. Welcome back to this little corner of the life of Pillar Church. This season of Lent we are focusing on a theme called Centered. In the journal you will find some reflections and prompts for prayer that invite us into a life that is centered in Christ. As you walk through the season, whatever your journey looks like, we … Read More