dear mentor

Dear Mentor: Is there time for Advent?

Dear Mentor, I have always loved observing Advent, but this year I am in grad school and overwhelmed by coursework, research, and all the... more

Dear Mentor: Finding Time for Friendships?

Dear Mentor,  I recently began a faculty position in a new community. My time is filled with new class prep, writing commitments, and setting up... more

Dear Mentor: Is this all there is?

I love Bronwyn’s writing and her work has appeared at The Well before. When I saw this “Dear Bronwyn” question and her response here on her blog... more

staff picks

Spiritual Formation

Blinded by Busyness

Last week, my neighbor needed a neighbor but I was too busy to be one.  She’s dealing with some harrowing systemic injustices at work and needed someone to lament with... more
Spiritual Formation

The Examen

Each evening, sometime between turning off the kitchen lights and sinking my head into my pillow, I spend a few minutes with my journal, sifting through the events of the day... more


from the blog

Thank you for the ministry of…this Facebook page?

I’m new to the staff of The Well, and part of my new role is managing its Facebook page. Have you “liked” us yet? We hope so! Recently I received a message from one of our “fans” that thanked... more

Epiphany and Competing Calendars: #thestruggleisreal

A couple of weeks into Advent, I realized that our best-laid plans for living into the season were for naught. Though we had our Advent wreath on the dining room table with a short devotional guide... more

Making Friends with the Saints

Each time I recite the Apostle’s Creed I affirm that I believe in the “communion of saints.” I have often connected these words with the Book of Hebrews’ “great cloud of witnesses” and imagined them cheering me on... more