Pastor Marcia Wakeland maintained a monthly column in the Synod E-news on Spiritual Practices. You can find all of the articles she has written for her column here.
The Practices of Prayer I
The Practices of Prayer II
The Practices of Prayer III
Spiritual Practice of a Small Group
The Spiritual Practice of Walking Slowly
The Freedom of Giving Money Away
Saying Yes and Saying No
The Way We Walk: Musings on the Spiritual Practices of Lutherans
An excerpt from her inaugural article, "The Way We Walk: Musings on the Spiritual Practices of Lutherans"
"I’ve been interested in spirituality for a long time. I’m a spiritual director; I lead spiritual retreats; I’ve gone on spiritual pilgrimages; I have a library of spiritual books. But when asked by Bishop Shelley to write a series of articles on Spiritual Practices (also called Spiritual Disciplines), I felt it was an invitation to look at this topic like it was new, and to look at it particularly for Lutherans. What do we do traditionally and what new is leaking into our practices? What practices have we neglected or avoided in the wider Christian tradition?"