Connecting with God, each other, and ourselves in the broken and beautiful

About Arianne Braithwaite Lehn

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Arianne is a mother, one half of a clergy couple, writer, and ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church (USA). She’s originally from Sioux Falls, SD and graduated from Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) with degrees in English Literature and Biblical/Theological Studies. She originally planned on Law School until God called her to Taiwan where everything changed, and later graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago).

Arianne and her husband, Jeff (the other clergy couple half) live in Wilmette, IL with their three children. In addition to working as a writer/editor for Illustrated Ministry,  Arianne’s book, Ash and Starlight: Prayers for the Chaos and Grace of Daily Life was published in October of 2019.

She believes the world is a broken and beautiful place, and that a tender, strong God holds us in it. Her purpose in this blog is to find connection and wholeness on the journey. To learn more about the story behind this blog’s title, please see her original post.


  1. joan ruble

    Your weekly prayer was so appreciated. It spoke directly to me. And I thank you and your ability to put such kind and helpful thoughts into words and to share them with others. God bless you Joan

    • ariannelehn

      Thank you so much, Joan! I am humbled and grateful to hear God connected with your heart in a meaningful way through the prayer. God bless you!

  2. corpraid

    Thank You for contributing to “Disciplines 2018” for the week of May 21 – 27, 2018. I enjoyed the daily readings, and now knowing of your daily prayers here. Dave Shelden, San Antonio, TX

    • ariannelehn

      Thank you, Dave! Blessings to you!

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