If you could trade in your heaviness for joy and hope, would you?
If you could trade in your sickness for health, would you?
If you could trade in your restlessness for peace, would you?
If you could trade in your weakness for strength, would you?
If you could trade in your shame for forgiveness and […]
A number of years ago I was in a Lutheran church building near my hometown in Alberta, Canada. I was distracted for part of the service because there were banners everywhere with the same three letters on them, but I couldn’t figure out what the letters stood for. The banners were over the pulpit, over […]
We have all likely seen (or been) that parent who, in an attempt to get their fussy, distracted baby to eat something, tried sneakily coaxing their little one, ”Open up wide, the airplane’s coming in for a landing!”
Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Babies kinda have a mind of their own.
Today, October 15th, is a day of remembrance.
Two days ago, Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving with friends, family and great food. But today is different.
It’s a day I wouldn’t have paid much attention to if it weren’t for an event that happened in my life just over a year ago.
I never imagined having […]
Our little one isn’t even born yet, but I did something today that I think I want to turn into a tradition and do every year with my kids at Easter: baking with a purpose! (What can I say…I’m a teacher at heart and if I can combine a meaningful lesson with fun and food, […]
It felt like 3 little bubbles gently bursting on the inside.
Unexpected, soft, yet very obvious.
My baby’s first kicks.
What a miracle! We’d had 3 ultrasounds done and could see each time how our little one was moving about in my womb – lively, active, discovering his own tiny hands and feet and sucking […]
Leading…protecting…disciplining…carrying…providing. The job of a German Shepherd.
No, not a 4-legged furry animal, but a real German man whose job is shepherding. I was privileged to meet one this week.
I was at our ministry base (located at the edge of a village nestled in the hills) and about to head home for the afternoon […]
‘But…I’m no good at speaking,’ Moses countered when God said He wanted to use him to rescue the Israelites.
‘But…I am too young,’ Jeremiah retorted when he heard God’s call.
‘But…I am the worst of all sinners,’ noted Paul.
How many times do we offer ‘Yes, but…’ answers to God?
Have we ever considered that […]
Small hands digging through a bowl of dusty flour and baking soda, searching for a few more chocolate chips in the batter.
Leaping from the 5th step into Auntie’s unexpecting arms.
Using the only words he knows – ‘da, da’ – and pleading eyes to ask me to do up his jacket before heading outside.
Dear Friend in the Philippines,
To brothers, sisters, parents; to teachers, to police officers, to rescue workers.
To Lorraine, a friend I’ve never met personally but written letters to since I was young; and to Audrey, our precious 9-year old sponsor child.
I cannot imagine how your life has been turned upside down […]
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