The Invitation of Wide Open Spaces

When trouble surrounded me, I cried out to the Eternal; He answered me and brought me to a wide, open space.   Psalm 118:5-6 The Voice  We finally took down our Christmas tree. We left it up much later this year than is usual for us. We were savouring the lights in the early mornings and evenings. … Continue reading The Invitation of Wide Open Spaces

TURNING BACK: Finding What I Thought I’d Lost

The year ended, leaving me, with a surprise. I know it’s now the new year and we are supposed to be looking forward but before I do, I need to TURN BACK to the old year for a minute. I need to process something I wasn’t expecting. I found Christmas this year. I thought it … Continue reading TURNING BACK: Finding What I Thought I’d Lost

What It Means to Live BRAVE

The other night I was watching one of those made for tv holiday movies that causes my husband’s eyes to roll and the words “chick flick” hangs in the air. I’ll admit, they are a weakness for me. Occasionally though, they surprise you. In the movie, The Christmas Gift there was this awesome line. The … Continue reading What It Means to Live BRAVE

Telling the Truth

“Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. On my account you will be brought before the governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how … Continue reading Telling the Truth

How Easter Changed Everything

Today as I drove my kids and my husband to school and work, it rained and was grey and dull.  My spirit felt gray and dull too.  Where was all the glory from Easter?  It appeared that it had faded into the recesses as the world took over once again. Easter Changes Everything.  That was … Continue reading How Easter Changed Everything

If I Lived 2000 Years Ago….

It’s Holy Week which is the week leading up to Easter.  Growing up in a mainstream church, we never really talked about Holy Week.  At least I don't’ remember doing so.  When I went to a different church while I was in university I was introduced to Holy Week.  How the whole week is an … Continue reading If I Lived 2000 Years Ago….

The Whisper of Hope When It All Seems Black

There are days, seasons where it seems that the darkness outweighs the light.  A good friend and I have been talking over the last couple of days.  She said, “There is nothing new under the sun.”  She’s right but it doesn’t make the world any less crazy, scary.  Hard to understand. Sickness, war, cancer, death, … Continue reading The Whisper of Hope When It All Seems Black

The Tale of Two Disciples

My favourite disciple is Peter.  The fact that he was like a bull in a china shop at times, endears him to me.  I’ve felt and acted like that too.  Charging into conversations, situations without thinking, just reacting.  Words popping out of my mouth before I can even think them over.  Saying I’d NEVER....only to … Continue reading The Tale of Two Disciples

Who We “Get to See”

  I was cleaning out a bookcase today and I found this gem.   It’s not like it was lost.  I knew it was there, I just hadn’t looked at it lately.  It is symbolic to me in many ways. I got to see Karen Kain dance her farewell tour.  I use the word “I … Continue reading Who We “Get to See”

More Part 2

Do I love Jesus more than all? The only way to answer that question with a “yes” requires something I don’t do really well.  In society today it’s a four letter word (even though it’s ten letters). Submission. Releasing control or going against my own desires is a foreign state of being for me.  It’s … Continue reading More Part 2