Faith is an ongoing orientation of the soul towards God. -Brian Zahnd It was the beginning of December and I was getting the boys ready to go pick out our Christmas tree. My husband called and said he was leaving the office and we would meet him at the tree lot down the road. Of course we … [Read more...] about Orientation of the Soul
When I was a little girl my favourite Christmas decoration belonged to my grandmother. It was a Merry Christmas sign that hung in her kitchen window. The letters were studded with mini lights that flashed and changed colours. I would sit at her table while she mashed the squash and buttered the … [Read more...] about Unforced Rhythms of Grace
I am not naturally a patient person. I’m a fast walker, a quick reader. It’s hard for me to take things slow. This is not always to my advantage, so I’m trying to find ways to practice patience. To see the benefit in sometimes taking the long route rather than the shortcut. I made chocolate … [Read more...] about Waiting Patiently
September often brings with it a feeling of melancholy for me. Despite the cozy feels and the beauty of the fall leaves and the urge to be in the kitchen baking, the melancholy still comes. I think a lot of people deal with this shift in mood when summer closes. The amount of sun to enjoy gets … [Read more...] about How Long Will You Forget Me?
When I was a young girl, still sleeping across the hall from my parents, I had a love affair with my Bible. Every night under the dim light of my clip-on bed lamp I read from my NLT with the black leather cover and the silk ribbon down the middle. I underlined and highlighted and scribbled in the … [Read more...] about Search Me Lord
On most days when 4 o’clock rolls around you will find me in the same place — in my kitchen making supper. I begin the chopping and sautéing and set the table. I call the boys in from the backyard and wash the dirt from underneath their little fingernails. Then the four of us gather around the table … [Read more...] about A Servant’s Heart