Recently, I had a fight with my husband over something. It doesn’t matter what—in this case, I had been wronged. (There are lots of times when I have wronged him in our marriage as well. Obviously.) I woke up at 4:00 in the morning, steaming. Finally, I sat up in bed. My husband woke and asked if … [Read more...] about Racism and Repentance
I find myself with many many thoughts these days. Trying to allow my brain the time it needs to process the changes due to a global pandemic and most recently for us here in Nova Scotia, Canada with the tragic situation of a mass shooting and senseless act of evil. As a mental health worker I am … [Read more...] about He Holds The Future
The other night while I was standing at the stove frying the falafel for dinner my four year old comes into the kitchen, takes his thumb out of his mouth, and asks “When are we allowed to see someone again? Is the sickness over yet?” He pops his thumb back in his mouth as he waits for my answer. I … [Read more...] about Grief, Lament & Covid 19
Church buildings all over the world are shutting their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a discouraging time, to say the least, to be forced to keep our distance from each other. But these decisions are wise and for the best, even if they are not easy. And so on this Sunday morning … [Read more...] about We Are The Church
I have decided to give up Instagram for Lent. I haven’t taken part in this aspect of Christian tradition in the past, but this year I was curious about what it might teach me. Shrove Tuesday arrived (the day before Lent), and as I stood flipping pancakes for my boys’ supper, I wondered if perhaps … [Read more...] about Taste the Moment
Be kind and compassionate to each other, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you. - Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) This question has been on my heart and mind for quite some time now. What does it mean to truly forgive? I don’t mean forgiving the rude teenager working the counter at Starbucks … [Read more...] about What Does it Mean to Truly Forgive?