Surrender and trust. Over these past several months God has been teaching me a lot about these two words. Back in november I met a guy and we hit it off really well. Almost immediately after that first encounter I felt a wave of crazy, strong feelings and emotions. I was afraid of it. So I buried … [Read more...] about Surrender
Learning to Listen One Loonie at a Time
I have been in want of a loonie (our Canadian $1 coin) more times than I can count when stopping for groceries at No Frills. And shopping for a family of six with a little handheld basket is next door to impossible. But without that shiny gold coin, the big yellow carts are off limits. It’s an … [Read more...] about Learning to Listen One Loonie at a Time
Meeting God at Church
Finding God in ordinary places Part 5 I am sure that Satan often saves his best offensive moves for Sundays, especially on the way to church. This particular Sunday, my kids who usually behave pretty well in the car, were bickering. I don’t know who was touching who but it was obviously a … [Read more...] about Meeting God at Church
A Test and a Trust: Lessons From Spike
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. - Proverbs 3:3, (NLT) A few months after losing our beloved senior dog, a friend shared an advertisement from a rescue group looking to place a large male chocolate lab. They had … [Read more...] about A Test and a Trust: Lessons From Spike
Too Busy for Easter?
How Busy is too busy? I vividly remember Kimberly and I standing in our kitchen one night about seven or eight years ago. We were preparing dinner as we listened to a Christian radio station. The DJ made a remark that profoundly affected us both. He said something to the effect “If you’re not … [Read more...] about Too Busy for Easter?
Agere Contra – To Act Against
I’ve always been interested in the lives of the Christian saints and mystics, and one particular life has been on my mind lately. Which is the life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, who was a Spanish Catholic priest and theologian, and the founder of the Society of Jesus. But it was actually his life … [Read more...] about Agere Contra – To Act Against