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
Where I live, we’ve all been told to stock up on food in the face of COVID-19. Before my workplace shut down, I joined the herd at the grocery store, trying to find food on the shelves that was imperishable. Food that lasts and does not spoil. I settled on spiced tuna and Kraft dinner. Don’t judge … [Read more...] about Imperishable
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?
I sometimes find it difficult to believe that God hears me and would want to have a relationship with me. After all, there are billions of people on earth and it's easy to feel insignificant in the grand scheme of things. It's easy to wonder if He's really there, especially when we don't get … [Read more...] about “Not Yet”