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”
Peace Prayer of Saint FrancisLord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;where there is sadness, joy.O divine Master, grant that I may not so … [Read more...] about Where There is Hatred, Let Me Sow Love
The people who are now living in darkness will see a great light. - Isaiah 9:2 (NIRV) When I was a child growing up in church, one of my favourite Christmas traditions was the lighting of the advent candles each Sunday. Each Sunday a different family was chosen to light the candle and share … [Read more...] about The Great Light at Christmas
We know our most important relationships are supposed to be filled with joy and peace and love, especially during the Christmas season… but in reality, many of us have difficult and painful relationships with those we love the most. Beloved Enemy One searing, body wracking pain, and then, … [Read more...] about Beloved Enemy