I love the church. Period. Full stop. Has the church frustrated me? yes Has the church hurt me? yes Has the church made me want to never darken the door again? yes Does the church get it wrong? yes Is she sometimes blind, deaf and dumb? yes BUT… I love the church with all my […]
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A lot has taken place in the last ten days or so. I feel like I’ve been in a whirlwind. The world has shifted for me in some not so little ways… I attended a conference, a retreat, several meetings and work. I have slept in 4 different beds. I travelled out of the province, north of […]
Dear readers…all 2 of you! Things have been super quiet here on the blog. Why? Because life has been extremely loud. Crazy in fact. Right in this moment, I am extremely thankful for the quiet I am currently experiencing. My job disappeared. Some things that were askew righted themselves. Some kids are growing up. And […]
This post was originally going to be a post and then I got brave and told our pastor that maybe I had something to share …. sometime. I told him that after the service on Sunday, on Tuesday he called and said, “How about THIS Sunday.” After a small panic attack and several phone […]
Today is my birthday and marks the end of thirty years of ministry! I started working at camp when I was 16 and have been involved in some kind of ministry ever since. There have been three decades of working with children, youth, women, leading small groups and Bible studies. Leading and or playing on […]
We were on vacation recently. Road tripping through the beautiful Canadian west from Saskatoon to Victoria and beyond! We only had three kids with us so it felt kinda weird. Probably what ‘normal’ families feel like most of the time. We only needed one hotel room and people were far more willing to let us […]
I picked a ‘flower’ today! That hasn’t happened in sooooooo long! By ‘flower’ I mean a little revelation that comes as I bop along life’s road. It feels a little like God sweeps back the veil for just a moment and you get a flash of understanding that is just for that moment. My old […]
Standing in the middle of a bookstore surrounded by the smell of ink and paper and Starbucks coffee I am overcome. There are millions of words contained on these shelves and not one of them is mine. I have dreamed of being a writer since as long as I can remember. Dreamt of my name […]
I am doing my best to savour summer. I will be the first to admit that summer is NOT my favourite season of the year. I am not into any of the following: heat humidity dust/dirt sticky, sweaty skin legs sticking to seats when I actually where shorts I am fond of: beautiful flowers leafy, […]
It’s Tuesday morning and the sun is sparkling behind the clouds and trees. It’s Tuesday morning and three kids have been on the bus for half an hour, one kid is in the shower, one may still be in bed and one didn’t come home last night. (Update: she was in bed…late for school…grumpy) It’s […]
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