What an incredible life I am living. A week ago yesterday, I completed the longest stretch of travel I have ever done, about 4.5 weeks. It was by far the longest amount of time I have been apart from my girls, though I had two quick overnighters interspersed throughout the 4.5 weeks. It included writing … More God’s Timing, Part 1
(My apologies if the formatting is still wrong. It is not publishing as it is supposed to…) Last week, some of the beautiful ladies on our university campus invited me to share with them about being “kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23b). I was richly blessed in the study! … More The Way of Abiding [Celebrating God’s Faithfulness]
I spent a lot of time over the last year, now that I’m writing from home, asking the question, “Am I a leader or not a leader?” I don’t fit the profile. I don’t have the energy or drive that some leaders do. And I love being a wife and a mom… I am an … More Learning leadership with Jesus at home
I just got off the phone with my sweet, spitfire of a mentor, who calls all of heaven and earth to bend their ear at the sound of her mere laughter… She has a name, but I will refer to her today as Mrs. Moses, for a mighty deliverer indeed she is! (*wink) My heart … More A World Changer Without A Title.
I was reading in Genesis this morning, moving through the One Year Bible, and came upon the passage where Abraham was visited by three heavenly beings who had taken on physical form (Gen 18)… A short re-cap of the story… It was “the hottest part of the day” (v.1) for Abraham. Seeking shade, he would … More REFLECTING ON THE WORD, Genesis 18
I knelt before the rubble, beneath the looming, weighted sky. My knees were scraped in the rough sands of jagged rocks and broken wires… The ruins of what once was. In the crumbled pieces of a life once lived, I wept. The walls came down. … Once tall and mighty, my city thrived! It boasted … More The Walls Came Down
Today, I marvel at the place on which my feet are standing, my spiritual feet, so to speak. Around 15 years ago, I started a journey of crying out to God for physical healing in my life. I didn’t have a life-threatening disease, nor was I completely debilitated. Still, a chronic illness had settled into … More In the Waiting
I closed my eyes behind the soft fabric of the black eye mask, willing myself to lay still. Even though the pillow felt soft and the light duvet was just the right amount of weight on this mid-August afternoon (which is basically Fall in Atlantic Canada!), I laid restless, with random thoughts tugging at my … More Strength in Solitude (instead of loneliness)
“I whispered the last of the goodnight kisses through the shrinking door crack to my daughter’s bedroom. When the latch clicked into place, I paused, my hand still on the knob, with my forehead bent toward the familiar wooden panel. I shut my eyes and breathed heavy. It was always the same. On the … More When I feel ALONE.
Where I live, there is a lot of pain. And people go through their life, coping with their pain, while keeping one eye on the distant horizon, searching for that oasis off in the distance that might offer respite from their loneliness, disappointments, or unhealthy relationships and circumstances. When I got re-married, I couldn’t help … More Building Your Capacity Through Pain