I love to give my friends meaningful presents, and I am always in pursuit of just the perfect gift! Case in point: a few years ago, one of my closest friends approached a milestone birthday. I wanted to honour her, not just because she was an amazing friend, but because she was someone I greatly […]
Today’s Agenda: Love Well
How well do we value others? Do we see them as a project, or do we see them as someone of infinite value to God and worthy of our love? Are they on our ‘to-do’ list, or are they on our ‘to-love-well’ list? Never view a person as a problem to be solved; view them […]
Are You Creating Barriers for Newcomers Who Don’t Speak Christianese?
I love to fellowship with newcomers who immigrated to Canada. As I was in missions for several years, something deep inside me is fed when many cultures worship together. Two women from Sudan joined a small group I co-led a few years ago. Work and family responsibilities allowed them to be with us for only […]
Love One Another. A command or a suggestion?
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot. And usually, I get into trouble when I think. But in this case, I’ve been reading the Bible every year following the Daily Audio Bible. About a month ago, we were in the book of John, and we came across a very familiar passage. It’s one of the most […]
A Tale of Two Outreaches – Love Trumps Fear
In my early twenties, I took part in two short-term outreaches within a couple of months of each other. The first outreach was to a remote area of Canada, about 9 hours northwest of where I was living at the time. I am deliberately vague as to the exact location to protect the identities of […]
Stop the Blame Game When It Comes To Healing
I am disabled and have been since childhood. I also believe God heals today. One of my pet peeves is a person who holds a belief system that chastises others for using certain words to describe themselves. I do not believe I am cursing myself by stating I am disabled. It is not my identity; […]