Conditional Surrender? No Such Thing in God’s Kingdom

There is no such thing as a conditional surrender in God's Kingdom. An excerpt from "Dare to Call Him Friend" by Katherine Walden

Conditional Surrender: An updated excerpt from “Dare to Call Him Friend“, by Katherine Walden, available on Amazon. There is no conditional surrender in the Kingdom of God. This truth was never more apparent than in a maximum-security prison I visited in Colombia, South America. Conditions were harsh. The prisoners lived in cramped and dark cellblocks […]

No Roses But A Greater Sacrifice

He didn’t prove His love at a candlelight dinner. There were no long-stemmed roses, but there were thorns. Yes, there were thorns.

This week is the second busiest week for florists, coming in just behind Mothers Day weekend. Roses and bouquets, chocolates, fine wine, dinners out, and other romantic gestures will reign supreme. Even kids will get into the action by giving each other store-bought valentines. It’s Valentines Day! But did you know this day was initially […]

He Called Us First

We get it wrong all too often. God wooed us to his heart long before we were aware we needed him

C. S. Lewis’s marvellous series, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, introduced me to Eustace, whose life-changing experiences were described in “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”. Through his own personal encounters with Aslan, the stubborn, obnoxious, self-centred lad grew in his faith. He desired to please the one who set him free from the prison of […]

If It’s Not a Good Fit Make Some Adjustments

The more layers we try to hide under, the more complicated our lives become. What are you trying to protect? Your image? Your reputation? Your heart?

Isaiah 61:10 – “He has clothed me with the garments of salvation; He has covered me with the robe of righteousness.” During the 1960s, Montana, Idaho, and Washington State were popular vacation destinations for Southern Alberta families. Gasoline was cheap, and the Canadian and American dollars were at par. Families loaded their cars and tent […]