Three Friends, Three Books

Today I'm excited to introduce three books from three friends that are making an impact on me. Each touches me in a different way: poetry that stirs my heart, mind, and soul; missionary stories that inspire me; and a devotional book that I'm already planning to use next year. The first excerpt is a poem … Continue reading Three Friends, Three Books

In Your Hurry, Seek Holy Selfishness

One of the reasons I love social media is the opportunity to connect with writer friends like Chris Maxwell, whose writing and personal story have greatly encouraged and blessed me. I came to know him first as an author and survivor of a devastating health crisis, but his main vocation is Director of Spiritual Life … Continue reading In Your Hurry, Seek Holy Selfishness

You’re Invited: Ready, Set, Launch!!

Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength officially launches into the world this week, and you're invited to help me celebrate at House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford, B.C., on Saturday, September 8 at 7:00pm. Come for special music, a sample reading from the book, author Q & A, book signing, and enter … Continue reading You’re Invited: Ready, Set, Launch!!

Enter to Win a Copy of Four Gifts

I used to think that self-care was all about adding something to my life, like adding some time to read, or going to the art gallery, or taking a Sunday afternoon stroll around the park. But to add in self-care meant that I also needed to stop some other things, like watching less  television, or … Continue reading Enter to Win a Copy of Four Gifts

Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength

It's three weeks and one day until Four Gifts officially launches into the world! I have a wonderful launch team helping to spread the word, and some of you dear readers have also asked how you can help: let your friends, church library, local library and bookstore know about the book by downloading this Four Gifts information … Continue reading Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength

On Being Silenced and How to Speak Up

Kathy Khang's new book begins with a powerful personal story of being silenced and speaking up. There had been some conflict brewing behind the scenes at a staff leadership conference, a conflict that included racial, gender, and cultural dynamics. When the situation was finally brought up on the last night of the gathering, Kathy felt … Continue reading On Being Silenced and How to Speak Up

Walk With Me: Learning to Love and Follow Jesus

While I love being busy and actively engaged with other people, I also love my moments of solitude and silence. So today I'm sharing a letter written by Jenny McGill about how all of us might steal away from whatever daily dramas we face and be refreshed. I had to smile at one of her … Continue reading Walk With Me: Learning to Love and Follow Jesus

Teaching Children to Pray

Before I get to my article today, I'd like to clarify that there are two ways to receive my free email updates: (1) using WordPress and (2) using MailChimp. Both are secure, reliable services, but MailChimp is customized with personal notes and announcements. That's where I shared my decision to return to weekly blogging, and also issued … Continue reading Teaching Children to Pray