The Gratitude Gift That Keeps on Giving

In July of this year, I decided to cut back on writing in this space from weekly to every second week. By doing so, I hoped to make more writing room for my new book project and to ease what sometimes felt like a relentless pace of blogging. Today I'm making an exception with this … Continue reading The Gratitude Gift That Keeps on Giving

Holidays for the Hurting: A Devotion to Help You Heal

In our household, the first Sunday of Advent marks the official start of our count-down to Christmas. So yesterday we lit the first of the four Advent candles at church and put up the first of our decorations at home. Today I usher in this Advent and Christmas season with an excerpt from Holidays for … Continue reading Holidays for the Hurting: A Devotion to Help You Heal

Hobbies With a Purpose

Hobby (noun) - an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure. Hobbies are important to who we are and how we function as individuals and communities. How do our hobbies express our connections with God’s creation?  How do they help us celebrate our own uniqueness? How do they enable us to relate to others? When Purpose magazine issued this … Continue reading Hobbies With a Purpose

5 Reasons to be Inspired by Psalm 111

Praise the Lord! I thank the Lord with all my heart. . . . Psalm 111 is one of my favourite psalms of thanksgiving, from these exuberant opening words of thanks, through the great works of God that form the centerpiece of the psalm, to the closing affirmation: God's praise lasts forever! Here are five reasons to be … Continue reading 5 Reasons to be Inspired by Psalm 111

Human Just Like Us

I can understand that Jesus is our example in spiritual things, but for day-to-day living, that just doesn't make any sense. My friend raised a good point. After all, Jesus never had to deal with high school peer pressure. He never married or had the responsibility of raising children. He never experienced losing a job … Continue reading Human Just Like Us