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

Sharing Faith Stories for Every Day

I love the cover of my newest book and am so excited to share it with you! Finally, after MONTHS of waiting: It's here! It's here! It looks more like a magazine cover than a book, doesn't it? And as a book, it's short--under 49 pages, so it doesn't meet the UNESCO definition of a book. … Continue reading Sharing Faith Stories for Every Day

How to Start a Small Group

Get motivated and get the word out. Instead of giving up something for Lent this year, I decided to start a small group that would use Christ Is for Us. After working on the book last year, I was eager to share the published version, so I committed to prayer, put out the word, invited anyone interested … Continue reading How to Start a Small Group

A One-Day Retreat to Release Your Creativity

As part of my Lent this year, I'll be leading a one-day retreat on creativity, thanks to the creative women of Ottawa Mennonite Church. On April 1, our day starts with coffee at 9am 9:30am, and then we'll celebrate God's gift of creativity and how we might release it more and more in our own lives. … Continue reading A One-Day Retreat to Release Your Creativity

So Much To Be Thankful For!

Yo tengo tanto para agradecer! In the words of our song with the children on Thanksgiving Sunday, I have so much to be thankful for! Our Thanksgiving worship display illustrated that beautifully by featuring foods and recipe books from around the world. Thank you to everyone who contributed and who so lovingly put together this … Continue reading So Much To Be Thankful For!

5 Reasons Why I Love My New Journal

I love my new gratitude journal from Tyndale Books even though I haven't written in it yet. I'm only about half-way through my current journal, so I'm not ready to start a new one, but that hasn't stopped me from feasting my eyes on Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal. Here's how I'm making good … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Love My New Journal

My Ten Best Pinterest Boards: Creativity, Hybrid Publishing, Easy Food Gifts, and More!

"Oh I had forgotten that you were on Pinterest," says a reader, "You should remind us again." If you're a Pinterest fan, you may not need this reminder, but since I just learned a cool trick to embed my Pinterest boards here, I thought I'd try it below. If you're not familiar with Pinterest, well … Continue reading My Ten Best Pinterest Boards: Creativity, Hybrid Publishing, Easy Food Gifts, and More!

Celebrate Christmas with a Free Download on the Birth of Jesus

In a previous article, I wrote about Green Egg Media and its ten-volume Power Bible, which re-tells the biblical story from creation to the minor prophets, from the birth of Jesus to the vision of God’s eternal kingdom. Each volume looks and feels substantial, with vibrant colours, detailed drawings, and quality production. Now the Power Bible Birth of … Continue reading Celebrate Christmas with a Free Download on the Birth of Jesus