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

How to Get More Life in Your Prayer Life

"If you're bored, then you must be boring," said Harvey Danger, Dr. Laura, and I'm-not-sure-who-all-else, but if you're bored with your prayer life, I don't think it means that you're boring and neither is God. If you're a regular pray-er, it's not uncommon to get stuck in a rut of well-worn practices, whether you find … Continue reading How to Get More Life in Your Prayer Life

Spark Your Spiritual Gifts – Part Two

As requested, in this post I continue with my notes from the Mennonite Church B.C. Women's Ministry retreat. See my notes from Part One here.  As the giver of every good gift, God sometimes acts fast! Like the Holy Spirit suddenly descending on Jesus' first disciples and inspiring them to speak in other tongues (Acts … Continue reading Spark Your Spiritual Gifts – Part Two