Four Gifts quietly turned one-year-old last Wednesday, September 4. There was no party, no cake, no fanfare, but today I’m marking the occasion by giving away a FREE copy that you can keep for yourself or give to a friend, your pastor, another church leader, or anyone else you’d like to bless with some self-care. … Continue reading A Happy Birthday Free Gift
When I heard about Rebecca Brewster Stevenson's new book on waiting, I could hardly “wait” to read it. I’ve featured other posts on waiting, and for my next subscriber bonus, I’m planning a short ebook on How to Wait Well. I hoped that her new book might add to my own understanding of waiting and … Continue reading From Expectation to Delighted Expectancy
I did a double-take when I first read the title, The Radical Pursuit of Rest---isn't "pursuit" the opposite of "rest"? Author John Koessler definitely sparked my interest, and his subtitle added to the intrigue: Escaping the Productivity Trap. In his introduction, Koessler says that while his book contains practical suggestions on how we might pursue … Continue reading Enter to Win a Free Copy of The Radical Pursuit of Rest
Plan a play date, go for a walk through your favourite park, and take time to enjoy the beauty and wonder of God. - Christine Aroney-Sine, A Daily Dose of Awe This week I received a delightful surprise in my mail box: The Gift of Wonder: Creative Practices for Delighting in God by Christine Aroney-Sine (InterVarsity … Continue reading Enter to Win a Free Copy of The Gift of Wonder
I am so grateful for everyone who helped with my Four Gifts launch party, and for everyone who came to help me celebrate! One woman said that Four Gifts is just what she needs as she juggles an active family life with her husband commuting to work, her children in school, her job outside the home, and her … Continue reading Four Gifts Launch Party Photos
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!!
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
last updated August 16, 2019 I was surprised to learn from a parent in my congregation that sometimes her young children would repeat phrases from my prayers at church in their own prayers before bed. On Sunday mornings when we thought they weren't paying attention to worship--when they were looking at a kids' book, or … Continue reading Teaching Children to Pray