May Jesus Walk with You from One Creative Step to the Next

Late last night I returned from a fantastic few days connecting with people in Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC). My sincere thanks to everyone who so graciously hosted me and for the opportunity to share with you in so many ways both formally and more informally! The invitation I received to speak at the Spring … Continue reading May Jesus Walk with You from One Creative Step to the Next

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 (based on Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity).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 … Continue reading Spark Your Spiritual Gifts – Part Two

Spark Your Spiritual Gifts – Part One

This weekend I broke a personal record by being at the lovely Camp Squeah for the third time in three weeks--our annual church retreat at the end of September, a pastors' retreat in early October, and then speaking at a women's retreat this weekend. Whew! Each time had a different focus and personality, with deep … Continue reading Spark Your Spiritual Gifts – Part One

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Interested in a Free Book? Enter the Spark Giveaway

To celebrate the recent publication of Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity, today I'm posting a brief excerpt and holding a giveaway. To enter the draw for a free copy of Spark, please leave a comment at the end of this article and/or share on social media and let me know.  I'll do a random draw on … Continue reading Interested in a Free Book? Enter the Spark Giveaway

Spark Your Spiritual Gifts Women’s Retreat

We've been having gorgeous summer weather for some time now, but in our household whatever the weather, summer doesn't really start until Gary's finished with his college end-of-year meetings. He reached his milestone of 25 years of teaching (congratulations, my love!), finished off the year with a final staff coffee break, and now for us … Continue reading Spark Your Spiritual Gifts Women’s Retreat

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Re-Thinking One of the Myths of Creativity

Publishing information updated August 2020 I'm excited that Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity is now available for order! Nurture your spirit with this dynamic, 12-session women’s Bible study for personal or group use. Here's an excerpt: One of the myths about creativity is that it’s only about radically new ideas. But according to British psychologist Michael Kirton, creativity … Continue reading Re-Thinking One of the Myths of Creativity

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How To Spark Your Creativity: Cover Reveal

Last October, we finally had a title for Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity, and since then, I finished the manuscript, reviewed it with Mennonite Women USA and Mennonite Women Canada who commissioned the project, made revisions, reviewed the manuscript with MennoMedia as the publisher, did some fine-tuning, and now I'm excited to share the cover!   … Continue reading How To Spark Your Creativity: Cover Reveal

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Why Writers Should Say No to Work-In-Progress Tours (except this one)

Writers need to be writing - so earlier this year I posted Why Writers Should Stop Blogging, and now I'm adding Why Writers Should Say No to Work-In-Progress Tours (except this one). A WIP Tour sounds like a chain letter only without the threat of dire consequences: just link back to the person before you, … Continue reading Why Writers Should Say No to Work-In-Progress Tours (except this one)