• There’s Hope for the Brokenhearted

    “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit”—Psalm 34:18 (ESV). For more than five months, one of our church members was ill. Despite the loss of two teenage grandsons, she was a spirit-filled joyful woman. She gladly volunteered at church and in our community, and those who knew Terri have […]

  • Christian woman faith heroes: Phillis Wheatley fought the horror of slavery

    Phillis Wheatley, an enslaved black woman who became one of the first published writers in North America, was a Christian who fought the horror of slavery. Phillis was born in West Africa in 1753 but as a young girl was sold by a local chief to a slave trader and, in 1761, transported to North […]

  • Timing, common ground, and fruitfulness in witness

    After more than a decade of cultivating a relationship with one of our neighbors, I finally got around to having a conversation with him about spiritual matters.  I’ve been thinking, “why didn’t I do this sooner?” It’s so easy to get into a perpetual cultivation strategy and procrastinate about addressing spiritual issues.  Sometimes the timing […]

  • Living a life of no regrets

    “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”  Ecc. 3: 1 A Different Track When I was 38 I was still single, never married, and quite satisfied.  But it wasn’t always that way. Growing up I dreamed of marrying, raising children and cheering my husband on in his career.  Not in my […]

  • Faith heroes: Katharina von Bora, an inspiring figure 500 years on

    Katharina von Bora, the nun who married the former monk Martin Luther, continues to be an inspiring figure after nearly five hundred years. Katharina was born into a family of nobility in Saxony, near Leipzig in Germany, in 1499. At the age of five she was sent away to a convent for education, with the […]

  • To Have Victory, Don’t Give the Devil a Foothold!

    We didn’t realize we had holes in our walls.  But, one night as we were watching TV, I saw a mouse dash across our living room floor and disappear.  Not thoroughly convinced at what I saw, I hoped it was just a shadow.  But the next day I saw evidence in my pantry that it […]

  • How to love the skin you’re in

    YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN SO YOU MAY AS WELL GET COMFORTABLE GIRLFRIEND! Regardless of your size, shape or colour you are beautiful according to the One who made you! Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of health & fitness, and totally believe in treating your body like a temple, but there […]

  • It’s time to step out of the traffic

    “Attention, all! See the marvels of God! He plants flowers and trees all over the earth . . .‘Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God . . . above everything’”— Psalm 46:8-10 (MSG). Traffic in the community where I live continues to grow. When one of the […]

  • Remember, God Has Plans for Your Life

    “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope”— Jeremiah 29:11 (TLB). When we spend time with and get to know our Creator, we grow in our love for Him. A recent discussion about my […]

  • Conversations on Christian Womanhood

    Now that The Calling of Eve is out in the world, I’m having a lot of conversations around womanhood. I’m seeing more and more confusion and frustration from the many voices that are trying to strip away womanhood in the fight for equality as well as women who grew up in the Church that are […]