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Here are two more gems from Dear God by Bunmi Laditan. You weave my destiny together, and I sit here pulling threads, criticizing colours, weeping over last year’s patches, fretting over tomorrow’s patterns, screaming as we sit too close to the fire. God, please push your loom back, lest I […]

Secret Thoughts

I can’t believe someone wrote a prayer like this but… if I’m honest I’ve thought these things and reading the words in God’s presence felt good. I thought giving voice to secret things might forge a wall between me and Him but it didn’t. It created intimacy. DEAR GOD, I […]

The End of Anxiety

Read the paragraph below and tell me if it sounds familiar… Pain and crisis had taught my brain and my heart to anticipate more pain and crisis, and without even realizing it, my thoughts were rushing away from today, into the future, trying to predict and then eliminate any hurt […]

Safe All Along

Katie Davis Majors has written another book. She is, perhaps, my favourite devotional writer. In fact, I don’t think of her as a writer, but more as a woman who lives fully and grasps God passionately and whose faith spills over, naturally, into what she puts on paper. I resonate […]

Darkness, Your Hour Is Over

What does this mean to you, in your life? We’re moving into a new season soon. If you were to lift your hands in worship, singing with me Darkness, Your Hour Is Over, what would flash through your mind? Everything changes for me in the next few weeks. Well… not everything, but […]

Storms

Storms give trees deeper roots. I was one of many teens introduced to this quote years ago. Our employer knew that the first-days-of-summer enthusiasm we all felt in June would wear off. We’d grow tired. Disillusioned. Bored. Restless. Life would throw unexpected (unwanted) circumstances our way and we would suffer. […]

Multilingual Musings

Have you ever participated in a worship service where visiting missionaries teach the congregation a song in another language, and as voices lift to form foreign sounding words, your soul soars in spite of the language barrier? I’m still making my way through Christine Eberle’s excellent devotional Finding God In […]

Finding God in the Garden

First, some silly stuff, and then a spiritual reflection… They say crows are smart. I didn’t realize they’re also fussy eaters. Each morning I add water to our bird bath, and lately it’s clogged with peanuts.  A crow keeps dropping nuts into the water and coming back, once the nuts […]

Answers for Your Hard Questions

We all have questions. Why is God so silent? Why did He allow this? On a day when many miss their mothers, lament a relationship with their moms that was less than ideal, or wonder why they weren’t given the chance to love and raise children of their own, here […]

Restless & Anxious

Restless: Unable to rest or relax as a result of anxiety or boredom. Anxious: Feeling worry, unease or nervousness. I’m restless, you’re restless, and I’ll bet most people we know feel anxious. Often. Some say this is due to the pandemic – it left us with lingering uncertainty about life. […]