Smash That Mirror!

Do you obsess over selfies and photos and the image that stares back at you when you use the bathroom? Or maybe it’s the opposite… you never take selfies, make sure you’re the one holding the camera for group shots and you look as little as possible at any mirror […]

Daring to Hope

“How do you get up day after day to face a world of brokenness and hurt and failure? You murmur the question and you hope that no one hears you: Is God really good, does He really see me…?” Katie Davis Majors asks hard questions in her book, Daring to […]

We Love You

A few days ago I went to a farm store for carrots and there were so many tulip bouquets at the checkout a rustic interior now seemed bohemian. What is the appropriate response to a cashier who ends your transaction with the words, “Happy Mother’s Day!”? I am a mother […]

The things others don’t know

Have you ever glanced around at a social gathering and noticed how easy it all seems for everyone else? The light chatter? The casual bite of cake? Sometimes I people-gaze from the window of our car, envying the jogger who runs with ease, the elderly home owner who prunes a […]

My Favourite Things

Do you have a stash of treasures? Trinkets from childhood, fabric scraps from special outfits… precious, tangible reminders of a moment or a person you don’t want to forget? I do, and today I want to share a few with you.   I can hear your thoughts. You’re right. It’s […]

Consider the Tulips

Jesus seems far away, sometimes. Heaven is like my yellow tulips: hidden. Winter lasts forever in Canada. It gets dreary. Eventually I reach a point where faith kicks in – a logical commitment to that which I know is true. One day, I know, when I open my bedroom window, […]

The Spoken Word

I’m not a poetry person, but every now and then I bump into a poem that I understand (rare) and love (even rarer). Here’s one I came across a few days ago – I hope you like it as much as I do!   The spoken word Has always been sanctified […]

God’s Reality

Here’s how it works: Lay an onion thin sheet of tracing paper over the image you want to copy, use the tip of a pencil to capture the most important lines, and… watch as a replica emerges. Ooops! You’ve let the paper slip off its mark and now that beautiful […]

The Summons

There was a time in my life when tomorrow tingled with possibility. Have you seen the way children wake up? Alive with energy and expectation. That was me. High expectations. All it took, really, was a toad on a tree or a sparkling stone, to make a moment great. Life […]

Hoarding Citrus

My husband always shares his oranges with me. It’s amazing. Once or twice a year – if we’re lucky – we can get our hands on juicy, fragrant fruit, shipped from the USA. I buy just a few oranges at a time because I’m shopping on a budget and good, […]