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. […]

Reaching Out

Do you know someone wrestling with anxious thoughts or depression? Is anyone in your family living with a diagnosis of chronic or terminal illness? Living well long term, when things are tough, means building into life sources of joy, comfort and hope. I routinely ask myself: What can I read […]

Quiet (He is in the Grave)

It’s quiet. Yesterday, in church, we read scripture about Jesus’ last moments. He was tried and treated badly. Killed. A few weeks ago a priest said, “This is what it looks like for God to be human,” and he splayed his fingers and spread his arms. A painful death, he […]

These Walls

Thanks for visiting my blog in 2022. As we move into a new year, we will continue to struggle. Don’t give up! Worship when you suffer. Believe even as you ask hard questions. Here’s a song I just found today – written and sung by a young pastor during dark […]

The Story

I want to write a story, I said. A good story, with good people, a tale that winds on pleasant paths, that makes me gasp and smile and breathe a happy sigh at the end. So far, so good. And it only gets better. Keep reading. I found this poem […]

To Make You Smile

Here are a few of my favourite things… just to make you smile today. I cannot resist a Pekingese. Growing up, we had one as a family pet and later on my parents got another who looked just like this. Looking at those buggy eyes and that protruding tongue makes […]

Thankful: The Joy and Angst of It All

My house brings me a lot of joy. The glow, crackle and warmth of real fires were a great feature until an inspector shut us down. I like gardening, and this house has a big property – I have lots of room to play with plants and vegetables. More gardens […]

For Women Only

Do you remember changing for gym with other girls in elementary school? Does a residue of trauma cling to you like it does me? I have a confession to make: I am used to hiding my body. Imperfection lurks beneath my clothes. My curves are not entirely symmetrical; my skin […]

It’s Finally Here

I always feel a little lost at Christmas. “Christmas!” You say, “The kids just went back to school! Mothers everywhere are weeping over their empty nests [me included]… Why are you bringing up Christmas?” Well, I’m thinking ahead. Did you know that Advent begins in November? That’s only two months […]