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A Significant Issue with Gluttony

I have a confession to make. I ate way too much food last night. It started out innocently enough. I had a neighbour over for supper yesterday, so I made the point to actually cook a favorite meal. I prepped the roast in the slow cooker before the crack of dawn, waited expectantly for supper... Continue Reading →

Stop and Breathe: Take Time to Rest

"Relax..." If I had a dime for the amount of times I've heard those words in my life, I'd be a billionare.  I'm the type of person that has always struggled with being still. I'm a "go-getter": always running around from one place to the next, taking extra shifts at work or responsibilities at church,... Continue Reading →

"Dear Perfectionist Me…"

As long as I can remember, I have always been a perfectionist. Whether it was school, music, sports, or spelling, I would always push myself to the limit - if not past it. Though there is a lot to commend in someone who desires to do his best, there is a false hope that I... Continue Reading →

Why You Need to Read the Whole Bible

In your personal devotions and Scripture readings, have you ever found yourself continually reading through the same types or genres of books and (possibly unintentionally) ignoring others all together? Maybe you have that "go-to" book that you default to whenever you don't know which book to read through next, but (more often than not) some... Continue Reading →

How to Worship During Worship

All too often, we have a distorted view of worship. We generally view worship as simply singing passionately, praying boldly, and reading Scripture exceptionally. While these may often be outcomes of worship, they alone are not. So, what is worship? John Piper defines true worship as "a valuing or a treasuring of God above all things"... Continue Reading →

Embrace Your Single Years

Single.   That word seems to have the power to cause dread in any young (and not-so-young) adult's life. Being labeled as "single" is often perceived as being a failure, rejected, or unloved. We are so quick to determine our value by others' opinion of us, and the reminder that we don't have that "special someone"... Continue Reading →

Do Not Conform

I hate sticking out. So often I want to blend right in with the crowd. The thought of being singled out or ridiculed because I might be different from others in a particular area is just plain awkward and uncomfortable. I don't exactly enjoy standing up for what I believe while everyone else standing around... Continue Reading →

"Remind Me"

Poetry is one of those genres I've never written much of, but I love it. It has a way of connecting with your emotions that no other form seems to possess. Maybe it's the rhythm, or perhaps it's all the literary uses of alliteration, similes, and rhyme patterns - I don't know. Regardless, a well-written... Continue Reading →

My Dependency is My Hope

"for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure."  - Philippians 2:13 This is one verse I have been constantly reminding myself of lately. I'm the type of person that always feels the need to prove (even if just to myself) that I can defeat or... Continue Reading →

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