Pandemic Thoughts from one Christian’s Perspective

"I'm not going to tell you what news sources to believe, which leaders are making the smartest decisions, or when all this is going to end and everyone can go back to life as we knew it....What I am going to tell you is my thoughts, observations, and reminders on how to live out our Christian lives during these times"

Am I Ashamed?

Are you a people pleaser? I am. As a little girl, I was often pushed aside by others my age, and I struggled with what my peers thought of me. As I grew up, I became even more concerned about others' perception of me. I did everything I could think of to be the person... Continue Reading →

Consider Your Words

Words. Very few things we possess are more powerful - and yet, very few things are used more erroneously. Words are a beautiful gift from God. With them, we can encourage, bless, lift up, exhort, and love others through a multitude of media. More importantly, we can use them to worship, praise, and exalt God -... Continue Reading →

Humility: Esteeming God Above Ourselves

Humility: a word scoffed at by the world - and yet, one of the central aspects of Christianity. Christ's humility brought redemption. Our humility - given by God - causes us to surrender. The church's humility allows God to work and sanctify. Humility must be that which Christ-followers continually strive for. And yet, humility is... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

All We Need Is Him

Since the two weeks I lived a restricted life-style for a self-imposed challenge, I am shocked by what I have been learning. Growing up in a well-off North-American family, I took a lot for granted. I simply expected to always have needs met. The many things my heart constantly desired were easily considered a 'must'... Continue Reading →

The Woman in the Mirror

This weekend I enjoyed the privilege of attending a wedding of some dear friends of mine. The wedding was beautiful, the bride was radiant, and the evening was a joyous celebration of two lovebirds joining into life-long union. As I sit here musing over the wedding celebration, this evening brought a question to mind. During... Continue Reading →

No Different Than Esau

Yesterday morning before work I was reading my Bible, and I came upon the familiar story of Esau selling his birthright to his brother, Jacob: "Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. And Esau said to Jacob, "Let me eat some of that red stew, for... Continue Reading →

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