what family looks like

Today is Family day here in Ontario, falling the day after Valentine’s. Which got me thinking about love and family. To me, there are three different types of family, which ideally represent the three main types of love: The family we are born into is meant to be our Agape love foundation. Agape love isContinue reading “what family looks like”

Your love language

I have been leading a book study by Danny Silk for the past five weeks, which touched on the 5 Love Languages a few weeks ago. I was struck by the truth that I need to be a student of everyone I love, to know how to best love them. Then the lightening bolt ofContinue reading “Your love language”

unpacking your choices

Yesterday I shared how almost nothing astounds me more than the ability God has given each of us to choose. Choice. To head left or right. To move or stay. To say yes or no. To give or take. To forgive or hold onto a grudge. Most of our life happens as a result ofContinue reading “unpacking your choices”

after the noise

Noise comes in many voices. When we don’t turn down the voices we are not needing to prioritize, we can miss out on hearing His voice. The One voice we are most needing to hear. Pain may be using a megaphone, your kids may be clambering for your attention, or you can’t take the waitContinue reading “after the noise”

Master-piece

You choose to use me. But more importantly than even that, You choose me. You chose me before I even came into physical existence. You knew me, and the plan for me, before You began to shape me into being. You consider me Your masterpiece. A piece made with care by the Master. And asContinue reading “Master-piece”

3 ways words pack a wallop

Many of us can recall a time when we were hurt by someone else’s actions. But we likely all can remember a time when someone’s words hurt. Words bypass race, size, religion, gender, class and strike right at the heart of us, often before we know it. There are three ways we can be woundedContinue reading “3 ways words pack a wallop”

brave?

For the last 24 hours, I have been hearing the words ‘brave’. Watching the Disney movie reminded me that we can be brave in hard circumstances when we know we are loved. Hearing the song “Make Me Brave” by Bethel reminds me exactly who the real brave one is, and itĀ isn’t me. At least, notContinue reading “brave?”

free to choose

Freedom has been calling out since losing Eden. With the beginning of work came the lie of self sufficiency. We can do out all on our own. And when we fall, over and over, freedom stands nearby, waiting for our word to step in and help us out from the pit we created. We haveContinue reading “free to choose”