We stood on the dusty shoulder watching the tow truck driver load up the car. Transport trucks roared past. I turned to the state trooper. “Thank you for your help.” He had spent at least an hour with us that afternoon, trying to identify and solve the problem. My words seemed inadequate. The afternoon sun … Continue reading The Day I Left My Fear in the Dust
We live in a society in which the global church is increasingly adopting “progressive Christianity”. Here’s the thing. Progressive thinking becomes regressive thinking when we become so focused on promoting love that we forget truth. According to the Bible, love needs truth in order to be effective. It’s the truth that sets us free. The church might throw out a lifeline of love but if love is not anchored by truth then we are all just hopelessly drifting. If that doesn’t break your heart, nothing will.
“Why is there a traffic jam?” my four-year old asked from the backseat of the car. The highway was backed up a ways. At the front was a line of flashing red lights. And although we couldn't see it from our vantage point, I knew that the police were accompanying a young soldier home. I … Continue reading To Those Who Serve Our Country….
I lugged the heavy bins down the attic stairs, one at a time. Once I got them into the bedroom, I carefully opened the lids and peered inside. Mounds of clothes stared back at me. They were all shapes, colours and sizes. There were clothes from when I was at my thinnest just over … Continue reading Letting Go
The tiles in the change room were slippery and the air was thick with chlorine fumes. I tried not to think about much of anything as I squeezed my body into a bathing suit left over from my first pregnancy. I’m not pregnant, by the way. But I’ve gone up almost five sizes in two … Continue reading Stepping Out of the Zone
My husband and I stood on our cobblestone driveway watching flames curl around a measuring tape by our feet. “I have been crucified with Christ,” I said softly. “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and … Continue reading Breaking Limitations – Not I, but Christ
I'm going to tell you a secret. It's a deep, dark, cobweb-covered secret that you have to promise not to tell anyone. Promise? Are you ready for this? First, let's set the scene ... It's a beautiful, bright day. But, in the basement, it's gloomy. The tiny windows don't let in much light. In some … Continue reading The Cobwebs in the Basement
Large tears rolled down my daughter's cheeks. "Nooooooooo!" she wailed. The scene had been going on for about five minutes now. My husband was trying to change Evelyn's diaper, which was wet and heavy and very smelly. My daughter was crying like her heart was breaking into a million pieces. "Waaaaaant stinky diaper!" Twenty minutes … Continue reading Dirty Diapers and Good Friday