We were sitting around the table eating spicy taco salad the other night (yum!) when my two-year old daughter piped up. “Daddy, we watched Cars today. I liked it. There was a truck named Mack.” My husband paused, a forkful of food halfway to his mouth. “That’s great! I thought you would like that movie!” … Continue reading Unprompted Gratitude
The wooden pews in the sanctuary and the grey stacking chairs in the overflow room were full. The crowd spanned several generations and many denominations and yet, as we rose to our feet to sing, we stood together as one body. In Christ alone my hope is found He is my light my strength my … Continue reading Confidently into Glory
My husband and daughter walked down the street, a foil-wrapped loaf of banana bread in hand. Evelyn had been talking for two days about the "banana bwead" for the neighbour. Already at two-and-a-half, she loves to bake things for people. They knocked on the door and the old man answered, a smile lighting his face. … Continue reading Tea, Cookies and a Little Child
Isn't this cake beautiful? The young woman who made it took hours to handcraft each butterfly. She is constantly blessing others with her gift of hospitality. Whether it's a cake, a dinner party or a breakfast for five-hundred, this young lady makes sure that every little detail is perfect so that people feel special. 1 … Continue reading What’s in Your Hand?
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9) You stand in a sanctuary in which the presence of God is so thick that you can almost reach out and touch it. As you lift … Continue reading Press On
It was dark. The wind blew fiercely across the water and waves tumbled and crashed in the inky blackness. Higher and higher they rose as the night wore on. In the middle of the sea, a fishing boat struggled. Despite the weather, the little boat did not turn around. Although all the other little boats … Continue reading Lessons From a Little Fishing Boat
The little girl threw herself on the sidewalk, screaming. "NOOOOOOOOOOO! Stay outside! Say hi to doggie!" "Sweetie, it's time to go inside," the harried mother said with forced calmness as she bounced her fussy seven-month old on her hip. Teething and tantrums - it wasn't even 9 a.m. and already it was proving to be … Continue reading Seeing Beyond Today