Chocolate Soldiers or Soldiers of the Cross?

This week Christians are celebrating the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These events that happened thousands of years ago still have an incredible impact on our world. Jesus died so that every person who repents of his or her sin and asks for salvation is able to receive it. Jesus … [Read more...]

Wisely making use of every opportunity

"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is." Ephesians 5:15-17 This last week I had two friends ask me the same question in different ways: "Give … [Read more...]

God must Cry

I met a man selling African carvings at the Northwood Centre in Edmonton last week. No one was around, so I stopped to chat. "I'm curious which country these curios are from." "Ghana." "I spent my childhood years in South Africa and Botswana." "That's a long way away." "Yes, it is. My sister … [Read more...]

Encouragement to Persevere

This is week 5 in our Made to Crave Action Plan study. Here are some great quotes from Lysa Terkeurst: "Our goal is not a number on the scale. Our goal is to be absolutely at peace—emotionally, physicallyand spiritually." "Our scale can measure what our body weighs, but it can never measure our … [Read more...]

What does it mean to be a Christian writer?

During a recent interview I was asked: "Comment on what it means to be a ‘Christian writer’" How would you answer this question? Here's my response: A Christian writer is a person who communicates from a worldview centred on God as He is presented in the Bible. The key components of being a … [Read more...]

7 Spring Cleaning Tips for Writers

It’s officially springtime on the calendar. Our thoughts often turn to spring-cleaning our houses - getting rid of the extra layers of dust and grime that have accumulated over the long winter. Perhaps it's time to think about doing some spring-cleaning in our writing lives too. Here are seven areas … [Read more...]

Embracing the Equation for Weight Loss

This week in our Made to Crave Action Plan journey, the theme was: "Embrace the equation: Exercise AND Reduce Calories". Since the beginning of January I have been very intentional about getting exercise. However, I haven't been as intentional about reducing calories, other than making sure I drink … [Read more...]

From Miserable to Amazing: The importance of Attitude

The above quote is from Charles R. Swindoll. He also says, "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." In Chapter 8 of Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom, Tricia Goyer has two lists. The first one is titled: How to Make Today Truly Miserable. "Open your eyes … [Read more...]

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