3 Lies That Trap Us Us In Shame And Make Us Feel Unforgiven.

“Everyone makes mistakes.” “Just get over it.” “Let it go.” Well-meaning attempts to soothe our guilt can often feel shallow and ineffective. Yet what do we do when guilt nags at us and pats-on-the-back don’t help? When shame from hidden sin buries us and makes relief seem impossible? When prayers to God for forgiveness don’t seem… read more

PODCAST (Compel) Is God’s Word trustworthy?

Can we rely on God’s Word? How does the Bible shape us? What stops us from engaging? The lovely women at Compel – Ethnos Canada invited me to chat about these sorts of honest questions on their latest podcast. You can listen in here!

FORGIVENESS

The regretful thirst for it. Wounded hearts resist it. Many misunderstand it. How about you? Does your shame haunt and extinguish your peace? Is bitterness tiring and tearing your heart? Forgiveness – its suggestion may feel offensive, unnatural and quickly soak a face with tears.  Shame. Abuse. Time lost and despair gained. Its relevance is… read more

The 10 Commandments of Grace

First of all, WELCOME to my hundreds of new subscribers that have signed up through Booksweeps! It’s a pleasure to have you here. As a quick update for you all, my new 6-week Bible study AMOS – Come Awake! has just been released on pre-order for bulk orders of 10+ for an discount of around… read more

Prayer Casts Hope

I’d been dangling the end of an uncast fishing rod in the lake when my grandpa smiled and whispered into my little ear, “Watch this.” With one rhythmic swoop he cast the line way beyond what my awe-filled eyes could follow and transformed my fishing experience completely. Prayer is like that. Prayer is the outward… read more

When Fear Goes Viral

Life is full of ‘firsts.’ Relationships. Milestones. Defeats. Delights. I was admittedly caught off guard by encountering my last first– communal fear. Before it hit my own community, the fear phenomenon seemed more of a rumor than reality. Fear – it’s an emotional response that can replicate itself uncontrollably alongside the physical contagion that it… read more

The Impact Of A Jesus Encounter

This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. ln vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandment of men.” Mark 7:6-7 When we encounter Jesus, we encounter a choice – to embrace Him or flee from Him. Throughout the gospel of Mark, we witness the stark contrast… read more

Soul Rest

Today was a beautiful day – the kind that strikes a glory chord in the heavens above and in my heart below. The colours outside are gorgeously muted and contrast the vibrancy of the spiritual colours that are alive within my heart because this morning I witnessed a new spiritual life enter into the deep… read more

The Promised Love Of God

In February I attended a Valentine’s Day Tea event hosted by my son’s elementary school class. One by one each student stood up at the front and recited what their idea of ‘love’ was. Cleaning up my toys. Cuddling my mommy. Not picking my nose in front of company! More. A common thread between each… read more