How Did It Feel to be Hungry?

“Why do you do this?” I asked her. We were walking through the front doors at church, on our way to our cars in the parking lot and the rest of Monday. We’d just set up the sanctuary with food to fill 80 summer hampers for families from the inner city schools in our community: […]

A Powerful Question for God

I shared something–a question I learned from a friend–that feeds my soul over on sheloves magazine.com today: A good friend told me how her daughter’s Kindergarten teacher is instilling an intimate prayer life in her young students. The teacher gave each student a heart balloon, set in paper feet with the words, “How did I […]

Changing our World: Making Room for Strangers

Changing our World: Making Room for Strangers I wrote over on SheLoves Magazine today: Most days as a mother trying to teach my children to be kind and include others, I feel like I’m talking to the walls, the Polly Pockets or the dog. Last week, in the library at Linwood House, I saw a moment […]

Sentence for a Surrey man. (In related news) And thoughts on Freedom.

A Surrey man–someone possibly even in my own neighbourhood, who knows–was given a 13 1/2-year sentence today. He sexually abused his own daughters and four other little girls. All seven victims were less than 10 years old. Still angry. But also really sad now. Seven girls robbed of their innocence and freedom. via Surrey man […]

Life's Blender Moments. Or: what NOT to do with clean carpets.

Last night I had, in the words of Esther Shu, one of Life’s blender moments. You know, when you get tossed in the blender and someone flips the switch to High. We had lots of errands to run on Day Two of being back in full Mommy Mode. Drop off. Pick up. Take dog to […]