Finding my Fringe Hallelujahs

I carried a book with me all day yesterday. We were at school at 7:15am and the bus dropped us back in front of the school at 8pm. It had been a full day on and off buses, chaperoning four 10-year-old girls. We moved between school buses and ferries, the Royal BC museum and the Legislative […]

Loving Myself, A Woman

On rugby balls, Caterpillar boots, patriarchy, a piercing whisper from God and a red dress. In October I said Yes to a project created by Jonathan Brink of Civitas Press called The Practice of Love: Real Stories of Living into the Kingdom of God. I knew I had to write something. We had launched SheLovesmagazine.com a few […]

Benjamin Perrin launches Invisible Chains in Vancouver: the first book on human trafficking in Canada

I sat in the lobby with a few others, making notes, while Benjamin Perrin, UBC Law professor launched his brand-new book Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking at the Chan Centre last night. Not getting a seat, even though I pre-registered, was still worth it. (I was able to go in during the […]

Thin Places by Mary E. DeMuth

Mary DeMuth already had me at her first two paragraphs of Thin Places: A Memoir: “Growing up, I find myself housed in a scrawny sort of body–legs thin as broomsticks, interrupted by knees so knobby they bang into each other when I walk. My doctor makes me drink whole milk so I’ll fatten up. Kids […]

Books for Prison: What would you suggest for a Top Ten List?

Our church is collecting softcover books to give to our local pre-trial prison. I love books. My 6-year-old reminded me yesterday of a poster at her school that reads: “Some of my best friends are books.” How true. You just have to walk through the front door of our house to see that books are […]