Want to Be a Bearer of Justice? Have your Feet Washed.

“True bearers of justice are people who have had their feet washed.” –Gwen McVicker I am blessed to have an extraordinary mother-in-law. Gwen is the woman God used to first crack open my heart for justice, right alongside the prophet Isaiah. I’ve had the privilege of writing a 40-day prayer journal with her, traveling with […]

The Journey: A Lesson in Pure Joy

Two weeks ago Linwood House Ministries held a summertime Journey, a three-day retreat for women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This time their theme was “summer vacation.” “We packed everything we could think of that said ‘vacation’ into three days–reading, napping, nature, a trip to the local movie theatre, the creation of memory boxes to capture […]

Linwood House Art Experience 2010: September 19

This is one of my favourite events every year. I have marked my calendar. Check out the Linwood House Ministries website for more info.

Friday Night in the Downtown Eastside: Drinking from a Deep Well

There were seven of us girls hanging out at the Great Room last night. I imagine this is what Gwen dreamed about when the Great Room was still just an idea. I imagine her to dream about a place where women could come into a safe, beautiful environment, find sacred space, friendship, grace and love. […]

Love.

Tonight we had a simple birthday celebration for Gwen, my mother-in-law, here at Linwood House. There were a handful of us around the family dinner table. Low-key. Gwen doesn’t like to fuss over birthdays too much. Dorothea, Gwen’s sister, made smoked salmon pasta. It was lemony and delicious with fresh herbs from the garden. We […]