Posts filed under: Growth and Development

A Response to Divine Grace

The woman is never identified by name. She doesn’t speak a word. She is simply referred to as “a woman in the city, who was a sinner.” While the exact...

Why does a Good God Allow Good People to Suffer?

I have been intrigued with why a good God allows good people to suffer. So recently I chose to study the Book of Job as one of my required Old...

Writing our Stories

When our boys were little they treasured our story times. Especially after dinner, when they were bathed, now in their pyjamas, we’d gather together on our living room couch. The...

Pressing pause, Pressing play.

Last spring my mother’s health began to falter. Sensing she was entering the last leg of her journey, I pressed pause on many of my commitments. I knew I would...

Speaking Truth, in Love and Grace

I know we’ve all been there. Where we’ve worried about someone. Felt disconcerted about some choices they were making. And we wrestled with whether we should say something. Wondering if...

The Importance of Listening to One Another’s Stories

Our stories matter. Stories are an entry point for us to become known. Where the fertile space is cleared for greater understanding, compassion and appreciation. Where others can be inspired...

The Importance of Sharing Our Stories

We hold tightly to our stories. Afraid to share their truths. Preferring to appear normal, to fit in, we end up hiding behind masks, feeling alone and disconnected. Unknown. We are...

When We are Lost, We May Find the Place to Arrive

When we are in the midst of suffering, and at the end of our self and our own resources, we are often confronted by the paradox that though we may...

The Two Sides of Routines

Driving the exact same route to work every day. Using a preferred coffee mug. Going year after year to the same place for summer holidays. Putting on our shoes or...

A Transformative Dinner Discussion

I am delighted to have one of my articles “A Transformative Dinner Discussion” published on “Around the Table” today! “It started just before dinner. As our three teenaged sons began...