When you feel as if you’ve spread yourself too thin and you want just one thing

She slowly climbed the steps to the platform and took her place behind the microphone. Although her appearance was noticeably aged, her voice was clear and strong as she addressed the audience. The audience who had gathered to celebrate the ministry’s thirty year anniversary. The ministry she had started three decades ago. One that no doubt began as a ...

What if failure was impossible?

I’ve been scrubbing her floors for two years now, feverishly trying to fill the gaping holes that became so obvious after her death. The old farmhouse is eerily quiet and lacks a woman’s consistent touch, even though the farmer does his best to keep order. Back and forth across the wooden planks in the kitchen, the dull rhythm of the mop ...

The Three C’s of Calling

Sometimes God has to quite nearly shout from the heavens before I get it. (Can anyone relate?) On this particular morning I woke well before the birds began chirping, and tiptoed silently downstairs. In the quiet darkness, with my forehead pressed to the floor, I told God again about my passion for the calling He’s placed on my life. This desire bubbles just ...

When you are ready for a new season

Winter is long in Canada. Dreadfully long. Frosty days well below freezing cause fingers and toes to tingle and breath forms icicles on eyelashes. Darkness settles across the land at the time families gather at the dinner table and it lingers long after the house is roused in the morning. Long months of snow and ...