Hidden Potential

Last winter I collected some twigs on a nature walk with the kids.  After a couple of weeks in water inside our balmy house, those twigs were fooled  into thinking spring had sprung, and the tight buds opened up.  Week after week the new growth inched out, spreading a cheery, leafy greeting that surprised us.  Who would have thought … Continue reading Hidden Potential

vast, unmeasured, boundless, free

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There … Continue reading vast, unmeasured, boundless, free

The Only Thing That Counts at Christmas and Always

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.Galatians 5:6b (NIV) Faith expressing itself through love.  Faith — something we think of as so interior and personal and hidden in our hearts — works in a very practical way and wriggles itself into the outside world through love.  To serve one another, to bear with … Continue reading The Only Thing That Counts at Christmas and Always

Frankenstein and Family

The night before last, one of my favourite evenings on the calendar rolled around. It was bookclub night! Book chat with my reading buddies and so much more. I even got to tickle the keys of a gorgeous 150 year old Blüthner grand piano from Germany. And did I mention there were puppies to cuddle? … Continue reading Frankenstein and Family

Daring Desires

Last week we took a sweeping look at the grandeur of God. Today I want to zoom (anyone been using that word a lot lately?!) in on how personal He is. Do you know what He is after even more than your obedient sacrifices and perfect track records? Your heart! Those longings and desires deep … Continue reading Daring Desires