Faith, Ministry, Parenting

Captives Unaware

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:31 I’m on the road again, somewhere in the middle of the Canadian prairie on Highway 1, about mid-way through the Province of Saskatchewan. We are returning home from collecting our youngest daughter following a year of attendance at Prairie Bible College.… Continue reading Captives Unaware

Faith, Homeschool, Nature, Parenting

Swapping Lenses

Two of my children, Ben and Maggie, have a passion for photography. Both gravitated toward the camera early on, progressing naturally from fuzzy snapshots of family and pets taken on a little Instamatic camera, to the creation of photographs artfully composed with much more complex models. Both have enjoyed the process of mastering the camera—the… Continue reading Swapping Lenses

Faith, Family, Marriage, Parenting

Waiting with Rebekah

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:11-13 In my thirty-five years of mothering five amazing children, I have changed no less than 5,000 messy diapers, lactated for 63 months, kissed and bandaged dozens of skinned knees, winced at hundreds of flat notes, and spent many… Continue reading Waiting with Rebekah

Faith, Family, Parenting

Into the Wilderness

I was reading in Jeremiah this morning when I came across what struck me initially as something of a contradiction. It had to do with the concept of ‘wilderness’. Most often, based on a kind of synopsis of Old Testament history that I have in my head, the “wilderness” in biblical context usually refers to… Continue reading Into the Wilderness

Faith, Family, Parenting

Pursuing Hannah’s Heart

Have I mentioned that one of my kids is a missionary? Lizzie left home at the age of 18 to earn a degree in Midwifery while serving in a clinic for impoverished women in the Philippines. She has been serving on the mission field for most of the six years since. Recently, after serving in… Continue reading Pursuing Hannah’s Heart

Faith, Marriage, Ministry, Parenting

Persistent Shadows

Usual church routines and religious protocol were set aside this Sunday morning in our little town. Believers normally divided by denominational as well as physical walls gathered together at the local civic center. Our purpose was to participate in a ministry called "Project Ignite Light" (ignitelight.org), which provides backpacks filled with basic comforts to children… Continue reading Persistent Shadows