• faith

    This is Joy.

    Watching the sunset as it paints cotton candy in the sky. Tasting the most delicious slice of freshly baked apple pie. Driving your very first vehicle. Hearing the sound of your child’s first laughter. Celebrating your birthday with someone who arrived as a special surprise. Experiencing God’s presence for the 100th time but it only gets sweeter. Reading a verse that excites the soul – every, single time. This is j o y. And God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17b) wants nothing more than for us to experience and walk in all the joys of life. Joy is to rejoice; to be glad; to…

  • faith,  prayer

    Just Keep Praying.

    ‘The angel said to him… “your prayer has been heard”.’ – Luke 1:13 Zechariah encountered an angel from the Lord with an answer to prayer. This happened as he was partaking in his priestly duty after being chosen by lot to enter the sanctuary to burn incense. He and his wife Elizabeth were very old and they had no children because Elizabeth was unable to conceive. All it took was for Zechariah to hear, “your prayer has been heard” and their lives were forever changed! I wonder how long he had been praying to God for a child? I can imagine this particular prayer being one he may have given…

  • life

    Under Pressure

    So my husband and I purchased a stick shift… that I did not know how to drive. Some people thought I was crazy when they found out I had a car in my drive way but was too afraid to get behind the wheel. There happened to be three peddles instead of two – and that equaled one big issue. But I was determined! I had been blessed with a new job and my husband and I were searching online for a used vehicle for me to commute with, we quickly zeroed in on two, and they both were manual transmissions. Too funny! I remember looking at my husband with…

  • life

    Oh the Places You’ll Go…

    Where has your life taken you? Did you expect to be there? Was it the greatest adventure of all time? These are all questions I have asked myself throughout the years. To date, the most exhilarating life changing decision was to move from Indiana, USA, to where my heart was, in Canada. I know what you may be thinking, it’s still a part of North America, no big deal, but in reality it was so much more than that, it was all by faith. If I really think about it, it reminds of Gods promise to Abram (soon to be Abraham) in Genesis 12:1 “Now the Lord has said to…