Maybe it’s not just about relationships….

There are teachers who are not good pastors and there are pastors who are not good teachers.  I am sure that there are some who have both qualities but I haven’t found one yet.  I have also heard time and again that people want to just love but there is no scripture behind it.  There seems to be an idea that love alone will do just fine.   Love is great, it’s true.  Love already won the war but there are still battles to be fought.

That might have given you the impression that this is going to be another discussion about the armor of God and while those verses speak their own truths, I want to share something else.

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It’s not about the bunny….

Easter is hard for me.  So much commercialism, and so little Jesus in comparison.  The churches get filled because the sinners feel guilty but they count the minutes until it is over.  2,000 years is a long time.  It’s even longer when, on the day it happened, people didn’t even believe what they saw.  When religion tried to squash the truth that stood right before their eyes. Jesus.

I get it.  I’ve done it too.  I have tried to intertwine the egg hunt with the celebration.  But no matter how I do it, I come back to the fact that it’s not truth.  It isn’t about the bunny.  The bunny had no part.  The bunny was a piece of creation that the creator died to save.  It holds no value in this day.  The chocolate, the games, the silly harmless story…. it takes away.   Continue reading

No Caller ID

No Caller ID. That’s what my phone said when it rang yesterday. I was driving, I forgot to turn on my Bluetooth. I was trying to not panic, I was on a tight side street with no place to pull over. I didn’t want to let my hubby answer. I wanted the person answering to be me. So I answered on speaker phone and waited to hear those words. Instead, I heard a sweet voice say ‘hi, can I speak to Allie’.

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Motherhood

“Be kind to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven us. (Ephesians 4:32)

Earlier this week, I was woke up by a phone call from a new mom in tears.  She had reached the end of her rope and didn’t know what to do. So, she called me.  We had only spoken a handful of times through social media in the past few years, having met through work before she took a position in another province.  Recently, I had congratulated her on her new baby and we exchanged a few messages.  I gave her my number in case she ever needed to chat.

Indeed, it was only a moment into the conversation that I realized that my friend’s frantic call was going to require more than I could provide from several provinces away.  I placed a call to my mom to briefly explain that I had a friend who needed help and in minutes she was out the door to make the two-hour trek into the city. Continue reading

Your facts aren’t facts anymore

I know that every generation has it’s flaws.  I know that there will always be sin in this world because it is a fallen world.  I also know that until Jesus returns there will be plenty of knees that do not bow to His awesome wonder.  But just because I know this doesn’t make it any easier.

In today’s world we have more access to information than we have ever had before.  Where there was once encyclopedias that lined the shelves, now we have Google.  Where there used to be libraries, now we have Kobo’s to hold all of our reading material. Where there used to be truth… now we have bold faced lies. Continue reading

The Share button…

We have all seen those posts on social media. You know, the ones that say ‘share if you ever drove into the back of a truck and survived’ or ‘like if you drank from a hose, got disciplined with a wooden spoon, or played on a rusty old playground and survived!’ Honestly, these posts make me crazy. Because OBVIOUSLY the people who didn’t survive cannot like or share on a social media page!!!!!!

 

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Faith

Faith. Wherever one goes, the word faith is recognizable. Indeed, faith (as a term) is thrown around in so many ways. For example, “Have faith … it’ll work out.” Or, “stay faithful to your spouse.” “Keep the faith.” and “Faith in God.” In the dictionary, faith is defined as having complete trust or confidence in someone or something.  In the Bible, faith is described as one who holds a ‘strong belief in God or the doctrines of a religion —  based on spiritual apprehension rather then proof. At least, this is how faith is defined according to google 😉

Birthday Eve

When I was 29, I had the best year ever. In fact, one would say that I was happy with everything in my life. I had most of what any single mom could ever ask for. Then I turned 30, and everything went downhill. For me, it was a tough year, one that culminated in many tears and heartache. But now, looking back, that year taught me more about myself than any year prior. So, on the last day of being 30, I wiped away my tears, put on my happy face, thanked God for all the good and bad, and celebrated with my friends. I promised myself I’d never cry again. Haha … but that promise was very short lived.

 

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‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse — except in my house. Cause in my house the mice were stirring, and eating, and working overtime to destroy my pantry. You see, I have an extra pantry. This is the place where I keep my extra lunch treats and backup food supplies, and yes, I’m in this pantry daily. At least that was the situation up until just before Christmas break. I  had gone looking for brownie mix in this pantry, hoping to finish my Christmas baking .

Points Cards

Everyone has points cards. For some of us, we are faithful collectors and others it’s just a ‘whatever’ thing. For example, I used to be an avid air miles collector, but I never seemed to be able to collect enough of them to buy anything. So when they decide to put an expiry date on them, I decided to use mine up.  So, being the girly girl I am, I ordered something that would make doing my hair ‘easier’. All I had to do was pick up a section of hair and let the curler grab it and I’d have a head full of beautiful curls in no time. I make my hair curly normally — at least four out of seven days a week — so I thought something to do all the work was awesome. I anxiously awaited its delivery.

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