Mysterious Ways

“You’re moving to Ontario?” “Yes,” I said. The expressions on my family’s faces radiated surprise. I clearly shocked them. Me too. After all, I was a homebody Maritime girl. I didn’t venture far from my family. Being an introvert, I never dreamed I would move 1800 kms to a city where I only knew one…

Walking amongst the Clouds

“Mommy, look at the dinosaur!”  The boy jumped up and down as he pointed to the sky. She looked up to see a cloud formation that when she tilted her head just right, it did indeed look like a dinosaur. Sort of. She smiled as she laughed at her son’s imagination. He can see it…

Jesus…My Best Friend

“God, where are you?” I asked. “I’m here.” “Really? I thought you were my best friend, but you’re not listening.” “Trust me. I know what I’m doing.”   Have you ever been betrayed by your best friend?  Or felt like they were just not paying attention to you anymore? I think we’ve all been there…

Joy in Morning Glories

Early morning is my favourite time. I love to sit outside on my patio listening to the cardinals sing as they build a nest in our lilac bush. I enjoy smelling the freshness in the air, and marvelling in the creation of the brilliant heavenly blue morning glories climbing my fence. It’s almost like they…

Lost & Found

“I can’t find it,” I said. I held my breath as I searched every compartment of my purse. Frustrated, I threw it across the room, and started to cry. Have you ever lost something valuable? Something you couldn’t live without? I have, but it’s not what you think. I lost myself. During my five and…

Music…A Healing Tool

One woman leaned over and whispered to her husband, “I don’t like this new worship stuff. Where is God in that repetitious beat?” A girl poked her friend sitting next to her. “Do we really have to listen to another old boring hymn?” They giggled until her parents shushed them. Comments like these seem to…

Pat Answers

“All things work out for good to those who love the Lord. Just trust Him.” I heard someone say. Really? Why did He allow this to happen then? I kept this thought and the others going through my mind to myself. I bit my tongue, smiled, and thanked her. As I worked through the pain…

Foggy Days

I sat on the couch, struggling to catch my breath. The air was tight, and I couldn’t see in front of me as the fog settled in on my world. I stared into space trying to figure out what I should do next. I had just been betrayed and didn’t know who I could trust.…

Shattered Dreams

I watched my husband of five years from across the lunch room table. He couldn’t look me in the eyes and I knew even before he spoke, my dreams were about to be shattered. The waiting was like watching a movie in slow motion. Trepidation set in. Finally, he spoke. “I’m not happy anymore. You’re…

It’s Time

“It’s time.” I heard Him say. Tears filled my eyes. “But, I’m scared.” “That’s okay. I’m here.” Have you ever been hit over the head with a two-by-four? I have. Well, not literally of course. That would hurt! Recently while at a writer’s conference, the Lord spoke to me. Not audibly, but a topic kept…