| 33 | Where in the World |

I’ve been missing from this space for awhile. I didn’t really mean to stop writing and I won’t go on about the reasons it happened; it’s enough to say that it has. In the recent past, I’ve reached a professional milestone. After a decade of hard work, I can finally practice as a registered provisional …

| 31 | Hidden in Plain Sight — Guest Blog |

The following words are those of my favourite in-real-life leader and teacher. The worship pastor of my church, Josh Frey is profoundly wise, disarmingly funny, quietly courageous, and deeply in love with Jesus. He actually lives the Jesus Way and he embodies grace, humility, and humour. He is the husband of my sister’s best friend …

| 30 | Have Yourself a Myrrhy Little Christmas |

I love Christmas. Deeply. In prior years I’ve opened my sunroof — on the highway — during the first snow of the season to get the full, magical effect. Pre-marriage I banned from my hearing all non-Christmas music for the month of December (this doesn’t fly so much with my husband). And I overspend on …

| 28 | Come What Comes: The Kingdom of Love |

I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.DOROTHY DAY I’ll come back to that quote. I’ll just let it be there for now. First, I’m going to share what I feel, what I know, and what I must learn. Here’s a fun fact for you: I’m an …

| 27 | Follow the Lamb to the Slaughter |

Before I get started on this costly piece, I want to make one thing clear as the clearest thing: I love where I come from. I will forever be thankful for where the seeds of my faith were planted and for all the sources that nurtured it. Nothing has changed that. I know Jesus was …

| 26 | Here There are Amazons |

Ugly truth: I’ve never been proud of being a woman. In fact, I’ve been rather un-fond of it most of the time. And that’s not, completely, because women aren’t treated as men’s equal (which, by the way, is a reality). It’s because women annoy me. Like a lot. Hold the stones. I dressed like a …

| 25 | Three Years a Mom |

Yesterday marked three years since I became a mom. It wasn’t at all what I’d imagined. My daughter was five weeks old and I only had a few minutes with her. Social workers and nurses watched us. I looked down at her in my arms and she was a stranger. I didn’t instantly, intangibly feel …

| 24 | The Invisible and Incurable: FASD |

Among disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is one of the most misunderstood and most prevalent. As a foster parent, I’ve spent hours upon hours learning about FASD: why it happens, what it looks like, and how individuals with FASD can thrive. This FASD Awareness Day, I’m sharing the basics of what I’ve learned because …