“Beware the people who meet you at the airport.” I’m not sure where we first heard this phrase in our ministry lives, but that advice from others who have walked the ministry leadership road before us has given my husband and me pause over the years. The premise of this statement is that the people […]
“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” (Galatians 5:14-15) If you attend a rural/small town church like me you’ve been to a few potlucks. They seem to be […]
“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’. But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” (Galatians 5:14-15) With all of the social media out there you’d think as Christians we’d be really good at loving each […]
I will never forget my introduction to one of the ladies from the first church in which we served as a young married couple. I was doing my pastor’s wife thing, chatting with people during the coffee time in between the service and Sunday school. I hadn’t met this lady yet and because she was […]
It was New Year’s 2009. I don’t remember how we rang in the new year that year, but I do remember the significant new thing we were all looking forward to as a family in the year 2009. I was sixteen weeks along with our second child, and though I had felt different and been […]
If you’re anything like me, you sometimes enter the Christmas season bracing yourself for the hectic schedules, feeling weary before it’s begun. Here at Flowers we feel the same, and we are excited to be able to encourage you this Christmas season by offering our special Advent Devotional He Will Come for only $1.99. These […]
It was a particularly crazy time in our ministry lives (what time isn’t?!) when my husband and I were trying to juggle life with one vehicle, two daughters, and many different jobs and ministries for both of us. It was a discussion, not an argument; but my husband’s comment in the midst of it irked […]
It was the case of woman vs. shrub. The woman? Me. The shrub? An old spirea bush in my front flower bed. I had three Red-Heart Rose of Sharon bushes ready to replace the three spireas left. I had time on my hands. Soon I’d have dirt, too.
I used to run a bit in high school for fitness. Now that I have been out of high school for over twenty years walks are about all I can manage, so that is why I have been particularly impressed by a runner that I see nearly every morning on my drive to work. I […]
Karen and I were connected through a local pastor here in Ontario who has been developing a ministry for small churches called Small Church Connections. She is the senior editor for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s magazine Faith Today. I was privileged to do a podcast with Karen about the Flowers ministry this past winter.