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.
Summer is winding down and fall is nearly upon us. This fall we are excited at Flowers to let you know about an upcoming article being published about the Flowers ministry. Faith Today is Canada’s leading evangelical magazine which connects evangelical Christians all across Canada, equipping them for ministry.
Ah…summer! Hot sun, cool pools, frosty lemonade, and ice cream. What could be better? How about soul refreshment? I have been taking in summer rest time by sitting on my front porch listening to the music of the birds and the breeze for my quiet time each morning. One of my readings during this time […]
“…looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2) Everyone always told me that when you hold your newborn in your arms for the first […]
Maybe you or your kids have seen the movie “Inside Out”. It’s the story of a girl named Riley and all of the feelings that live inside of her mind and memories. Each feeling has a name and character, and the story toggles between Riley’s real life and the story that is running through her […]