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 […]
Nearly every Ontarian who lives near the US border travels to the United States at some point to shop in order to enjoy the greater variety in options and the better prices. Our family is no exception, and we scheduled one of those family shopping trips last summer to do some final back-to-school shopping and […]
The tears first pooled, then pressed upon my eyelids, finally breaking over the edge and trickling down my face. My daughters and I were watching a modern re-telling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic “Little Women”, and Beth was comforting Jo, explaining that her purpose was never to have big dreams but to be the one […]
“The joy of the LORD is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). A few years ago in southwestern Ontario we had one of the coldest winters recorded in fifty years. Preceding this deep and quick freeze was a spike in temperature that yielded such a deluge of rain and freezing rain that the ice it produced […]