Rest and Renewal

Rest and Renewal

Everybody reaches a point where they need to rest. Maybe it is after a long day of hard work or maybe after a particularly difficult encounter with a friend or family member. Often our tiredness is simply due to the day-to-day events that can lead to stress and burnout if we don’t take some time […]

Special Offer from Faith Today Magazine

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.  Faith Today has  a special offer […]

Interview With a Pastor’s Wife: Valerie Ponder

Interview With a Pastor’s Wife: Valerie Ponder

Interview questions: Where did you grow up? How did where you grew up contribute to preparing you for life in small-town pastoral ministry?   I grew up in Brazil as a Missionary Kid/Pastor’s Kid. As a missionary family, we ministered in settings from small churches in a large city, to a larger church in a smaller […]

The Theology of Joy

The Theology of Joy

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-24   Of all of the fruits listed in these verses joy is consistently the most elusive. We often hear the correct and encouraging phrase, “Choose joy!” Although this idea of […]

The Joy of Trees

The Joy of Trees

Have you ever noticed how many times trees are mentioned in the Bible? BibleGateway brings up 269 references for the word tree. (Don’t worry. I’ll just mention a few.) Trees figured prominently in Creation as God made trees bearing fruit and seed for future trees. Genesis 2:9 states that “out of the ground the Lord God made […]