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The World is Still Worth Saving

We all know and love Anne Shirley. The red-headed orphan with the optimistic worldview and golden heart of love. Sometimes, we even incline to laugh a little at Anne and her rose-coloured ideals. “So innocent,” we say. “So simplistic. So childlike.” Yet do you remember what Anne’s life really was, while she created this perspectiveContinue reading “The World is Still Worth Saving”

Enough

This quote just jumped out at me recently: “While the world seemed to be whispering ‘you’re not quite enough’ into my ears, you might have felt like you heard ‘you’re just a bit too much.’” Holley Gerth, Fierce-Hearted I’ve always been “too much.” People say it with a loving smile and shake of their head,Continue reading “Enough”

Overwhelming Peace

Listen to this music and read the words, slowly. *following words by E. Schürer; rough (literal) translation by me. French lyrics here* Like an immense riverIs the peace of God.Perfectly it advances,Victor in every place.Perfectly it increasesConstantly its course;Perfectly its slopeLowers itself always. Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace, Over all victorious in itsContinue reading “Overwhelming Peace”

Resting in the Waiting

I don’t recall where I heard that phrase. I think perhaps I heard it from a friend, or maybe it was someone on Instagram. (If anyone knows, please tell me.) But at any rate, I heard it. The phrase captured my attention even as I disliked it. I disliked it because it was a sortContinue reading “Resting in the Waiting”

God is Not Defeated

I sit in my pew and listen to people discuss world events. Below the anger, the bravado, the bashing, the dismay, the sorrow, the disgust, I can sense an undercurrent of defeat and gloom… a ripple of we’ve been beaten. The Right has been beaten. It’s almost as if, as they think of how moreContinue reading “God is Not Defeated”

Please Stay

It’s Suicide Prevention Day. I don’t really know what to say. I’ve been accused so much of faking it, of talking of what I don’t know about, of being an attention seeker, of being over dramatic, of just saying pretty words and not understanding. Few people ever take me seriously when I say I struggleContinue reading “Please Stay”

What I Learned at VBS

A long-awaited post. My apologies. 😉 It’s been insane. I’ll have to catch up you up soon… currently trying to catch up myself! How it Happened So in July I was asked to participate in a VBS held by someone I knew. She needed someone to teach the teen class (13-14). I did not knowContinue reading “What I Learned at VBS”

The Truth Will Set Me Free

I have issues. If you know me, you know it. I’m extremely self-deprecating. I’m extremely self-conscious. I find very hard to make friends. I’m afraid of people. I’m afraid to look people in the eyes. I’m afraid to talk to people and make friends. Because of all this I struggle extremely with depression and fearContinue reading “The Truth Will Set Me Free”

What Faith Is

“[Abraham] against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, ‘So shall thy seed be.’ And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: he staggeredContinue reading “What Faith Is”

Rambly Thoughts on Trust

So I opened my Bible and prepared to do my daily Bible reading. I read verse one. Mhm, good verse, of course. Talking about what rebellion and iniquity costs us. Then I read verse two. Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is My hand shortenedContinue reading “Rambly Thoughts on Trust”

Fear & Truth

The other day I put down my phone after scrolling through social media. I was feeling weary and anxious after seeing dozens of posts warning about how terrible the world was getting. All of a sudden a thought rushed into my head. Why is the fearmongering that washes over my social media feed and evenContinue reading “Fear & Truth”

Just the Next Step: My Favourite Bible Story // A Guest Post

I used to be one of those people who didn’t have a favourite Bible story. Simply out of principle. If someone asked me which was my favourite, I would give a vague reply. “There’s too many to choose,” I’d say, or “They’re all so good.” And… that’s true. There are a lot, and they areContinue reading “Just the Next Step: My Favourite Bible Story // A Guest Post”

Aunt Jimsy’s Philosophy

If you know me at all, you know I love to throw out a book quote that just fits the situation I’m in. My family has heard me quote A.A. Milne and Dr. Seuss way more than they’d like, I’m sure. And no matter what we’re discussing, the chances are I’ll throw in a quoteContinue reading “Aunt Jimsy’s Philosophy”

Hello, 2021, the Year of Progression

Well, here we are. 2021. It didn’t start off glamorously. In fact, I welcomed it in with anxiety. I’ve never been afraid of a year before. I always loved new years because they were new beginnings. But this year, I was scared. I was holding on to December as long as I could. I wasContinue reading “Hello, 2021, the Year of Progression”

Goodbye, 2020, the Year of Change

Welp, when I called 2020 the year of change last year, I wasn’t kidding. Though little did I know how much would change. My goal for 2020 was to change. I wanted to change my lifestyle. I wanted to be healthier. I wanted to be more organized & scheduled. I wanted to be brave. IContinue reading “Goodbye, 2020, the Year of Change”

Heroes, Misdeeds, & Second Chances

I was discussing a buddy-read recently with one of my buddies and we stumbled upon a topic that I believe passionately upon. This is a subject that I’ve been running against a lot and after ranting to my friend I decided to write a post about it. I have noticed that a prominent problem inContinue reading “Heroes, Misdeeds, & Second Chances”