Break Out

Here in Montreal, winter can overwhelm the soul.  Day after day of grey skies, cold temps and snowbanks piled past windows can drain the soul. Last week, one day, the skies cleared.  Like a filly bolting her gates, when I saw the sunshine poking through my window, I bundled protesting teens into our minivan, promising […]

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Kings, Snakes and Crossing Over

Snakes have been a phobia of mine for most of my life.  When I was little, one of my brothers tried to put a Garter snake down my shirt, and since then, my terror of snakes has been non-negotiable. Here in Montreal, Canada snakes are rare, for which I shout a great big Amen!  Pantanal, […]

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Love Came Down in Power/L’amour est arrivée avec puissance

This Week’s Reading: Exodus 10 – 20 When Moses and Aaron teamed up with Almighty God and returned to Egypt, history changed forever for all Israelites and Egyptians.  Pharaoh, as ultimate authority in Egypt, forbid the Hebrew slaves from leaving. Moses, by God’s authority, released plagues of judgement, a heavenly smack down to clearly prove […]

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Glory Stories on Easter Monday

On January 1st this year, our family was planning to join our church community, Emmanuel Montreal, to pray in the New Year.  Instead, a snowstorm, my husband working nights and beloved company rerouted our plans.  We found ourselves gathered around the kitchen table, with munchies, markers and blank sheets of paper, as we bravely doodled […]

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Love Came Down in Wisdom/L’amour arrive avec sagesse

As a follower of Jesus Christ, when you find yourself facing trials of every size and variety, don’t be surprised. Since Adam & Eve said “yes” to desire and “no” to God, humanity has struggled. Christians are no exception but thankfully, our faith in trials reaps fruit found nowhere else. James, co-leader of the Church, […]

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Love Comes Down Close and Kind/Amour arrivé près et gentil

In the first letter to the Corinthians, Paul confronted the church with firm resolve.  The entire epistle was one of intensity, instruction and heartbreak. 2 Corinthians is a passionate answer to the stress of their mess.  Paul, himself suffering innumerable trials, encouraged the Corinthians to bear comfort to those in pain with the same comfort God […]

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