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Keeping it real…

Keeping it Real

Today Steve Geyer shares what forgiveness looks like.  He's just keeping it real... Recently I was sitting backstage listening to the preshow video waiting to hear my cue to go on stage. Even after more than 30 years doing stand-up it’s not unusual to have preshow butterflies, but tonight was different. Tonight’s butterflies felt more like buzzards. There is less than 20 seconds to decide whether to go on stage for tonight’s “Couple’s Night … Read More...

God is Our Fortress

Lessons from a European Fortress

Historical fortresses dot the European landscape. On one occasion we visited a fortress built in the 1200s. It stood like a stone sentry overlooking the fields in its shadow. The view captivated my imagination. What had life been like for its inhabitants?  How did they survive the winter cold? What did they eat? What did they wear? A guided … Read More...

7 keys to growing a strong prayer life

7 Keys to Growing a Strong Prayer Life

“Prayer is a sometimes beautiful, sometimes baffling interchange. If you had never heard of prayer before, what would you think if someone told you prayer entails walking around talking to someone you cannot see and expecting that person to hear you and to care? Kind of odd, huh? But not only does God hear us and care about us, He will answer … Read More...

Summer Car Trip Horror Show

Summer Car Trip Horror Show

It’s that time of year again: camping, cottages, water skiing, boating and beaches all beckon us. Unfortunately, they all involve a particularly gruesome form of self-torture: car trips with children. For those of us travelling this summer to fun-filled destinations where we can relax, getting there can be an exercise in frustration. Tiny ones … Read More...

The Getaway Plan

The Summer Getaway Plan

Right now my family is preparing to go camping for a summer getaway. The girls are collecting the towels, bathing suits, and bug repellent, my husband is filling the coolers, and me? I’m dusting my bedroom. If that doesn’t make sense to you, it’s because you are missing the crucial nesting gene. I have one, which may surprise most who know me, … Read More...

Shunderwear Modest is the Hottest

Shunderwear: Modest is the hottest

Last week my family spent a glorious day at a sporting event in Toronto. The weather was beautiful and I felt like we kicked off summer in style. People everywhere were out together enjoying the new summer season. With summer, comes summer fashion. This time of year, that fashion emerges in full force.  We collectively shed our winter skin and … Read More...

Dad is a Hero

Dad is a Hero

Dad, our Hero! This month is a big month for our family. All three of our sons are graduating from something: Brock from graduate school with a Masters, Zach from university, and Caleb from high school. At one graduation ceremony photo shoot, the three “boys” picked up Bill, their dad, and lifted him onto their shoulders like a team might do after … Read More...