Books · Discipleship · Holidays · Parenting

The Old Wooden Frame – The Center of Our Advent Season

Over the years of having children, we have used the same old wooden window frame to display our homemade family advent calendar. What started out as a piece of junk sitting outside of a friend’s garage, has become a discipleship tool in our home as we share, year after year, the coming of the Christ-child,… Continue reading The Old Wooden Frame – The Center of Our Advent Season

Books · Christian biographies · Discipleship · Rooted in Christ

Soul Into Blossom – An Essay Featured in Deeply Rooted Magazine

Over a year ago, I wrote a piece describing my journey of delight in learning about and researching the life and work of missionary and artist, Lilias Trotter. When I first met missionary and artist, Lilias Trotter, it was in the pages of a book given to me by a dear friend who is now,… Continue reading Soul Into Blossom – An Essay Featured in Deeply Rooted Magazine

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Little Book, Big Story – An Interview

{Photo by Felicia Marie Photography} About four years ago, my dear friend, Thea, and her family came to visit us in the desert valley of central Washington. Our children enjoyed the reunion of friendship and fun, playing in their toddler ways, enjoying the nearby old city park and playground, and, us parents, enjoyed the familiarity… Continue reading Little Book, Big Story – An Interview

Books · Motherhood · Parenting · Rooted in Christ

Deeply Rooted – Planting Seeds of Wisdom

Stepping off the weary airplane that had been my cocoon for the twelve-hour flight from Glasgow to Vancouver, I scrambled through the immigration line with overstuffed luggage and declaration card in hand. My eyes scanned the bustling airport for the customs booth where I could declare the precious item I was bringing back. I told… Continue reading Deeply Rooted – Planting Seeds of Wisdom

Books · Holidays

Holy Week with the Jesus Storybook Bible

Spring has emerged these last few weeks and what a flurry of activity has begun outside our patio doors. The cardinals, red-breasted robins, and chickadees are joining us again at our Woodland Hollow. Blossoms unfold and are whisked away by spring winds and rain. Chipmunks and squirrels once again climb the pole of my bird-feeder… Continue reading Holy Week with the Jesus Storybook Bible

Books · Friendship · Rooted in Christ

Book Review: Messy Beautiful Friendship

Almost eight years ago, my husband, myself, and our baby girl were planning an international move… 45 mins from home! As we prepared for my permanent resident interview, including a short, and very sweet, trip to Montreal, Quebec to become a legal immigrant, I began praying for the friendships I would make in our new hometown.… Continue reading Book Review: Messy Beautiful Friendship

Books · Friendship · Rooted in Christ

Messy Beautiful Friendship – There You Are!

It was midnight when we rolled into the driveway of a city hotel under the cover of pitch darkness and a brooding storm that had escorted us into our new state, half way across the country. For months as we were planning to move, I couldn’t envision this new place and so in my mind,… Continue reading Messy Beautiful Friendship – There You Are!