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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 · 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!

Friendship · Rooted in Christ

Friendship – Reaching Out with Hands Held Open

Almost two years ago, we packed up our home and moved our family across the country to attend seminary. We said goodbye to dear family and friends. Many of those friendships having just been made three years previous. Having moved many times in my life, I have known this pattern, this rhythm of reaching out… Continue reading Friendship – Reaching Out with Hands Held Open

Books · Christian biographies · Rooted in Christ

Lilias Trotter – An Invitation to Many Beautiful Things

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, herself, a missionary to Ireland. This book, Faithful Women and their Extraordinary God, is written by Noel Piper and is a collection of short stories about the lives… Continue reading Lilias Trotter – An Invitation to Many Beautiful Things

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Filled With Hope – A Reflection on TGCW16

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… 1 Peter 1:3 Last weekend, I was given the opportunity to go to The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference… Continue reading Filled With Hope – A Reflection on TGCW16