God in the Moment #141
May 21, 2013
This morning I went to visit a friend who has been in the hospital caring for her young daughter. After surgery, her daughter began suffering from complications and they haven't yet found any answers. I feel for my friend because, as a mother myself, it would be difficult to watch your child in pain and angry from being picked and prodded at all the while knowing there was nothing you could do about it.
God in the Moment #140
May 20, 2013
We threw homemade burgers on the BBQ and let the kids run wild in the backyard. It was a perfect summery evening. No one understands the importance of friendship better than the One who created it. The type of friends that love on your children like their own, would do anything [â€¦] [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #139
May 19, 2013
Today as we were unpacking a few boxes my daughter Avery came across some of her school things from last year. At the end of her junior kindergarten year her teacher handmade a scrapbook for each one of her students. It documents many moments from the year and is a little bit of history from a very important milestone in her life. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #138
May 18, 2013
Driving home from running some errands with my mother, we passed another man holding a homemade cardboard sign looking for money, food or work. My mom was sharing with me a story about kid she recently helped by giving them some loose change so they could make bus fare. You never know what the person seeking need actually needs
, but scripture is very clear that we are never to judge the motive of one's heart. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #137
May 17, 2013
I dropped my daughter off at school this morning and as I was walking back down the hall to leave I noticed a sign on the wall outside one of the classrooms. I stopped to read it quickly and then proceeded down the hall to leave. I silently smiled to myself at what I read not wise to the moment God was using to speak to me.
God in the Moment #136
May 16, 2013
My husband often works late into the night because he finds often that's when his creative juices flow the best. He has confided to me once or twice that when it's late at night, everything is quiet, it's like he and God are all alone. I can tell you from personal experience that it's a pretty incredible feeling when you and your creator are creating together.
God in the Moment #135
May 15, 2013
I took my girls for a date to the park after school pick-up. We went to the coffee shop just down the street to meet up with a friend beforehand and then we would walk together to the park. It was about that time of day when my girls just need to run
. As my girls and I sat waiting for my friend my daughter Avery watched as a young woman in a pink wheelchair came over and sat across from us at the large table. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #134
May 14, 2013
I went on an impromptu road trip over the border to pick up a few things. It's about an hour drive but it's lovely drive because other than my music of choice, it's a quiet
drive. I don't generally have a lead foot on the highway so I was moving at a good (and legal) pace. I noticed a utility van coming up behind me very quickly. Apparently I wasn't moving fast enough for him
so he whipped around me in three seconds flat. About ten minutes later I drove past him as he was pulled over by the police and ticketed for speeding. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #133
May 13, 2013
Sitting around the kitchen table this afternoon we were having a lovely lunch and tea party to celebrate all the Nana's for Mother's Day. My husbands grandmother was having a lively conversation with my husband about the good old days. They seem to talk about them often – the days of a much simpler life and the progress of technology this day in age.
God in the Moment #132
May 12, 2013
Mother's day. A most beautiful day to celebrate the blessing of motherhood. I came downstairs to the kitchen this morning to french toast, hot coffee, and colourful streamers everywhere. My girls were excited and giggling at my reaction, my husband proud of his efforts. It was a sweet moment and I truly felt loved and celebrated. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #131
May 11, 2013
This evening we sat down at the kitchen table, as a family, for dinner for the first time since moving into our new home. As the baby was throwing salad on the floor and the older one was complaining about mushrooms even though there were no mushrooms, I made a comment to my husband that I think we've had a difficult time adjusting to the house because we haven't made it our home. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #130
May 10, 2013
The other day a very good friend of mine sent me a message looking for a little guidance. She is having to make some big decisions in her life and needed a little outside clarity about knowing when something is from God. And it's a very good question. When you are in the middle of a situation or circumstance, it's hard to know when God is trying to speak to you or show you something and when it's your own imagination hard at work. How do we move aside emotion and look straight at the facts? [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #129
May 9, 2013
Today in our bible study there were a few specific questions that were provided in the workbook curriculum that I asked the table during discussion time:
God in the Moment #128
May 8, 2013
As I was driving home from picking up my daughter from school, I listened as she chattered to me about this and that. To be honest, I half listened because her younger sister was drowning her out with her screeching. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #127
May 7, 2013
I was driving in the car today and as I was playing with the radio stations a familiar song came on. It's a catchy tune performed by a well known English folk rock band. My ears locked into the chorus “And I will wait, I will wait for you; and I will wait, I will wait for you”
. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #126
May 6, 2013
Bone weary tired and weak, I finally sit down to check some email and rest my feet. As I was strolling my Facebook feed I noticed a good friend of mine had posted an article that was written by a pastor and published in a well known newspaper. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #125
May 5, 2013
When you're the newbie in a neighbourhood, you know it. When I was leaving to take my daughters somewhere the other morning a school bus had pulled up across from my driveway to pick up the neighbourhood children. I noticed how many parents were out there with them, coffee mug in hand, adjusting backpacks and blowing kisses goodbye. When the bus pulled away many of those parents milled around on the sidewalk chatting with one another, no one in a hurry to get back home. As I finished buckling my wee ones in the car one woman from the crowd came up to introduce herself. She was a very lovely lady and her introduction welcoming. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #124
May 4, 2013
For the last week my youngest daughter has had a difficult time adjusting to the new home. My husband and I did anticipate this but we thought it would be our eldest that would have the struggle. Alas, it was not. Avery has been a champ loving every nook and cranny of this house. All she wants to do is help and be a part of the excitement. The little one has been grumpy and out of sorts which has made the transition (not to mention all the work... living in a home while renovating is awful
) stressful for everyone. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #123
May 3, 2013
It was getting late and my husband was complaining about an itchy face. He couldn't find his shaving cream and after I look in about a hundred boxes for the toiletries back up stash, I gave up and gave in to his pitiful face. I grabbed my car keys and headed to the nearest store to pick up shaving cream. My mother was over helping us unpack and as I was on my way out the door she handed me her change purse asking me to pick up coffee on my way back home. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #122
May 2, 2013
A quick text message was all it took and our pastors were over to our new home, beautiful flowers in hand, taking the grand tour and praying a blessing over our new home.
God in the Moment #121
May 1, 2013
The days speed by at a rapid clip when you've got more to do then time to do it. As I was putting the final coast of paint on my daughters bedrooms, a man from the phone and cable company came to install our line. [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #120
April 30, 2013
What do you do when you're standing among chaos, your head is pounding, and the movers are banging a hole in the wall so they can move in your oversized sofa? You offer to make them sandwiches.
God in the Moment #119
April 29, 2013
I sit down to write among piles of boxes on the eve of our move. We have a women's Community event happening at the church this evening but sometimes there are things in life that you just can't do no matter how much you want to. And I certainly didn't want to miss the coffee and chocolate coma going on tonight.
God in the Moment #118
April 28, 2013
In service today we were asking three questions before we dug into Colossians 3:1-14 for the sermon.
What three things are you most earnestly working towards right now?
What three things do you love the most in life?
What three things do you think about the most in your life? [READ MORE]
God in the Moment #117
April 27, 2013
God knows what you need even if you don't. And this gal needed a friend so when a really good one showed up unexpectedly wanting to go to the park, and I was already on my way there with my own kids, my heart sighed with happiness.
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