My word for 2014 is Joy. On December 31st though, as Ben and I were out and about eating poutine and visiting friends, a steady, silvery snow fell downy over the city. I hate snow. It freaks me out. I hate driving in it, I hate walking in it, I hate the fact that it’s […]Read More Choosing
I have a few goals as a parent. I want to teach my daughter to love deeply, to live fully, to value community, to consider the needs of others before her own. I want her to know and own her strengths, to lean into her talents and callings, and to know also her weaknesses, to […]Read More A Love for the Book
If you do nothing else, please watch this: The reads: Faith, Doubt and the Idol of Certainty “An idol, I argue, is anything we use in place of God to meet this core need. While many people try to meet this need with the idols of wealth, power, success, sex and other such things, many […]Read More Weekend Reading (best enjoyed with a pumpkin spice latte)
Continuing our discussion from yesterday: How do I teach the child I am discipling about fasting? How do I include them in an age-appropriate way? The Purpose of Fasting John Wesley said of fasting “first, let it be done unto the Lord with our eye singly fixed on Him. Let our intention herein be this and […]Read More Spiritual Disciplines for Kids: Fasting
This week at Transformation City Church we have issued a church-wide emphasis on prayer and fasting. We’re focusing on surrender, of our church, of ourselves, our agendas, our goals, our dreams, our ministries… One family in the church approached me after service yesterday and asked for suggestions on ways to talk to their child about […]Read More Spiritual Disciplines for Kids: Why?