I didn’t expect to find myself here.

The mist rose over the water on a perfectly calm lake on a crisp autumn morning. It's so beautiful, I thought. And I wasn't supposed to be here. In fact if the year of 2017 went as "planned" I was to be overseas navigating a new culture and winding through the busy streets of Northern … Continue reading I didn’t expect to find myself here.

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Returning to the mountains: I am new.

The last time I was in British Columbia my heart was breaking. I'd like to think I was a victim, but I made some pretty poor choices to get me to that place. No healthy boundaries, unrealistic expectations, and I just couldn't let go. Once you say "I love you" for the first time, in … Continue reading Returning to the mountains: I am new.

Why Unmet Desires are Good

Unmet desires (and the associated pain) force us into a place of deep surrender and humility before God. They remind us that our true hope is in Jesus and how he supplies all our needs in every moment. The growth and likeness of Christ that come when we learn how to surrender and to humble ourselves before God and others. That's growth God desires in us every day to make us more like him.

Change Sucks – But it’s for My Good: Saying Goodbye to Guelph

"If there wasn't any change - you would still be in diapers!" was the classic response of my friend Robyn as I lay on her bed last fall complaining about change. I was entering my last semester of university and looked ahead to the looming unknown of graduation and what I would be doing. It … Continue reading Change Sucks – But it’s for My Good: Saying Goodbye to Guelph