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Chapel Door

Chapel Door

The photo is from the quiet lake where Ted and I enjoy an annual two weeks of sabbath “up north” with family and friends. This is called “Chapel Door” and is from the east side of the lake, a deeply holy place for me. It is a thin place, where God feels profoundly...
Ministry at the Milestones

Ministry at the Milestones

Our little girls have always been on the move. They moved quickly through the big milestones of scooting, crawling, walking, and running, despite lots of tumbles in the process. But my heart definitely skipped a beat when I watched our oldest take off on a bike for...
Welcome the Stranger

Welcome the Stranger

Jesus said: “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35 While in France, I visited the home of my father’s patrilineal ancestors, the Rivards. I saw the font where my 6X great...
Welcome the Stranger

Is the Bible appropriate for children?

Siblings in Christ, Is the Bible appropriate for children?! What an outrageous question! It’s the Word of God, who made and loves our children. It’s the stories of Jesus, who we teach is our friend. There are rainbows and lambs, tables full of food and coins being...
What are Your Non-Negotiables?

What are Your Non-Negotiables?

In our family and as parents, Ashley and I say that we come down pretty hard on three things for our kids. That they are (and remain): Healthy. Safe. Clean. That’s it. If all else fails, these principles serve as a last resort for picking our battles and whether or...