Old Friends and Essays and Distance, Oh My!

I am in bed feeling blessed after a really wonderful day. That started with a planned breakfast date with three of my closest friends from high school, Sammy, her sister Kayla, and Chelsea. What was supposed to be breakfast ended in all of us ordering lunch-- although Chels also got an amazing looking waffle! I…

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Fair Trade Isn’t a Game: COFFEE

You better believe it: I enjoy coffee. But would I still drink it if I knew that it was at the unfair expense of others? An estimated 250 million-- that's about 6 times the population of Canada-- child slaves are currently working every day to produce coffee for us Western people. This is sickening. These…

Come to the Altar: And Remain There

I am praising my Saviour through and through as I write and end this day right now in Him, resting in His goodness, marvelling at His glory. My day blessedly began with a wake-up call from Him: "Rest in Me. Not in your situation, your triumphs, or your "best moments," but in My Heart." I spent…

Fair Trade Isn’t a Game: COCOA

"Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade organisations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as…

“My Grace is Sufficient For You”

In a world that glorifies busyness, seeable productivity, and self autonomy, spending quality time with Jesus can be made to feel like a chore, an afterthought, or a back burner activity. James 4:8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty…