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4 Truths to Remember When the Wind and Waves Rage

  Living and traveling on a sailboat has given me a whole new appreciation for anyone who makes a living from the sea. Some days the water barely ripples and I’m able to sit in the cockpit and work on my laptop as Sailor Man guides us through BC’s islands. Other days, the wind and… [ read more ]

When is it Good to Look Back?

We hear mixed messages about looking back at our past. Some voices warn against it. Remember the story about Lot and his family? Angel voices urged them not to look back as they fled Sodom before God destroyed it. “Run for your lives!,” they cried. “Do not stop anywhere in the valley. And don’t look… [ read more ]

3 Truths About Life’s Hard Places

    Genesis 28 tells the story of Jacob traveling to his uncle Laban’s home. This wasn’t a fun excursion. He was on the run from his twin brother who wanted to kill him for stealing his blessing. ()   One night Jacob set up camp and found—get this—a stone—yes, a stone—for a pillow. Can… [ read more ]

Carried in God’s Hand

Living in a marina gives me the opportunity to experience many new things. One of those is watching a sling lift boats of all shapes and sizes from the river. This happens every day as boats needing repairs show up at the boatyard. I stand in awe every time I watch the sling do its job…. [ read more ]

The Key to Hope

  I attended the Peace River Bible Institute missions conference this week. One presenter invited mission reps to a session about identifying and overcoming burnout. He noted that burnout happens when hope is lost, and hope is lost when we fall into faulty thinking about who God is.   This session really resonated with me…. [ read more ]

Help is on the Way

  I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the LORD, who made the heavens and earth.  (Psalm 121:1,2 NLT)   Spending time with my grandchildren brings great joy. The older ones are becoming more independent, but the little ones still ask for my help when we’re together:… [ read more ]

No Surprises for God

Life often takes us by surprise. The unexpected happens and leaves us feeling frazzled or fearful. We might become angry, disappointed, dejected, or even panicked. But remembering that nothing surprises God changes everything. We ought to find consolation in knowing that God doesn’t wring His hands and fret when the unexpected strikes: “Oh my goodness,… [ read more ]