Jesus Stuff

Can an Atheist pastor a Christian Church?

Recently, a story has come up in Canada regarding a pastor of a United Church is who is fighting a decision by the United Church of Canada to fire her – a move she says is completely unprecedented. In an interview with CBC News, Rev. Gretta Vosper stated that the congregants support her view that how you live is more …

Finding a ‘reason’ shouldn’t drive us

As Christians, I find that we often spend a lot of time trying to rationalize everything in our lives. We live by the ideal that God has a reason for letting everything that happens happen, and that it’s all part of His plan. But what happens when we start letting the pursuit of finding out that reason prevent us from …

I will not apologize for my faith

Growing up, in Sunday School and Youth Group, we were often taught that people should know we are Christians by the way we behave, by the way that we act. That, although we should be witnessing to as many people as we can, they should know before we speak by how we live our lives. Contrary to what many people …

Faith: Can We Live it Without Alienating People?

There has been a lot of talk lately, both internationally and locally about how the choices of the world are trampling on the rights of Christians. Between new sex-ed curriculums, gay marriage, abortion and most recently, a Bill being supported by Indiana’s Governor allowing businesses to exercise their religious freedoms by banning LGBT customers. People declaring that they should not …

Yes, I can be a Feminist, Christian and a housewife

Earlier this month, one of my favourite bloggers posted about feminism and this somewhat popular idea that feminists and housewives must be mutually exclusive of one-another. It’s an issue that I’ve encountered often, both as a woman who loves being a housewife, and as a Christian woman. At Christmas, the in-laws came to our apartment, and I took care of …

Faith like the poor…

There is something to be said for those who have nothing, but give their lives to faith. I’ve always *known* that the Christians in 3rd world countries had stronger faith than those of us who have much, but to witness it in person was life changing.   When I left for Guatemala, I had lost my job and as much …

Of planes and skies…

Well, now that I’ve been home for nearly a month, I suppose the full Guatemala story is long overdue. As could be expected, it will need to be told in parts, as it is too much to pour into one post.   Like every story, this one starts at the beginning.   When we arrived at the airport on our …

And then we had a run-in with gangs…

Remember that numbness I said I was feeling about everything? It’s gone. Everything is coming to me clearer than it was even while I was there. It took seeing the Kony 2012 video to break it free, but now that it has, my heart is on fire. Because along with releasing those feelings that my heart locked away, it’s made …

Mañana, mañana…

I know I promised posts about the Guatemala trip, but its going to be a little bit before I can put them together. The truth is, I’m still struggling to put into thoughts, put into words, what it is that I experienced while down there.   The easiest way I can describe how I’ve felt since my return is numb …