No Other Name – an Ottawa-wide conference that takes place on Good Friday every year, where hundreds of youth from all over the city gather to encounter God, and to understand what Christ accomplished on the cross. As the worship team, we had been practicing a solid set list since December. Lots of work and … More When Doubts Drag You Down.
“I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.” -Charles Spurgeon If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that God is teaching gratitude in adversity, and teaching me how to rest assured in His presence. He’s at work in all of us, refining and redeeming our living, because … More Ever Present.
“…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 If I sit down and think about my worst life decisions, I know they have all been made out of fear. I have made the most mistakes, and caused the most damage to myself and to others because … More Slaves To Fear.
Back from Hawaii for almost a month now. And time is back to its usual fast-paced, no-holdsbar craziness. It’s been a combination of my usual commitments and more visits with friends. It’s been deep conversations, humbling discussions and refreshing, even in the busyness. It’s nice. Even though it’s insanity, it’s been good for my … More I hate my fears.
I love the gritty, raw texture of Jonathan David’s voice in No Longer Slaves by Bethel. There is depth to his voice, there is a deeper story in its sound alone. It tells of a confident desperation, and deep joyful desire to claim one’s identity in Christ – no longer a slave to fear or … More His.
I can have the best intentions in the world, but my actions are always at risk of being misunderstood. Every action has a consequence of being misinterpreted, not only by other people but by myself as well. I can intend to be open and honest, and do what I know that looks like, and yet … More Silent.
Yeah, I’ve hurt people, intentionally, and unintentionally. I’ve been hurt by people. We all have. Nobody likes it. Nobody enjoys pain. And yet, there’s nothing like it. There’s nothing quite like pain, whether emotional, psychological or physical, that causes us to become so consumed, and so overwhelmed at times. Pain forces change in us. Somehow … More Thorns.