On the shore of Ontario's beautiful Lake Rosseau, under a fresh blanket of October snow, more than 250 strangers from across the Greater Toronto Area gathered for an Alpha Weekend Away - most likely the largest ever held in Canada.
How is it possible that, earlier this year, I had the most enriching faith experience of my life walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, yet, over the course of the summer, fell into a foggy state that I can only describe as faith amnesia?
O Lord, we call upon You in our time of sorrow, that You give us the strength and will to bear our heavy burdens, until we can again feel the warmth and love of Your divine compassion. Be mindful of us and have mercy on us while we struggle to comprehend life's hardships. Keep us … Continue reading A Prayer for Toronto
"I believe; help my unbelief!" The father's prayer from Mark 9:24 was my prayer this week. The further I go down the path of my own faith, I see that the way is paved with trust in the Lord. And trust is hard, especially when I'm so used to leaning on my own cleverness, skills, … Continue reading Saturday Morning Devotion
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Even though work is busy and there is so much to do before Christmas holidays... Even though Andrew is basically locked in the library writing papers and studying for exams... Time slows right down at 5:30 when I'm walking home from the subway and it's dark outside already … Continue reading Advent: Making wreaths, getting ready.
More than just a catchy power ballad, Kesha's "Praying" taps into something that inspires and challenges us to do something different, and difficult. Something Christ asked us to do.
Give us grace, Almighty Father, so to pray, as to deserve to be heard, to address thee with our hearts, as with our lips.