Renee James begins a summer-long series of posts on resilience - what it is and why it matters. In this post: Is resilience like an elastic band . . . or a tree whose leaves never wither?
Almighty God speaks to you. He touches you gently, guiding you on paths that He alone makes smooth. So, lean in, turn off that ticker tape and trust. That’s all you can do. (By Renee James)
Jesus has just told Peter that he (Peter) will be tested the way a farmer separates wheat from husks - with focused intensity and power that shreds living material apart – but that He has prayed for Peter’s faith. A Good Friday devotional by Renee James
We all keep secrets. What secrets do you keep and when will you choose to reveal them? Joseph of Arimathea had two: He was eager for the kingdom to come and he loved Jesus Christ, whose death had been instigated by the Sanhedrin Council (of which he was a prominent member). By Renee James
What has He told you that you’ve forgotten . . . because so much in this world conspires to make you believe that the hope and healing for which you long is both improbable and impossible? A Thanksgiving devotional by Renee James
At the July 2015 Pan Am Games held in the Greater Toronto Area, CBWOQ women (and men) took part in silent stand-ins. Being silent was the most difficult requirement for many. But silence was at the core of our strategy: We wanted to raise awareness simply by standing silently in an atmosphere of love and non-violence. And we hear the sound of silence running through Luke 23: 13 - 25. By Renee James
Colour makes my heart sing. Seeing splashes of turquoise mixed with purple and fuchsia in flowers, sunsets and fabric does something to me. By Cheryl Hughes, Lorne Park Baptist Church.
As I wandered home, I thought about the man's comments. Where else should I have been? I am sure I could have found other things do that afternoon – things less messy, noisy and exhausting. I could probably have found situations where a person holding a masters of divinity degree “should be.” By Linda Wolfe