Lighter Laughter

By Erin Thomas | Twitter: @erinthomas_123 I was supposed to pick up some appetizer foods for our belated Christmas family dinner. Even in a small Alberta town, people had turned into crazed Boxing Day-SLASH-New Years’ shopping zombies, checking, returning, lining up, complaining, and lining up some more. I looped around the block to find a parking spot […]

Let Go and Welcome the Light

A gentle whisper in my ear broke through my early morning dream. I sat up quickly when the sunlight filtering through our paisley curtains cast a crimson glow across my son’s face. The unwelcome light accused me and immediately my self-berating thoughts began: “I did it again. I promised this day would be different. I […]

How I Met Jesus Around a Breakfast Table in Taiwan

Jesus met me on a Wednesday morning, down the stairs of the Exchange Club on Tun Hua North Road in Taipei. Jesus met me at a table set with white table cloths and silver cutlery and the smell of congee and omelets and dark coffee. I was so unraveled and tossed out to the world, […]

I Wanted a God Moment, I Got Granola

“Everything in here is for you.” She gestured to the large wooden crate resting on the rustic island. My eyes widened as I peeked inside. Wrapped in brown paper was a freshly baked loaf of bread. Nestled beside it, a large glass jar of homemade coconut granola, a bar of dark chocolate and the most […]

A Little Light, Please

I am not afraid of winter. I am a Pacific Northwest stereotype through and through. I wear boots and wool plaid lumberjack coats and slouchy beanies and I trek outdoors in the rain with a grin on my face. I can handle the long, dark days and the incessant rain and the bare trees. I […]