First Steps on my Reconciliation Journey

By Kathleen Bertrand For most of my life, I have been privileged enough that injustice seemed to be somewhere else. I grew up in a middle class neighbourhood in a suburb of Vancouver. My family looked like families I saw on TV and read about in books: a white mum and dad, living in a […]

Courageous, Generous, Relentless Hope

The space between Christmas and New Year’s can be an odd time. For some, the celebrations are over, the gifts have been given and there’s a lull in the action until the 31st. For others, the mad dash of the season is still in full swing, and for some the celebrations never really got started. […]

How I Nearly Lost It All In Pursuit of God’s New Thing

Lean in, dear Children, for I am about to tell you a cautionary tale of how I nearly lost it all in pursuit of God’s New Thing. It was 2007 and my life was The Perfect Storm. I was a budding writer and a stay-at-home mom of three little people. I had just completed a […]

How Ordinary Women Are Making a Difference

Last year I wrote about making a conscious effort to pay attention to the news and to bear witness to what is happening in our world. That decision to open my eyes and pay attention has lead to many heartbreaking and yet beautiful moments in my life. The heartbreaking bit is seeing the pain and […]

How Dare I Get Tired of Fighting Racism?

Here’s the truth: I am tired of fighting racism and even as I type that I can hear my own privilege. I am tired of that too. I spent most of the first half of my life in exclusively white spaces. Everyone in my neighborhood was white, so was everyone at my church, and everyone […]