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Showing posts from October, 2018

When Doors Close All Around Us

I think we have all found it frustrating when certain doors in life close. We don't understand it. It may make us uncomfortable and fill us with a bit of fear because of the unknowns we are left with when doors are closed. I felt this acutely this past year when doors kept closing all around us. I am learning that sometimes God closes doors because it is time for us to move on. Perhaps from an unhealthy situation or unhealthy relationships; perhaps further into His will; perhaps simply into a season of growth and deeper faith.

I am learning that to do so means that I have to find strength and courage I didn't think I had, but by leaning into my faith I am learning that this strength and courage comes from my God. If I am not careful, I find myself filled with fear and discouragement sinks in.

The amazing thing that I keep coming to is that God is with us wherever we go. We have no reason to fear or be discouraged. Well, perhaps according to 'the world' we do, but acco…

Finding Our Place...

Four years ago we moved across the country from Alberta to Ontario. To say that these past for years have been filled with all of our dreams coming true, would be a gross exaggeration and blatant lie. The past four years have been hands down the most painful years either of us have experienced and we've each had our share of struggles. Yes, the unexpected death of Mikail would be at the top of this list, but there are so many other things that happened along the way that broke our brokenness into even more pieces. Amidst all of this heartbreak, there has been incredible healing take place in the last year.

A year ago we walked into the doors of Lakeshore Community Church and were welcomed with open arms. We didn't know anyone and were not a part of the community and for the first two months, I think we both cried through every single church service as we were finally in a place where we were welcome in our broken state. This past year has been filled with incredible support f…