Category Archives: Inspirational

The Teen Body and the Incarnation

In a society that focuses on external appearance, with the media setting unrealistic standards of “beauty”, teensView full post »

While shepherds watched

I would like to share with you the third of my Christmas posts from December, 2011. It has been updated slightlyView full post »

Away in a Manger

In this second Christmas post from December 2011 I reflected on my own feelings at my son’s birth and howView full post »

The Very First Advent

This coming Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent (“coming” or “arrival”), the beginning of the church year, whenView full post »

Anticipating Christmas

Three Christmases ago I wrote a series of five posts that I really enjoyed doing. So this year I decided toView full post »

If Only . . .

Consequences. There are two problems with consequences: you can’t always foresee them, even if you try, and sometimesView full post »

We remember – They will never forget

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks,View full post »

Freedom that lasts!

  I’ve been grappling with two questions since May, What breaks your heart? What has God put in your heartView full post »

True north strong and free

I love my country of Canada! I am patriotic though in a quiet reserved kind of way – so typically Canadian.View full post »

Healthy Sexuality Part I: Right Thinking about Sex

“What is our agenda as we deal with our teenagers and sexuality? We want to be realistic about who they are, about theView full post »

Autumn reflections (Part 3)

An autumn day road trip… …sharing our 29th anniversary with our son and daughter-in-law …sipping mapleView full post »

Our Sex Propaganda Machine

How did sex come to be a “given” in dating relationships? I remember one evening at university when half the girlsView full post »

Autumn Reflections (Part 2)

Discipline is a word that often carries negative images. No one really enjoys discipline, but it is necessary forView full post »

Autumn Reflections (Part 1)

October is usually a time of reflection for me. It follows the busyness of September that, due to the nature ofView full post »

Taking Sex for Granted

For just a moment, let’s turn back the clock: A young man and a young woman are embracing on the deck of the ship. ItView full post »

Harvest Time

  The Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia never fails to beckon my husband and I to make the forty-five minuteView full post »

Teens and Sex

I was scheduled to speak to the youth at an Iranian-speaking church in southern Turkey. The “youth” in this caseView full post »

Introducing our Newest Contributor

We are so excited to introduce to you our newest contributor at Take Six.  Did you ever want to understand issuesView full post »

Can a weakness be a strength?

In our culture weakness is not generally something viewed with positivity. We enjoyed travelling a lot thisView full post »

“All Stirred up…”

  Usually when I think of something being all stirred up it tends to have a negative connotation orView full post »

Searching for an Oasis

Clear skies and bright early morning sunshine greeted this other world we had just begun to explore. So unlikeView full post »

“The Dress Fits!!”

“The dress fits!!” posts my niece on Facebook twelve days ago. Excitement fills our hearts as we, along with myView full post »

It Can Be Done…

I love reading autobiographies and if you follow my posts regularly, you may have noticed I often refer toView full post »

For such a time as this…

  When was the last time you heard something that instantly transported your mind back to the past? TheView full post »