Category: Theology

The Undistracted Martha

An important story with important truths is found in Luke 10: 38-42. I’ll include it below so you also can read and glean from it. Luke 10:38–42 (NLT): Jesus Visits Martha and Mary 38 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to…

Don’t Be Shady: You Were Meant to Shine

I preached today here in Saskatoon at my home church, Westside Pentecostal. (The sermon can be found online here in the coming week.) And it was a timely word, a word worth turning into a blog post. And here’s why I think it’s worth…

What Jesus Gives You Cannot Be Taken Away

For a couple of weeks now the album Blackout by Steffany Gretzinger has been playing on repeat. It’s been one of those in season albums for me as every song on this album has had some sort of meaning and ministered to me. And…

Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Reflections on Psalm 24

What a glorious long weekend it was here in Saskatoon, SK. I got to be home on my farm, spend time with my hubby and the kids that were around, write my research proposal for my major research project required to successfully complete a…

She Became Reverend Carmen Kampman

It’s been two weeks since my ordination to Christian Ministry in the PAOC; since I went from becoming a licensed minister to a Reverend. It’s still surreal, but I know things have shifted deep in my own soul and for others. For example, just…

Into Your Hands Jesus, I Commit My Life

My journal entry from today’s devotions. It was with a fierce determination that you entered this day, the day we call Good Friday, over 2000 years ago. I love you too Jesus. I can’t imagine, not really, what that day must have been like…

God’s in the Waiting

Be still my soul,  God is in the waiting. He’s present, patient, working. Sometimes I see Holy Spirit at work, others times I don’t – but I know God is always at work. From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived,…

Lean In To the More That God Has, It Comes Through Pruning.

As I have been preparing for our upcoming LEAD Women event on January 22nd, I have been reflecting a lot on the idea of pruning and how we’re often stuck in life because we are not comfortable with endings or don’t know how to…

Change the Way You’re Speaking to Yourself: Personal Growth Reflection

Growing up it happened on multiple occasions that I heard these words from my Mom, “Watch the way you’re speaking to me.” I deserved it. There was an attitude in my words, and likely my body language too, that was coming full force at my…

Living Worthy of the Call & Making Every Effort to Maintain Unity of the Spirit

Unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace is a biblical imperative, and learning from the dialogue of others can strengthen our common witness. Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, begs us to live a life worthy of the calling. So, how are we doing?

The Holy Spirit & Leadership

I had the privilege of being a guest writer on a colleague and friend’s blog. I hold Andrew in high regard. Check out his website and my guest post at the link below. And, sign up to follow his blog – he writes about…

Top Leadership Lessons from 2016

A new year, just like a new day, brings us the opportunity to reflect. Reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going, things learned, and things we long to learn. So it is in that spirit of reflection that I’ve sought to write some…

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