Articles and Publications

A few articles I’ve published in various publications:

Tips for Christian Women–How to be a Godly Leader in the Workplace (Christian Media Magazine, October 2018)

Growing into Christian leadership, whether at our first job or while climbing the corporate ladder, can be tough. But developing our leadership skills will help us be effective in our jobs, and be strong witnesses to those around us for Christ. After all, don’t our actions illustrate what we believe in? Being godly leaders shines our light into the world around us.

That said, here are five practical tips women can use in the workplace, whether working in fast food, business, non-profits, or anything in between.

Should a Christian Ever be Discontent? (Cover article, Reformed Perspective, 2018)

When is it okay to give up on the path you’re currently traveling on? When is it okay to quit and change what you’re doing? We know God has a reason for everything He brings into our lives, so doesn’t it just make sense that we should figure out that reason – figure out how to glorify Him in this situation – before we think of moving on to something else?

On Not Hurting Anyone While Dating (Christian Connection, 2018) This one made the 2018 year-end Top Five!

I used to try my hardest not to hurt anyone in dating. I’d be very careful not to be too friendly to guys I wasn’t interested in. I’d be wary of being too friendly to guys I was interested in, because what if I got to know them better and then found out I didn’t actually like them that much? Wasn’t that leading them on? Needless to say, this is not a productive dating strategy. But more than that, it’s probably not meant to be how we’re supposed to relate to other human beings at all.

“You too?” What friendship is, and why it’s so hard to find (Reformed Perspective, 2017)

Finding good friends can be a daunting process. Oh, sure, some people seem to slide quickly and easily into friendship in only a matter of days. But for the rest of us there’s questions and more questions. How do good friendships begin? At what point do acquaintances officially become friends? How can you quickly move to that “comfortable stage” where you can just relax around each other? And, why is making friends so hard?

Searching for Lasting Fulfillment (Edmonton Journal, 2013)

How often do you meet someone who wouldn’t change a thing about their life? Very rarely will you meet someone who claims that their life is perfect – that they are completely satisfied with how things are going. And that’s pretty universal for each of us.

When we look inside we see there is something each of us desperately wants: to be looked up to by other people, to be loved by someone special, to have a purpose in life, to make lots of money. There’s always something not quite right with the way our lives are right now…

Word of God Lives Beyond the Page (Edmonton Journal, 2014)

Words are some of the longest-lasting things people can make.

Does that sounds strange to you? After all, so many words just go in one ear and out the other. So many words get spoken and forgotten, dispersing like the wind… But words that are worth remembering–they last.

It’s Not a Waste

Have you ever hit a dead end and discovered whatever career or job or schooling you pursued wasn’t for you? Maybe you’re just not cut out for engineering (or nursing, or teaching).  As you attempt to switch directions and you look back over the last year (or two, or three) of your life is one question haunts you. Was it all a waste? I have been there and I can tell you this: It’s not a waste…

Furry Pets and Faith (Living Light News, 2015)

It’s a busy day at Dr. Lorrie Fraser’s veterinary clinic in Delisle, Saskatchewan. She’s waiting for one dog to wake up from anesthesia, with many more procedures lined up before the day is over.

Yet she finds time to talk of her lifelong dream of being a veterinarian, and how she, once a single parent of three, didn’t think it would come true…

 

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