As Summer Turns to Fall

These are the days in which summer begins to give way to fall. The days grow shorter, the nights get longer, and there begins to be just a bit of a bite in the air. Though winters in Southern Ontario are long, I still look forward to their slow approach. But that is beside the point of the rest of this article. While I link to several good pieces of writing each day in my A La Carte column, I …

Advice For My Younger Self

If I could go back to certain key periods of my life, what counsel would my older self give my younger self? That’s the question behind this short video… Transcript If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to 15 year old Tim? 15-year-old Tim had, I think, just kind of committed myself to the Lord. So, I had been raised in a Christian home, I had parents who loved me and prayed for me and …

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In Which I Ask Ann Voskamp’s Forgiveness…

Ann Voskamp sent me an email the other day. She invited me to bring my family to the Voskamp farm for a meal—they live just a couple of hours from us—to put people to the pixels, so to speak. It was a kind invitation and well-received. I am hoping that my family and hers can coordinate our calendars and make it happen. Voskamp’s invitation came just a day after I reviewed her book One Thousand Gifts. I have a long …