Posts by: tashastrachan@gmail.com

Peculiar People

There is a line that we just don’t cross in this life; it’s the line between rational behaviour and irrational behaviour (a.k.a. craziness).  You might not see the line, but you sure do know when you’ve crossed it. The looks, the stares, you know what I’m talking about! Our spiritual heritage however, is one of…

Help Me Lord Jesus!

Growing up under the generous wings of my grandmother’s fierce and protective love is one of my childhood treasures.  She taught me so many things, like how to catch a jitney, sweep the yard, and wash clothes on the scrub board. She also taught me how to call on the name of the Lord, and…

Breaking Out of Survival Mode

When I first had a child, I held on to a precious and personal prayer. It was a simple one, based on Proverbs 31:28 where it says of the virtuous woman, that her children rise up and call her blessed and her husband speaks well of her. It was truly all I wanted out of…

Calling All Angels

I grew up in the generation of ‘Now I lay me down to sleep’ bedtime prayers.  It was short, easy-to-remember “heaven insurance” for kids, just in case you ‘die before you wake’. Now that I’m a parent, I skip the imminent death prayers and instead we pray about any number of things that are on…

The Audacity to Live the Dream

When you want to do something great, the first line of attack from the adversary is doubt, usually in the form of “who do you think you are to do this thing”? Our spiritual heritage is filled with men and women who were questioned about their personal worth or the worthiness of their tasks.  The…

Promised Land

On New Year’s Eve I ran into an old acquaintance, a sister in Spirit. We hadn’t seen each other in at least eight years.  It’s funny though, when kindred spirits meet up, there is no awareness of the passage of time or seasons.  The Spirit that unites just shows up and starts working! As she…