UNFURLING GOD'S GLORY IN OUR LIVES

The most spectacular moment in the life cycle of the butterfly is when the butterfly emerges from its cocoon, unfurls its wings, and is ready to fly. And this is just the beginning of its journey!


 
Similarly, there are times…

INTRODUCING BENEATH THAT STAR ILLUSTRATOR SARAH E. NICKEL

As God’s glory is revealed through His unfolding purposes and plans for our respective lives, He calls us to encourage and uplift others in their gifting too. As someone who has worked with children, youth, and young adults for 20…

THE COCOON PART II

The disappearance of a caterpillar into its cocoon and its subsequent transformation into a butterfly is both a symbol of the death and resurrection of Christ and the change that we undergo when accept Christ as Lord and Saviour. Some…

THE COCOON

When a caterpillar entombs itself in a cocoon, there is no sign of life, at least from an outsider’s viewpoint. But inside, away from prying eyes, a true miracle is taking place.


 
Like the caterpillar in the cocoon, much of…

THE CATERPILLAR LIFE

Here is a summary of the main points of this series of blog posts to date:
 
  1. God has designed us to be creative beings.
  2. To be “Butterfly’d” means to burst forth from the “caterpillar life” to the brilliant beauty…

OUT OF LIMITATIONS COMES CREATIVITY

A little background about the egg phase of the butterfly cycle:
 
Some species of butterflies lay eggs one at a time, while others lay eggs in clusters or by the hundreds. The size of a butterfly egg varies from 1…

WHAT DOES "BUTTERFLY'D" MEAN, ANYWAY?

The butterfly starts its life as a tiny egg, about the size of a dewdrop, usually found on the underside of a leaf. The egg splits open, and a caterpillar crawls out. Its first food is its eggshell.
 
Caterpillars are…

IN THE BEGINNING......

The very first line in the Bible reads like this:
  “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  
This short sentence—just ten words—is rich in meaning.
 
 What does this sentence tell us?
 
Well, first and foremost,…

BEFORE I DIE I WANT TO (BECOME)......

Walking a pedestrian pathway along the river in downtown Saskatoon, I came across this huge blackboard titled "Before I die I want to......." under one of the bridges. The responses varied wildly, and were no doubt from a wide range…