Kimberley Payne @fitforfaith and Janis Cox @authorjaniscox are closing down Family and Faith Matter @famfaithmatters.

P.S. After we told our contributors that we are closing down Family & Faith Matters blog, Brenda Wood responded and blessed us with a poem.


What to Say? What to Say?

After all, don’t they know

That I sit here bemoaning

And missing it so?


The loss, not just writings

But close friendships true,

The contact of journeys

That takes paths askew?


But when God is leading

What are we to do?

But walk in obedience,

Both all and you two!


So off we all wander,

Our paths on their own,

But carrying the joy

That friendships have grown!

Brenda J Wood


After reading Brenda’s heartfelt words, Jan felt she needed to respond. The response flowed out in poetry.


We will not lose connection,

God will be true

To lead us together

With something else to do.


We will wait and watch

Knowing He cares

And be ready to move

As He shows He’s aware.


Merry Christmas to you,

And Kimberley too

Happy New Year to all

We’ll see this job through.

Love Janis

Carley Cooper’s new book info

Carley Cooper
— Author of Cocoa with Jesus: My Story of Survival through Abuuse & Mental Illness – To be released in 2015
— Co-Author of Groove: Stories to Refresh How We Think and Feel about Our Mental Illnesses with Daphne Tarango (& 8 other inspirational writers) – Now on Amazon in Paperback  or in Kindle or if you would like to purchase from me at a lower price ($12.00 CAD (GST Included)) and save the shipping fees, contact me and I will put your name on a waiting list for when I get a shipment of books.

That Exodus Movie

Just so you know- Exodus, Gods and Kings is advertised (here anyway) at  only 7 and 10 pm in 3-D

…HOWEVER if you phone in to find out times, only then are you told that it is also on everyday at 3:45 in regular vision.

Saw it yesterday. It will probably win an Oscar for cinematography. Biblically  correct? Not exactly perfect. Still, worth seeing.

Unanswered Prayer

I prayed for many things and was not heard. For even this occurs often to your advantage. Since [God] realizes that you lose heart and are indolent, and that when you attain what you need you depart and no longer pray. God protects you with the pretext of need so that you may concern yourself with him more closely and devote yourself to prayer.” John Chrysostom (c. 349 – 407)