Author Archives: canaf

About canaf

I am a homemaker, Bible study and Hebrew teacher. I am also a freelance writer. I love learning new things. I cook, keep chickens and a cat. I love bird watching. I am on a journey towards clean eating and being fit.

Poems Inspired by the Sanctity of Life

Years ago I worked at a crisis pregnancy center and was inspired to write these poems. I recently came across them and wanted to share these two poems about life. Continue reading


Even though I am a follower of Jesus, I struggle with feeling like I belong. Continue reading

America’s Modern Day Slavery

Over the past several years, I have gained a greater awareness of the evil of human trafficking going on in America and around the world. If I ever needed a reminder of just how fallen this world is, this modern day slavery does the trick. What I am learning is that it is in my own backyard. People are being sold every day and treated as if they are less than human. To make it worse, children are often the victims.

“Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It involves controlling a person through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit the victim for forced labor, sexual exploitation, or both.”[1]

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A Christian Reflection on the Biblical Fall Feasts

The month of Elul is the last month on the Jewish calendar. It is often a time to reflect and take inventory of one’s life over the past year in preparation for the upcoming High Holy Days. One of the traditions associated with the month of Elul is the daily blowing of the shofar as a call to repentance. Continue reading

Fanny J. Crosby – The Lady Behind Blessed Assurance

Believe it or not there are churches that still sing old fashioned hymns such as “Blessed Assurance.” Whenever I sing a hymn, I like to pay attention to the writer.  I think because I myself write poetry and songs, it interests me to know who wrote my favorite songs.  For a long time I have been impressed with Fanny Jane Crosby.  Continue reading