To get back on track – stop!

I have a zero-gravity chair on the deck. My children gave it to me for Mothers’ Day. I planned to read my Bible and pray in that chair, write in that chair, relax and think in that chair. That was back in May. I think I’ve sat on it for a maximum of two hours since then and…

I got ‘Star Baker’! (from my daughter)

As usual a week late in the posting. Canadian Thanksgiving weekend knocked bake off baking down the priority list once again. Having said that I worked on Saturday and then Tim had to work on Monday. Our long weekend together consisted of Sunday afternoon and evening. But, we are thankful for our jobs. Very thankful….

We-hay! Kidz Club and costumes…

One of the things that shocked me when my kids first started school was that as a mother it was expected that I could sew. This became apparent when the request came home to make a simple cow costume for my son for his first nativity. I was horrified. Up to that point I’d only…

Look for the rainbow

I thought I wouldn’t be able to post tonight. A headache has had me in it’s vice-like grip, making my day a test of endurance. Then, after I laid down for a while after work, feeling exhausted and ill, there was a thunderstorm followed by bright sunshine. Even feeling unwell I rushed outside to look…

Digging in the good stuff

In my four short years of vegetable gardening experience, I’ve learned that cultivating good soil is essential to getting fruitful plants. Planting seeds and young plants in poor soil leads to disappointing results. That’s why this afternoon I was out for a second round of digging manure into the garden, turning the soil over, and…

Saturday Shenanigans

There’s something to be said for being woken up at 5:30am on a Saturday morning – even it is by your crazy husband getting dressed to get to the trail and rescue the dog lead (without Roxie on the end of it) from way up in a tree. He didn’t want to be seen by…

The Grace Space

Space is something we have got here in abundance. The open road and miles upon square miles of forests between each town. Barely ever a traffic jam. If told that it will take x amount of hours to get from here to there, thats exactly how long it takes, unless it’s the middle of a…

The green, green grass of home

Green grass. After a winter of monochrome, colour is so welcome and the grass has come to life at last. I noticed it everywhere I went today. To top it off as I walked in the door back from work a few moments ago I could hear Spring Peepers singing. Little nocturnal frogs celebrating spring….

‘Bring back our girls’

Imagine finding out that your daughter or sister had been kidnapped and sold, and not just them alone, but all their friends, their whole class, their whole year, and their school set on fire, and then little help comes to try and find them. If this happened on that scale in the West, I expect every…

Part of His Story

I’m used to ‘What’s the point of…?’ questions. Our children have many of those about things they are learning at school – the most popular one being, ‘What’s the point of learning algebra? There isn’t any use for it in real life.’ So this afternoon, still in the middle of history essay writing, it was…

A little street life

I think we could call this, ‘the day the street woke up’. A bit of warm weather, the merest whiff of spring, and everything and everyone comes alive. The day started with sunshine coming through the window. I love that on a Saturday when the day is ours, and with a quick bleary-eyed glance at…

Road Trip!

This is long overdue. The end of term, family visiting, start of summer vacation…and visiting other Canadian cities interrupted the usual routine of things. Visiting Toronto was on our to do list since we’ve lived here, and this Summer we decided was the time to go. It took us this long to save up air…