I bet that if Johnny Appleseed had a wife, every year she’d get to the point where she’d say, “Johnny, if you bring one more apple into this house, I am going to throw it at your head.” Because a girl can only do so much with bushels of apples before she gets to feeling…Read more »
Category: Love it!
Happy New Year!
Today we stand at the beginning of a new year and most of us are looking forward. Maybe with excitement and anticipation wondering what the year will hold. Maybe with resolve, determined to change certain behaviours in the hope the year ahead will be better than the one behind. At this time of year, many…Read more »
Love and Mashed Potatoes
You know how something happens, how you experience something or learn something, and you realize that nothing will ever be the same again? You realize that moment will forever separate time into the category of ‘before’ and ‘after’? That happened to me last week. My older two boys had an afternoon Volleyball game and I…Read more »
I Still Have Kids. They Still Go to School. They Still Ride a Bus.
September is not quite upon us, and yet I sit here surrounded by silence. Why? Because today is the first day of school. If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ll no doubt be surprised at a first-day-of-school blog appearing on the actual first day of school. It hasn’t happened before. Two years ago…Read more »
I Still Do
Many years ago today we committed our lives to each other. The decision was based somewhat on emotion; we were in love. It was based mostly on naiveté; we really knew very little of each other and what we were getting ourselves into. It was based completely on the fact we wanted to spend the rest…Read more »
Recipe Monday – on a Tuesday
It’s October and we haven’t had recipe Monday since June. There may be some of you out there desperate for some fresh dinner ideas. Have no fear. It is October and we are having recipe Monday on a Tuesday. With a weekend of turkeying behind us, you might suspect I will try to offer you some…Read more »
I Have Kids. They Go to School.
It’s September. ‘Back to School’ season is upon us, and for those on social media, it can be a daunting time. Beautiful children in new outfits line my facebook feed. They sport backpacks and hold chalkboards or fingers indicating what grade they are entering. Pictures of sandwiches shaped like butterflies, homemade healthy snacks, and fruit…Read more »
I am spending the summer holidays preparing for our fall study on Revelation. I read the letters to the seven churches, noting the commendations, condemnations and promises to overcomers. Meanwhile my seven year old works on his letters. Belching them. Do I commend him for thoughtfully burping letter sequences which form words? Do I condemn…Read more »
Recipe Monday – One Pot Sausage and Rice
When it’s an oven outside, it’s nice to have a meal that can be made without turning on one inside. Enjoy! Total Time: 45 mins Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 4-6 of your favourite sausages (ie Spolumbo’s mild Italian) 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 red onion, sliced finely 1 red pepper,…Read more »
Letter to a Young Woman
You stand on the precipice of change and the world stretches big before you. You are preparing to step off the ledge. Before you step – look. Look in. Look around. Look up. You are beautiful; but sometimes you won’t feel this way. Sometimes beauty is hard to find. Look anyway. Seek it out in…Read more »