The Passion

Have you ever met someone you’d define as passionate? Someone who walks into the room and suddenly everything feels a bit brighter and a lot more exciting—a person so full of life, that just being near them makes you feel more alive? Caught in the grip of intense desire, even the thought of complacency or apathy is…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 »

He Knows My Name

It was the darkest of days.  Hope had breathed its last.  Dreams were buried.  Even after the sun dared shine again, confusion and misunderstanding made dark their minds. What now?  What do you do when Faith proves to be vapour?  When Hope has died?  When Love lays lifeless? You cry. Mary stood outside the tomb…Read more »


Juxtapose. To place items or events together for the purpose of comparison or contrast. Often done deliberately to highlight differences. 50 Shades of Grey. A joining of pleasure and pain. Deliberately presented on a date associated with love. Hundreds of millions of dollars are sacrificed as people watch.  Pain inflicted.  Pain endured.  In the name of pleasure.  In…Read more »

Love Song

Ah, September. The month of new beginnings.  (Yes, the argument can be made this distinction belongs to January, but when your schedule is tied to the school calendar, September is the month.) Crisp notebooks with pristine pages waiting to be filled.  Bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils passed from friend to friend.  (If you can name the movie…Read more »


The children nibble on their snacks, debating important life issues adults often don’t have time for.  The topic this day is private parts.  An animated discussion centres on what actually constitutes a private part, and how imperative it is that once categorized as such, it remains covered. They move through the obvious ones quickly, but upon…Read more »