"Whatever you are, be a good one." This little quote is perched on my windowsill just above the kitchen sink. I consider it a daily challenge in the many roles I assume ... mother, wife, daughter, teacher, writer, volunteer, Christian, friend ... lately though (or maybe actually all of the years of my life), I… Continue reading A Good One
Reflection for Sunday, August 5, 2018 Written by Rev. Jacqueline Samson of St. Stephen's United Church in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan Scripture Readings: Ephesians 4: 1-16 A life worthy of your calling; speak the truth in love. Gospel Reading: John 6: 24-35 The crowds ask for another sign from Jesus. May the words of my mouth… Continue reading Bread of Life
Four years ago, I wrote “Moms With Phones.” At the time, there was considerable hype in the media about parents’ smartphone usage in the presence of their kids. The guilt and the judgment associated with my own personal smartphone usage when my kids are present was amplified recently during an afternoon visit to the swimming… Continue reading Phone Guilt
At the end of June, we had our family photos done ... we purchased the shoot for my husband's parents back in December as an anniversary gift. Their two sons have both married, and in the last seven-and-a-half years their quaint family of four has expanded to a family of 12 (13 come October). A… Continue reading The Last 10 Pounds
Reflection for Sunday, July 29, 2018 Written by Rev. Jacqueline Samson of St. Stephen's United Church in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan Scripture Readings: Psalm 14 Fools say, "There is no God." Gospel Reading: John 6: 1-21 Jesus feeds the multitude and walks on water. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of… Continue reading Where is God?
Often, my oldest daughter meets my requests to do something with resistance. She doesn’t like being told what to do it seems. Neither do I, really, so I get it. However, I believe, there comes a time when we MUST cooperate with others, doing what is asked of us regardless of how we feel about… Continue reading So Easy to Forget
Last Friday night while playing a game of Sorry, my husband and I discussed what we should do for the weekend … not the fun, adventurous sort of doing, but the work around the yard sort of doing. We settled on staining the deck. In my mind, he would do the essential pressure washing, it… Continue reading Staining the Deck