A few days ago while visiting my doctor in Melfort, he initiated a conversation about one of my past visits … close to four years ago now … “I’ll never forget how scared I was when I saw you in my office that day,” he told me. “You were a very, very sick person.” It… Continue reading A Brush With Death
Yesterday, while playing around with my camera outside, I noticed A LOT of fallen trees. This inspired me to create a small token of remembrance for “The Fallen.” The background is one of the photos I took. The foreground hosts some simple fingerprint poppies … I used green paint markers for the stems. #lestweforget2020
Not too long ago, a good friend of mine lost her father to cancer ... I had no idea how to console her ... no idea how to let her know I was thinking of her during this difficult time ... I desperately wanted to create something meaningful ... something thoughtful ... something that would… Continue reading Let His Light Shine
So here we are, in the middle of a pandemic … it’s been 56 days since the schools in Saskatchewan closed … that’s eight weeks of social-distancing … 56 days (or more) without seeing extended family … eight weeks without seeing any friends … 56 days of homeschooling … eight weeks at home … 56… Continue reading What Do You Want the Story to Be?
I have a confession to make … I haven’t been doing all of those things that I wrote about in my last post (“Even Though”) back on April 12th … I haven’t been creating, I haven’t been reading, I haven’t been spending a whole lot of time with my kids (even though they’re in my… Continue reading Enough
A year or so ago, I started cross country skiing. We have an amazing club in our community thanks to an incredible and extremely passionate skiing lady ... let's call her Gloria. For $30 a year, I can borrow ski equipment and take advantage of the incredible cross-country ski trails and programming we have in… Continue reading I Am Humbled
Lately, I feel like there’s been a bit of a cloud hanging over me, and I can’t seem to “pinpoint” the problem, despite my efforts to do so. I’ve caught myself asking … What’s WRONG with me? What’s my problem? Why so glum? Things have been good … predictable, rhythmic, uneventful … smooth-sailing … There’s… Continue reading Even Better
On Sunday, we sang “The Summons” again in church. Here’s the link if you want to check it out on YouTube … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiXnbOORTAU It really is beautiful. I heard this song for the first time two years ago ... same church different pew. And on that day, I felt like Jesus was reaching his hand… Continue reading Will You Come and Follow Me?
This week I’m reminded of the gift of good health. On Saturday, my middle daughter battled a fever all day (and we were stuck in the car for a 10-hour drive back home from Calgary). She had little energy and even playing with her cousins upon our return lacked appeal … something normally quite enticing,… Continue reading The Gift of Good Health
Opportunities abound in our community to volunteer … countless boards, organizations, and fundraisers operate wholly on the efforts of those who SERVE. And, undoubtedly, many incredible programs, opportunities, and countless dollars have resulted from such efforts. Seemingly, people are taking Paul’s words in Philippians 2:4 to heart … “Don’t look out only for your own… Continue reading On Serving