The Last Great Generation

I’ve had a lot of time to think these last few months.  And I’ve pondered about GGPa.  I was so blessed to have this man be a part of my life for 8 years.  He was in his late 80’s when I became part of his family, but it wasn’t until his last 3 years…

The Gift of Time

This phrase brings two images into my mind every time I hear it.  One of them is that each day is a gift.  It may not always feel like the best gift, you may even wonder where the receipt is so you could exchange it.  Maybe you could get a day at the beach instead?!?…

Perspective

Perspective.  Getting to choose how you look at your current situation. It’s been one of those days. Weeks.  Months.  Where very time I turn around it feels as though something else in my life is falling apart.  Or do I just need to change my perspective? There are always going to be those days. Or…

The Least of These

I pray that we would let go of the images we have built up of ourselves. Whether they are good or bad, I can promise they are not how God sees us. I pray that we would set that down and follow where He leads us. And that we would know that wherever He leads us will be so much better than we could ever imagine for ourselves.

Spread the Love!

It feels as though the whole world is a little less friendly these days.  As all the groups are protesting all the other groups, and as all the politicians bash the other politicians, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in spreading it around.  One little click of a button, and you can feel as…

We Were Not Made to Walk This Road Alone!

Chapter 2 in Hoodwinked: 10 Myths of Motherhood has the very first myth that they debunk.  The myth that mothering is natural, easy and instinctive.  And some days it is.  Those other days, well…  The quote that starts this chapter says “Mother is a verb, not a noun.” We are always in action.  I was laying…

Listen Love Repeat

Today is LAUNCH DAY!!! I’m so excited for others to get to read this book now!!!  It is such a beautifully written book, filled with such simple ideas that you can’t help but do them.  Everything from giving a bottle of water to your mail delivery person, to loving the prickly people in your life. …

Prayer Prompts

I have been reading Karen Ehman’s blog and following her on Facebook for a while now.  And she does something that is just so simple, but so powerful.  She talks about it in her newest book “Listen, Love, Repeat.”  I love how she does it!  She has this daily routine of praying for those around…

Prickly or Plush

As I was reading (finally!) the chapter for this week from Karen Ehman’s newest book “Listen, Love, Repeat“, I was reminded of a sweet elderly lady we met a few years ago. Karen tells us of this curmudgeonly old neighbor of hers that was, well, pretty mean.  He chased animals.  He yelled at kids.  But…

Confessions!

Okay, so I am a little behind on the launch team posting for Karen Ehman’s Listen, Love, Repeat.  Sorry!  We went on vacation and then came home to a broken furnace (I live in central BC, Canada, and its October people!), and I homeschool, so life has been about the basics these last 2 weeks….