Christmas is Coming

We've had more snow around here this winter than is normal for our little coastal community. Granted, it's still not that much snow but we've been enjoying it nonetheless. Every time it's started to snow, I've bundled Pearl into her snow suit so we can go out and enjoy it as much as possible. Around… Continue reading Christmas is Coming

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Monday Thoughts

Grief is a strange, lurking beast. While I'm prepared for it in many ways, it surprises me at so many other moments. Sometimes I can ready myself, steel my thoughts against it. And sometimes it simply appears. Pearl and I went to get our flu shots today and I'd forgotten one of the questions they… Continue reading Monday Thoughts

Thanks In All Things

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 This past weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada. I have so many things to be thankful for - I wake up each morning in a warm house, in a beautiful… Continue reading Thanks In All Things

Beyond the Fire

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. Two years ago, I wrote this post to mark Ash Wednesday. It was a time of great personal sorrow in my life. When I was really struggling with the question of, Why would God allow this to happen? Lent isn't exactly the answer to… Continue reading Beyond the Fire