Our Torn Canada

It is no secret to anyone who lives in Canada that this last election revealed once again the unrest between the eastern and western provinces of our great country. The other day driving through our beautiful city I was over taken with the giant Canadian flag that flies high with pride in one of the…

The Heaven’s Declare

“The heavens declare the glory of God;    the skies proclaim the work of his hands” . Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God;    the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech;    night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words;    no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,    their…

1st Birthday – Mom

Most times when we think of a 1st birthday it conjures up memories of a 1 yr old digging into a cake for the very first time.   It brings smiles and a sense of happiness.

Why even bother voting?

  “Do the unexpected. Take 20 minutes out of your day, do what young people all over the world are dying to do: vote.” ― Rick Mercer Do you believe your vote counts?   Do you believe you have a voice that is going to make a difference?  If you don’t, you should! Tomorrow, Monday October 21,…

Tea Buns and Tears

It has been awhile since I sat down to write in my blog.  When my Mom passed away in June it was like my desire to write, paint, sing and garden was tucked away with her body as she was buried.  I know my Mom is in the presence of Jesus and I know that…

September 11, 2001 … Silence

I remember where I was, who I was with and what we we doing on September 11, 2001, and I am guessing that you likely do as well.   My nephew phoned and said on the phone to my sister that he was sure we were now at war and for us to turn on the…

Grief – memories sting and heal

For those of you that follow me I hope that you will indulge me writing on my Mom for a while.   My Mom and I were very close in heart and I miss her desperately.   I know of a few friends around me that are in the grieving process too, and others that have waded…

Happy Birthday Dad …. birth to 99

My Dad was born almost 100 years ago….. 99 to be exact.   This month he turns 99 and is doing pretty good if you ask me. Dad was born in the Canadian Prairies into a family of 9 kids, a healthy mix of boys and girls during the great depression.   I can only imagine for…

Pray then like this….

“Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.  If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take, Amen.”   That was the prayer that we were taught as little kids.  We would kneel beside the bed, close our hands and bow our heads. …

Motorcycle Accident – Holding our Arms

June 24, 2017 was a day that changed our lives for ever.   Gardening and then out the door for a ride on a beautiful day on our Honda Goldwing to Rhododendron Flat in Manning Park… that was the plan.  We did our gardening in the cool of the morning and then off we went on…

Memories of Mom – Book Surprise

Almost everyone of Mom’s children and grandchildren received what was affectionately referred to as a “Grammy ” letter.  They were always filled with advice and wisdom and peppered with love for the recipient and for Jesus.   I used to love to get her letters, mostly.   I remember getting one when I was younger where she…

Saying Goodbye to Mom

At her tallest I think Mom was 5’1″, but if you got to meet her you know she stood 10′ tall!  Her words were always soft… ok, unless as a kid you made her mad, then you would hear your full name as it barrelled into your ears from across the house… you knew you…

Split the Sea of Tears –

Pain of our own is something no one wants… ever.  It isn’t top on the request prayer list.  “Lord give me pain” said no one ever.   Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health make us a whole person.   You can’t separate any of it, we are one with our mind, body, heart and soul.  Depression, heart…

Mother’s Day and my Hero

Mother’s Day, for each of us, is a conjuring up of many memories of our Mothers.    My Mom is 97 years old now and one of the most amazing women I know.   Growing up I always knew that on the other side of a long day at school was Mom.   Hugs and encouragement were…

Mom! – Open your hand!

As a parent one of the most difficult things to do is to have an open hand.   It starts the first time you let them walk for themselves.   Those tottery little legs that have been working so hard to learn to stand and to walk along the sofa are now ready to take the adventure…

He is Risen

“Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing…

Desperate Silence

In facing a time of extreme worry, stress and all consuming fear, silence feels like a horrible thing.  It is a reminder of the helplessness of the current situation.  It is a time that our own thoughts can feel as if they are going to devour us and bring us to a place where our…

High atop the trees – Eagles

Yesterday while driving down one of the back farm roads, I noticed a bald eagle atop a huge tree.  It was substantially taller than any other tree around for a few miles.   Now, around here in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia it is not unusual to see Bald Eagles, especially this time of year. …

First Responders – Could you?

I was thinking today of the hundreds and thousands of First Responders working in communities all over our country and world.  You know the ones, they arrive at an accident or incident and are faced with the harsh reality of how cruel, corrupt and so often unfair our world and the people in it can…