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…

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. …

Family – how do you carry yours?

The greatest pleasures I have in life are summed up in my husband, children, in-law children and grandchildren.   I believe that I was born for the single purpose of loving them.   I often times wish that I could see into their hearts what I see in their eyes. As little children I could sense pretty…

Giants – Fear from a Mother’s Heart

Today was a day of facing a giant.   It is one that I thought I had put away for almost a year now.  If you have been following me for very long you know of our daughter’s health journey.  For 7 1/2 months she was hospitalized and suffered a great deal.  Then came time to…

I am back, healing has begun

Hi everyone.   Thank you for your patience during my time away from my blog.   I have been and continue to be on the path of recovery from surgery to my shoulder. Over the past 7 weeks I have spent much time in quiet contemplation, sleep and reflection.   There are times in life when we need…

2019 Thankful List – Darwin

Being married to my best friend has to this day and I know will be the same beyond today, been the greatest adventure.   After over 30+++ years there have been many changes in both of us.  Not only appearance, but our outlook, tolerances and opinions have morphed and changed to where we are today.  We…

Happy New Year wish from me to you!

I had written a New Years post about a week ago to go live at midnight and it disappeared, obviously human error…. mine. Thank you for taking time to read through my posts this last year.   I have always loved to write, because I have as many words floating around in my head and those…

Merry Christmas from Heartbeat’s House

I love being a Mom.   I remember the time I held my two children in my arms for the first time.  Those memories don’t fade.   Counting fingers and toes and touching their hair for the first time.. precious memories. I think of Mary, Jesus Mom.   She was a young woman, so much…

First

Christmas holds a variety of traditions and beliefs for everyone.   Lifestyle, upbringing, and personal choice is the path that leads to the traditions and beliefs that we hold to our hearts as precious and as truth. For me one of the traditions that is closer to my heart than I can say is, being…

Too Many Keys!

I am alway accused of having too many keys on my key ring.  I guess I do, but when I try and reduce them, well… I just don’t.   Each one gets used many times during the week, or at least most of them.   I have been told that the weight of them can…

Flying into the wind or Flapping

In our home birds hold a special place.  Darwin feeds them in feeders and then we sit and watch with great delight how they have their own politics as to who is at the feeder first, longest and basically is the boss. This morning was not unlike most mornings, breakfast on the table and looking…

Have you found an Agate?

Recently we had our company dinner to celebrate two of the men we have had working for us for over 20 years.   It was great to get to visit and celebrate the dedication of these two guys, they have become family.   While we were visiting Justin and his wife Erin began to tell…