When I was introduced to *Sarah, a newcomer to Canada, and her son, Austin*, at the drop-in playgroup the other day, I’m ashamed to admit that I judged her a little bit. Her son seemed a little bit out of control (or just hangry). And Sarah was tired and appeared apathetic. She was due with … Continue reading When You’re a Struggling Overseas Worker
My almost-five-year-old is still figuring out her groove with the swing. When do you bend your legs and when do you straighten them? How do you go higher? If I make a face like this, will it help? What is the secret?! When we're learning something new, it will take some time to figure out … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Secret #FMF
Over thirteen year ago, I began writing my blog a couple of months before I left to serve cross-culturally in Thailand. I had wanted a place to share my thoughts, my struggles and my victories while I served in a new culture, language and country. It's fun to look back now and remember the situations … Continue reading Where Are You on the Writing Path?
I remember after my Dad passed away, twenty-one years ago, that I envisioned our family like a stool. Initially, our family had four secure legs, but after my Dad died, and after some time to process the loss and grief, I could see our family as a three-legged stool. It was different. We had to … Continue reading Day 26: Change #write31days
77. Time with new and still newish friends over food and laughter.78. Time to remember the past with gratefulness to God.79. A full heart.80. Loving arms to be enfolded within.81. The miracle of life.82. Our first year of blessed marriage. 83. Our covenant of marriage - first with God and then with each other.84. Fun … Continue reading old windows and reflections