Change the Church

I am disappointed in my church – the Anglican Church of Canada – for failing to pass the canon allowing same-sex marriage ceremonies. In an age when the Church is facing extinction, when we all need spiritual guidance, this was their chance to proudly lead the way to acceptance and love for all of God’s…

Stray Dog

What do you think happens if you chase a stray dog?  Does running towards that dog allow you to catch her?  Not usually.  They can outrun us with their four legs.  In order to secure the dog, you have to run away from it – preferably in the opposite direction of the street – and…

A Modern Woman’s View of Valentine’s Day

I didn’t have time to write this yesterday – for February 14th – but here it is a day late and a dollar short… My February 14th started at 5:00 AM without me remembering that it was Valentine’s Day.  My work/life balance has been off as I pour myself into hard work and my weeks…

The Stories We Tell

Humans have evolved because of the stories we tell. We can make fire, make a friend and toast marshmallows, trip on the best path to the honey pot and find God in the gaps. Our lives are run by stories. The Bible is a story. The stories we were told about ourselves in our childhood…

What If?

Apologies to my readers!  As I dive into 2019 with my fearless attitude, work and life have never been busier.  But I miss you and our conversations, so I got up early to spend some time with you on this lovely Sunday morning. Last year, I learned how to not worry.  I had been through…

Be Fearless

Welcome to 2019!  Numbers are pure magic to me and I especially love the odd ones.  As my friend said, the biggest things happen in the odd years.  The number 9 has always been my favourite.  Why?  Because I love the number 3 and 9 = 3 x 3! One of my favourite University classes…

Fear

Back in the day before phones and personal computers, we students of the 70s and 80s had to write our English essays out on paper.  Mistakes were my kryptonite.  They made me feel weak and not good enough.  I loved my medium blue ballpoint pen but hated that white out stuff.  So, I refused to…

I’ll Do It Tomorrow…

You know how I know that it ALWAYS rains during the week between Christmas and New Years in my little corner of the world?  And then, the weather takes a sudden deep freeze deep dive right at the year end celebrations?  Always. I know this because my birthday is December 31st, which – in Canada…

Commitment

A Facebook friend was moaning about an endless roll of Christmas wrapping paper she bought years ago at Costco.  It seemed to keep going and going … and going.  “This thing never ends!” she cried.  Can you imagine wrapping in the same paper year after year after year? I commented “I can’t commit that fully…

Best Before Date

I have this “thing” for Best Before tags …  You know, those little yellow, red, green, white or blue plastic tags stamped with a best before date … which apparently are colour coded based on the day the bread is baked.  I saved an entire box of them during my early childhood years.    Milk bags…

Be Still, My Heart & Mind

As we rush madly into the holiday season, I am taking a step back.  Since my father passed away in 1995, it’s been part of my journey to pause around Christmas. Reflect. Look back on the year and see where it has taken me.  New heights and depths?  If not, I am not trying hard…

Paperless Trail

I save every single receipt.  Every. Single. One. Just in case I have to prove I bought something.  Anything.  Milk and bread.  Gas.  A new Hollister hoodie.  You can imagine the mountain of paper that builds.  The receipts weren’t even nicely folded into file folders, but wadded into balls and stuffed into boxes.  Over nine…