A few minutes ago there was a terrible flash of light and a loud clap of thunder and the house darkened. No TV, no car (can’t get the garage door open), no phone (land line) and no lights.
Sometimes it is the stories that don’t quite fit. The off-balance ones and those that sit in-between. They catch our eye and hold our attention. […]
Now there is a title that will touch the heart of any reader and I hope my story will touch your heart or give you a good laugh as it did me.
There are many churches in Canada that are in decline. That’s not news. In my own denomination, congregations are closing at a rate never before […]
Amazing how that one little word “roots” contains implications of so much. I have done a bit of “root digging” and found out some interesting things.
We all need a permanent vacation from complication. Who’s with me! Life gets fast and furious. Demands get thrown at you like water balloons at […]
There is something about sitting by the water. It’s timeless and moving. Renewing and still. The paradox settles well with us. We’re creatures of water. […]
Outside the club house at our condo is a large sheet of asphalt. It is a great parking space for those picking up their mail there. Beyond the road is a row of poplars…golden and glorious as always this fall. Some leaves have already been shed and the asphalt is sprinkled with them.
Yesterday marked the change of seasons in Canada. While the calendar said it was autumn, the weather certainly didn’t indicate any such change! But today […]
I do so love the fall. Those warm days are so enjoyed, much the last few licks of an ice cream cone. Today I sat […]
I often turn to the ArtWay website when I’m looking for something new, but this week, I found a poem there that made the familiar worth […]
We just had one of those beautiful autumn afternoons that melt your heart…warm west wind (the farmers will be delighted), drifting clouds and a warm but not hot sun. I sat on the back deck with the sun on my back and just drank it all in. I know it won’t last forever.
A few weeks ago in a blog I asked you this question: What is one thing you’ve done that has helped or served someone in […]
You’ve heard me say it before: nobody gets too much encouragement. That’s axiomatic. Yet one of the most common ways to discourage a leader is […]
“What is happening,” I say to myself and then I remember, the same thing happens every September…dreams, easy tears, memories. It is near the anniversary of my husband’s death.
It’s a quiet day around here. So much quieter than it’s been in a while. Plum started nursery last week so this is my […]
It’s been too long since I have spent any concentrated time with the writings of Søren Kierkegaard – but this summer saw something of a […]
I spent two years living in an RCAF apartment complex with many other airforce personnel. It was exceedingly difficult to get into these quarters and actually through a stint of a couple of beers with the housing officer, my husband’s name was moved up the list. Yup, sometimes it is who you know.
While my wife and I were camping at Bonnechere Provincial Park last month (after our visit to Fort-Coulonge, noted in last week’s Encouragement), we sat […]
I have been blessed to see many parts of our beautiful world during our travel agency days but like most things when you look for them, they are there, right under your nose. Such was the case when I went with three friends for a day trip north of town.