I half-apologize for the silence on my blog lately. Not really, though, because things haven’t been all that silent in our home…
Two weeks ago our little girl surprised us with her arrival!
Jael was born on January 12 at 12:47pm, after a very short and uncomplicated labor. I want to […]
One of the top 20 most expensive paintings in the world is ”Royal Red and Blue” by Mark Rothko, and it sold for $75.1 million in 2012.
Image from Whudat website
Isn’t that crazy? Even though I am someone who appreciates beauty and would even […]
You’ve heard the saying, haven’t you? ”When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Of course there are other variations, such as ”When life gives you lemons, throw them at someone” or ”keep them, because hey, free lemons!”
Well, my husband and I made some proverbial lemonade last week. The ”lemon” that was handed to us […]
Today, October 15th, is a day of remembrance.
Two days ago, Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving with friends, family and great food. But today is different.
It’s a day I wouldn’t have paid much attention to if it weren’t for an event that happened in my life just over a year ago.
I never imagined having […]
Sun shining; house cozy warm from the heat of the oven, which contains a 12-pound turkey; smell of apple cider and cinnamon candles; husband peeling potatoes and me kneading dough; table set and awaiting guests.
It’s Thanksgiving. Autumn is here – my favorite time of the year!
Now tell me…if this isn’t a miracle, then what is?
I almost couldn’t believe my eyes once I got started harvesting things from our garden last week. How incredibly, richly blessed we are! Food is something I so easily take for granted. It’s a normal part(y!) of everyday life, […]
A Challenge from Ann Voskamp to “Count 1,000 Gifts” throughout the year. I started in April, and here are a few on my list so far:
For April 9: “A Gift Held”
Surprise roses…from my father-in-law! So thoughtful of him 🙂
For April 10: “3 Gifts Opened Up”
These quotes are what I’ve been pondering this last week as I’ve walked through my own personal “Easter Journey” and been reminded of my weakness, and God’s Grace. Jesus died so I could be made whole, live a life of fullness, receive forgiveness, and have peace. What hit me as I watched “The […]
Two weeks ago my husband and I went to donate blood at the German Red Cross. They spoil us here in Germany, in that they actually hire a butcher and prepare a big meal for all blood donors as a thank you! Not quite like the juice boxes and granola bars in Canada, eh? 🙂 […]
Finding myself in a bit of a spiritual “rut” lately. I know lots in my head, that I am loved, and that Jesus deserves my praise. And I am not sad, discouraged, defeated…just somehow disengaged. But I read Psalm 95 in my devotions this morning and verse two really stuck out to me:
“Let us […]
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