Growing up in Canada, I used to eat pankcakes for breakfast, watch Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday evenings (cheering of course for the Edmonton Oilers), and was used to traffic being backed up because of a stopped train.
A few weeks ago when my 1-year old son and I hopped on a plane to […]
Whenever my husband is home on the weekends and putters around the house, our 11-month old is DESPERATE to be near him, watch him as he does odd jobs, and of course help handle the tools 🙂
One weekend our doorbell had to be fixed, so […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Today I received my Immigration Card for Deutschland!
This means that I can enter the country as a resident, not a tourist, that I can live here as long as I want, and that I am allowed to work. Woo hoo! Now that the paperwork and everything has gone through, I am also able to […]
Merry Christmas everyone! I’m so thankful for the gift of Christ, and that we can celebrate Him all year ’round, but be especially reminded of Him at this time.
Mogi and I are in Kentucky this week, visiting my sister and her family. It’s been a great trip so far! Sledding (we really had a […]
One word the Lord has put on my heart this month is joy.
Christmas-time is a season where we should be experiencing joy, but many people don’t. “The holidays” are often filled with the most family tensions, the most suicides, the most discontentment. It’s the end of a semester in schools, and there is the […]
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