When faced with change, or the challenge of starting something new, doubts are bound to come to the surface. What if it doesn't work? What if I fail? What if circumstances in my life change? What if no one likes me? What if my mind goes blank in front of everyone? What if it isn't … Continue reading What If?
Lately I've been doing a little more research into my family tree. My father's family was part of the Great Migration of Puritans fleeing England in the 1630-1640's, settling in the unknown wilderness of the New World, seeking a place where they might freely worship God. As I was reading some history yesterday, I was struck … Continue reading Unknown Paths
I wanted to share some of my thoughts during the past weekend as I celebrated Thanksgiving. It started with learning a little historical background of the holiday in my French class. The first recorded Thanksgiving on Canadian soil was given by Martin Frobisher in 1587 when he set foot on the shores of Newfoundland. There were several … Continue reading Having a Grateful Heart
Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in feeling less than adequate. We look at some of the famous people of the world, people who have reached out and touched humanity, and compare ourselves to them. This person made great scientific discoveries, or this person was already wealthy by my age, or this person … Continue reading Appreciating Life Right Now
I just came across this passage in a book, Come Away My Beloved by Frances J. Roberts, and thought I would share as it sums up quite nicely the thought that has been going over the back of my mind for the last few years: ...Learning, knowing, working, these all have their place. But these … Continue reading Sunday Morning Thought
First things first, I will apologise for the time that has passed without writing. I had struck a deal with myself when I first began this blog that, if I was going to begin this venture, I needed to see it through with consistency. (Unlike many other projects that had been started and not completed in … Continue reading Finding Balance
Heartfelt greetings for a new and wonderful year to all! I find entering a new year is a chance for introspection and hope. Standing at the threshold of a new year, a road lays before us. Where it takes us, no man knows, but we have a choice to step out with earnest expectation or with dread. I … Continue reading The Gate of the Year