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?
Hello again, my friends. It has been too long. Let me catch you up on all that has transpired over this last year. When we last spoke, I was making some changes to my life. If you are new to this site and you want to read more from that post, here is the link. I had decided to … Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again…
It has been a little while since my last posting. June 5th to be exact. Since then, spring melted into summer, and now summer is beginning (hopefully) to give way to autumn. (Autumn is certainly my favourite time of year, and I am more than ready to dig out the sweaters and steamy cups of spiced tea.) … Continue reading Seasons of Change
Springtime in Atlantic Canada is nothing to get too excited about at first glance: it is cold, wet, muddy, and slushy. Looking outside at the frozen ground and patches of snow, it may seem like warmer weather will never arrive. Yet, there is a promise to springtime that one day the dreary days will end … Continue reading Hope Springs Eternal
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
A few weekends ago I was nearing my day off and had it all planned out with a to-do list a mile long. I have 1 day per week that is free to use as a catch-up day - clean the house, do yard work, do a little extra cooking or meal prep for the week, … Continue reading Finding Time For Our “Someday” List
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
Around here, summer is beginning to make its shift towards autumn and that means back-to-school sales. My pens seemed to have all gone missing or ran dry, so I decided to treat myself to a new one - something that wrote smoothly and effortlessly, but not too expensive. I perused over the selection at the store and … Continue reading Happiness is….a new pen.
When I was planning my recent trip to the UK I toyed with the idea of travelling with just a small backpack, something like I would have used for school. I was going from town to town, travelling by train or bus or subway, and didn't want to fight with luggage every step of the … Continue reading Travelling Lightly
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