During this time of year, people are often setting their New Year's resolutions only to find themselves falling short of their expectations not too long after. I think we've all done it: trying to stick to a budget, lose some weight and exercise more, or stress less and enjoy the moment. The biggest part of … Continue reading Establishing Habits
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
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
A few Saturdays ago I went with some friends on a 2 day adventure exploring some back-woods trails. There are many such trails scattered throughout the Maritimes: often they were a road going to a tiny community or from farm to farm. As the years went by and highways were built and communities abandoned, these roads … Continue reading Overnight 4-Wheeling Trip
Every September there is a hot air balloon festival in the town of Sussex, New Brunswick. The sky fills with a myriad of colours and shapes, like something out of a children's storybook. This year marked their 32nd year of hosting this event which draws a crowd from all different provinces and states in North … Continue reading Atlantic Balloon Fiesta
I was reminded again this week of the necessity of seizing the moment because you never know when a situation will change and the moment will be gone forever. My example was not monumental – it was an old farmhouse that stood as a sentry near the end of the road I grew up on. … Continue reading Saying Good-bye to a Little Piece of History