The Depressed Christian

The Depressed Christian

The Depressed Christian sounds like such an oxymoron to my ears. Scripture teaches us to be joyful in hope and rejoice in our suffering. For those struggling with depression both of these can seem amazingly difficult at times.  However, it's really liberating to share this thought.  Depression forces me to become someone I'm not and [...]

The River

The River

She trusted and lived by faith Setting out one blue-sky day  Mesmerized by tide pools  Such wonders she saw and gleefully proclaimed. Like a river to the ocean  She was gently drawn down lovely streams  Following the current  Of all she loved and passionately believed. Some days were grey  Her strength grew weak  But still [...]

The Victory!

The Victory!

Today I had a fight with technology. It's a fight I know well. We have a love hate relationship. Printers are so great when they print. When they are uncooperative, however, the hair pulling is inevitable.  I was going to get my bloodwork done today. To be fair, I should have printed my lab requisition [...]

The Abundant Life: P2

The Abundant Life: P2

I keep expressing that good things can come out of bad things. Perhaps I haven't expressed this on my blog. I'm uncertain. Nevertheless, it's about time that I proved it. It's no secret that I've really been struggling during this pandemic.  I never realized how much impact those family gatherings had on my life. During [...]

Parentage: Part 4

Parentage: Part 4

In my last "Parentage" installment my cowboy great-grandpa met three wayward men on his migration from England to Canada. (The wayward part is my embellishment.) We also found out that these three brothers would become his brother's-in-law! Yeehaw! Here's where I started getting confused by the way this story was written. One moment I was [...]

True Beauty Tips

True Beauty Tips

About three years ago I became very sensitive to hair colouring so I decided I'd ditch the dye. My ears were insanely itchy! I wanted to stop colouring eventually, anyways, so I went for it. I failed the first attempt. As those silver strands started to appear at the top of my head I wasn't [...]

Dreaming

Dreaming

I'm dreaming… Of another place and better days Dreaming Of brighter thoughts and better ways  Dreaming  That dreams come true I know some do But while I dream there's work to do. I'm dreaming... That trials and tears come to an end Dreaming  Of laughter, love and friends  Dreaming  On wings I'll soar and life [...]

Waves

Waves

Sometimes faith feels like a battle upon the sea. I can succumb to really negative thinking patterns. These are definitely waves to me. If I don't get into a more positive thinking rhythm I can quickly start to sink like a stone as hope fades. Joy soon follows. Scripture tells us to take our thoughts [...]

Little and Big

Little and Big

Little things can become big things and big things can become little things. It's all a matter of perspective, right? Where is your heart? What means the most to you?  For the Christian Faith Comes First. We can look at the little picture and we can look at the bigger picture. I want to look [...]