a summer road trip with mum – part two

a summer road trip with mum – part two

  The day dawned… a good way for any day to start. First I picked up my sister—she was ready and waiting—then on to our mum’s. Mum was a little distressed when we arrived. “I’ve been trying to phone Karen, but it’s not going through.” “Did you remember to dial...

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a summer road trip with mum- part one

a summer road trip with mum- part one

Thankfully the car’s air-conditioning was fixed at the beginning of the summer because tomorrow—road trip! My sister, Karen, and I are taking our mum to visit her friend Kath. They’ve known each other for over fifty years, since before we emigrated from England....

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is your soul hungry?

is your soul hungry?

After several May days of blazing heat and humidity, today is nicely warm and fresh.  I love this type of day. And today I’m feeling a little nostalgic… You see, my previous home has a screened-in deck at the back of the house. The view includes fields and a...

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squawking or melodious to your ear?

squawking or melodious to your ear?

Today I woke up and dressed to the accompaniment of an unknown bird’s “song.” It was not the happy or beautiful melody of a song bird. It was the repetitive one-note squawk of a bird who we might say is annoying. A noise that gets on your nerves after a while....

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fill that need – create!

fill that need – create!

  I was just thinking about this need inside me. Busy days are overfilled with demands of family and work and all the things that scream to be done. These everyday realities attempt to squelch this need. Yet it quietly ferments until it is ready to explode. So I...

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hope nonetheless

hope nonetheless

Recently, I was asked to share a reflection for a team meeting in my workplace. I was at a bit of a loss for what to focus on so at dinner I asked my three children what they thought I should talk about.

My eldest daughter, Clara, is home right now doing her first year of Carleton University online. She is studying Global Politics with a focus on human rights. In the midst of a pandemic she sits alone in her room reading day after day. Copious amounts…

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meet denise

Hello! Welcome to my stretch of the virtual highway. We're all on a journey travelling the the all too real road of life. A never-ending series of twists and turns, hills and valleys, detours, construction and dead-ends. But also scenic tours, beauty, love, faith, opportunities, fun, and smooth roads. Yes, the journey we're on is littered with change... read more...

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