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...
weather gives our plans the cold shoulder

weather gives our plans the cold shoulder

Snow gently falling. Sun streaming through the clouds. Birds busy about the birdfeeders. A massive thick blanket of glistening snow everywhere you look. It’s a Christmas postcard of brilliant white – beautiful. I live in rural Southwestern Ontario, Canada and late...
moving mum and memories

moving mum and memories

Some years ago my mum moved from her house of over 4o years to an apartment complex. It was a difficult transition, not only for my mum, but for me and my siblings. We sorted and organized and cleaned and sorted and threw out and sorted and kept and tossed and… You...
helping our children stretch into the new

helping our children stretch into the new

“Yuck! I don’t like that!” “How do you know you don’t like it? You haven’t even tried it yet!” How many times have we, as parents, had that frustrating conversation at the dinner table? Something new is on the plate and the child immediately decides he doesn’t like...