Sitting in the lap of the King

This week in the advent calendar is Joy… it’s a word I have long struggled to explain or even comprehend. Joy has become synonymous with happy and yet in my own experiences of joy it hasn’t felt like happy. While I lived in Austria I experienced a time that many poets call the dark nightContinue reading “Sitting in the lap of the King”

History

There is something really special about a friendship that spans decades, a friendship that has withstood the test of time, that has seen you through your worst moments and your very best. The friendships that distance can’t change, the friendships that you hold close to your heart even when you don’t see them on aContinue reading “History”

Step out …

Toronto – Closed Pandemic week 4 or 5:┬áIt has been a long few weeks. I have sat down to write a thousand times and either one of the kids comes to ask a question (usually preceeded by the announcement that they are hungry) or I sit and stare at the blank screen lost in thoughtContinue reading “Step out …”

Even LIttle Details

Writing is something I have missed, somehow in the busyness I have gotten out of the habit and it actually wears on me. Here’s the thing though, Once I sit down and actually make myself think about writing it all comes to me in such a rush that I don’t know where to start, thereContinue reading “Even LIttle Details”

life lesson brought to you by the Haughton boys…

One of the things about kids, and I have talked about this before, is how you can look at them, and see how God looks at us (even if it’s only a limited view by comparison). While at the beach I was out in the water with Josh, the waves were big and Josh wasContinue reading “life lesson brought to you by the Haughton boys…”

Life lessons from Queen Latifa

I watched the Last Holiday for the first time last night with my Mom while I edited her photos. It’s a movie starring Queen Latifa, her character is given 3 weeks to live so after feeling sorry for herself for a short time she decides that she is going to enjoy the time she hasContinue reading “Life lessons from Queen Latifa”