God Created Marriage To Be Beautiful

Today I would like to inspire you to work and go the extra mile in your marriage.

I am pleased to share my favourite Matthew Henry Quote:

The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.

As I read it again, I am moved.  In my mind it symbolizes so clearly what God’s intentions are for a relationship between husband and wife.  Continue reading

Crossing Paths

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I recently shared with you in Children at Play how my playdate went all wrong.  After sharing smiles with a sweet lady, it ended up that my two year old pushed her little girl down, she was crying and I was following behind her apologizing as she comforted her child.  I left the play place feeling embarrassed and hesitant to return.  I suppose my fear was that my child would do the same thing again.

Today I am so excited to share with you an update.  Continue reading

Children…. Always On Our Minds

To be honest with you, I don’t leave my boys very often.  Daddy and I were able to enjoy a couple extra dates more recently since my big sister was staying in our home but prior to that it was rare to be gone more than half an hour.

I had a lovely evening out with my niece this week while daddy cared for our little ones.  We were able to take in Chris Tomlin (wow, great time).  We enjoyed the entire experience together, my niece is wonderful, I adore her passion for God.  She makes me proud.   Continue reading

Sunshine Award

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you  Mental Health Food  (http://living4bliss.wordpress.com) for nominating Canadian Mommy Time for the Sunshine Award.  “Sunshine” was a nickname that was assigned to me when I was a young lady working at the Olive Garden.  I enjoyed the affectionate name so this nomination stirred up a fond memory.

Being nominated by Mental Health Food is such an honour, I enjoy her blog and all of the wisdom she shares each post.   Please, please, please go and see her blog for plenty of thought-provoking articles, life tools and guidance for everyone.  She’ll leave you feeling inspired to examine yourself and she provides you with the tools you need too.

The Sunshine Award has some rules: Continue reading

A Beautiful Journey

Guest Post By Calvin Wait

On December 1, 1979 just after 11:00 am I was involved in an accident that consisted of a 44 car pile-up on one of our major highways. In this accident I was the 7th vehicle that came upon what is said to be about a 1 mile stretch of black ice. I don’t remember much about the collision itself, however the witnesses said I slid into a tow-truck that was parked on the side of the highway trying to help others. After hitting the tow-truck I slid across the highway and hit the back end of a tractor-trailer. Continue reading

Powerful Lies

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in·teg·ri·ty – 1.  adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.[1]
 Several years ago, I was exposed to a situation where I was being faced with lies, lies and more lies.  I became so frustrated with the exposure to continuous lying and my wonder of where the truth was situated within the lies that I became strongly opposed to all lies, even when it came to ‘white’ lies.  Yes, even when I ask my husband, “Does this outfit Continue reading

Nkou God

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A value I would like to instill in my boys I have learned in reference to one of my favourite scriptures:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

I would like to teach my children to pray without ceasing; not because I have perfected this skill in my own life but because I think it is so important that I would like it to be considered ‘normal’ for them to always be looking to God with a thankful heart and life guidance.  This priority to teach is a reminder to me to be more aware of all the moments I need to refocus and look to God. Continue reading

Mother Teresa Wisdom

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I was recently inspired when reading Mother Teresa’s statement during her Nobel Lecture receiving the Nobel Piece Prize in 1979.  When asked, “Mother, please tell us something that we will remember.”  Mother Teresa said to fourteen visiting professors, “Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family. Smile at each other.”[1]  In her words, she is acknowledging the mutual importance of family to an individual and all other members of a family as well as our responsibility to show acceptance of others (through a smile) in order to promote peace in our society.

Mother Teresa once said: “In these twenty years of work among the people, I have come more and more to realise that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience”. She believes that the worst disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for and deserted by everybody.[2] Continue reading

Christmas Day Gratitude

Without God’s grace where would we be?  Grace is our gift to receive and I am Thankful.

Thank you for your son, the lamb for our sins.  Thank you for this time to spend with loved ones.  Thank you for the peace in our lives.  Thank you that we are given the opportunity to make choices.  Thank you for giving us other people in our lives to share our love with.  Thank you for smiles that light up the room.  Thank you for warm homes.  Thank you for good Continue reading