Cream Peas On Toast

As a parent, we enjoy replicating fond memories of our childhood with our own children.  Earlier this week, I was able to share with my little boys a childhood favourite, cream peas on toast.

Now, I was a rural raised little girl so we spent many hours outdoors, cutting and bringing in firewood for the winter months as well as gardening. Continue reading

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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

Marriage – The Foundation Of Our Home

The relationship between me and my spouse creates the foundation of our family for our children.  If our relationship is waivering, the emotional state of our family changes.  My responsibility is to do my part in building and maintaining that relationship for a peace and love in our hearts and home.

In my constant pursuit of teaching my children what ‘normal’ is, my deepest desire is to show them a loving home, including a strong love between their parents.  I want my relationship with their dad to be what they consciously seek out during their life journey because it was enjoyable and inspiring to them growing up.

In honour of Valentine’s Day, we 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

A Record Of Our Lives

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I was shaving my legs the other day and it reminded me of my impression of wood flooring; explanation required.  In our last home, my husband and I installed hardwood flooring in the dining room and living room.  With great attention to detail and a keen interest in a beautiful finish, I would lay out each piece, just as I felt it would look best.  I would plan the spacing of the colour variations and the distance between each seam while my husband would hammer each piece in.  Laying this floor took hours and of course, the beautiful result would ensure that I took extra care of our new flooring. Continue reading

The case of the missing

I write this article with a high I am savouring.  If you were watching me walk, there would be a spring in my step that could be seen from afar! 

One month ago today, I was able to share with my friends and family one of the most significant moments in my life, similar to my wedding.  I was baptized as a symbol of my commitment to follow Christ.  This was a very special day and it was a coincidence (or was it) that at the service, two good friends, roommates I lived with many years ago were there to witness this special moment.  After the conclusion of the service, many people returned to our home and we enjoyed visiting.  My good friends and I held a discussion Continue reading

Countdown to Family Time

‘Tis the season to spend time with loved ones, to enjoy each other as family and to celebrate Christ as our saviour.  As we prepare for our time with family; shouldn’t it be a stress free, exciting time for us.  We should be pleased with having a little extra time off work to relax, watch movies and play games with loved ones or just visit with treasured friends.   Our only concern should be when to be where we have to be or when our company will be arriving.  Isn’t it amazing the stress that comes with the Christmas season?

During various discussions you will hear people pressured to buy gifts for people who they don’t necessarily want to Continue reading

Sleep Who Needs It?

One of the most valuable past times in our home is sleeping and since we’re not able to do it, I might as well talk about it, right!  We’ve recently been able to appreciate the book Sleep It Does A Family Good.  Dr. Hart emphasizes the value of sleep and the societal impact sleep depravation Continue reading