Back to school for our kids equals back to ? for parents

For the past 8 years I've had the privilege of editing a newsletter for foster, adoptive, and kinship families in north central Alberta. Often I write short pieces for the newsletter as well. (If you'd like to see current or past issues, go to the north central CFSA website. This is what I wrote for … [Read more...]

On my writing “To do” list

  As my children head back to school, I'm taking stock of my own "To do" lists. Here's what I have on my list so far: Get my children successfully started in school. Start my Music for Young Children classes. I'm still putting my schedule together for the fall, so if you want to … [Read more...]

Sharing stories with our children

This week in our Proverbs 31 online Bible study, I especially appreciated Lysa Terkeurst's questions and suggestions at the end of Chapter 24: Do They See Jesus in Me? Here's a summary for your benefit: Think back over your life and pinpoint some specific moments that made your heart leap for … [Read more...]

When you need encouragement

  Sometimes we just need to step back from our every day life and take a deep breath. Some days we need encouragement, a fresh perspective. If that's where you are today, this post is for you. 1. Take time to read God's Word and let it nourish you. Here are some of my favourite … [Read more...]

From orphan to adopted: Marinate on that!

I'm being challenged by the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study using Derwin L. Gray's book Limitless Life. Chapter four of the book is titled, From Orphan to Adopted: "We roam through life lost, looking for a love and identity that no human, no job, no amount of money could ever provide. Our Papa in … [Read more...]

The road to change: Excuses or Honesty?

I stepped on the scale today for my weekly weigh-in and discovered the numbers are getting bigger instead of smaller. The increase is only a few pounds; I'm not discouraged, just motivated to get back on track and make better choices. In the last week, I've used a lot of excuses to make choices I … [Read more...]

Why every writer needs to find his community

In my last post, I shared thoughts about what community means to me. Today I want to take that a step farther and talk about why every writer needs a community. Writing is a solitary activity, one we do in any number of places, but always alone. Writers need to shut out the rest of the world in … [Read more...]

How do you define community?

I'm looking forward to starting on another online Bible study with Proverbs 31 Ministries beginning next week. We'll be using Limitless Life by Derwin L. Gray as the launch pad for our discussions. In preparation for this study we were encouraged to blog about what community means to us. Here's how … [Read more...]

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