NAME Marriage Conference: Men and Women Relate Differently

This past week, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend the NAME Marriage Conference in Edmonton. In the next few weeks I'll be sharing some of the nuggets of wisdom that were shared at the conference. Bill and Pam Farrel shared with candor and humor. Their first session was about how we … [Read more...]

Fading Photographs: National Alzheimer’s Awareness and Family Caregiver’s Month Blog Tour

My dad was diagnosed with dementia about five years ago. Since my dad's father had dementia, I understood some of the grief families experience. However, just because I mentally grasp what's happening doesn't mean it's any easier to deal with the grief. I have many happy memories of times … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s/Caregivers Blog Tour, & 5 Minute Friday

President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million (Alzheimer’s Association, 2014). The Author Community of … [Read more...]

New Release: Uplifting Devotionals for Parents

I'm happy to announce that Uplifting Devotionals for Parents is now available as an e-book. Have you ever wanted to resign from parenting? The responsibility is overwhelming some days. Thankfully, we don't have to parent in our own strength. God walks with us each day, strengthening us, guiding us, … [Read more...]

Watching for guidance and direction

As some of you know, my parents were missionaries during my early years. This meant that we often spent time in other people's homes with different rules and expectations. My siblings and I knew we were expected to be on our best behaviour at all times. We learned to keep our focus on our Dad. When … [Read more...]

Canadian Thanksgiving 2014: The blessings of family and Nature

One choice I've been consciously making this past year is to find things to thank God for. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, not because of the food, but because it gives me an opportunity to really focus on the many blessings in my life. This past weekend my husband and I decided to … [Read more...]

Finding the part God designed for me

A few weeks ago we brought home a puppy - Husky and Malamut cross. Olaf has brought joy and laughter to our family. He greets us at the door each morning with boundless enthusiasm and will chase sticks until we're tired of throwing. He also likes to chase his tail. He spins round and round, but his … [Read more...]

How Big is Your God?

There is a lot to be discouraged about in this world. We don't have to listen to the news long to hear about wars, violence, destruction, and every sort of evil. Instead of focusing on the negative, today I'm choosing to focus on God. I hope you're encouraged as you join me in celebrating our … [Read more...]

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