These last 30 days.

In these last 30 days have been some of the longest days in recent history. Jeff was involved in a fatal car accident.(More in another post) There has been a trip to the East Coast for him, a work trip for me to Banff. There have been hard conversations with our girls, family, friends and…

Phoebe, Junia and all that jazz

Yesterday the twitterverse was trending #synod and my feed was full of disappointed folks bemoaning the fate of the Church of England. Why? Because in a vote, 6 people decided the fate of a whole nation and denomination.  The vote was to recognize the giftedness and calling of women into the role of bishops.  The…

The Embrace of the Unknowing.

Peter Rollins is someone who I’m just getting to know thanks to the miracle that is the interwebs. His books are on my wishlist, but for now his blog is pretty great.

Basketball Therapy

Every Monday and Friday I play basketball with a group of ladies.  It is an invite only game and it is with women that don’t function in any other place in my life except for on this court.  It is a bit of a sanctuary for me.  There is no expectations of me save for…

Life Lessons

There are certain things we hope to instill in our girls.  The importance of faith and family are the top two, along with respect for others, good manners and as I’ve mentioned before, chewing with their mouths closed. This past year we have really started working on how we handle money. The girls each have…

Fun on the interwebs.

I spend a ridiculous amount of time on the Internet, especially on my 3 work days.  Here’s some stuff I saw while ‘working’. Mommy Blogger Wisdom: why-youre-never-failing-as-a-mother For my girl who loves to build: move-over-barbie-8212-youre-obsolete?g=5 For laughs: Feeding my flash mob addiction If you like to think about faith, check out this series: animate.wearesparkhouse.org

Song o’ the day

The times are changin’ I can feel it in my bones Cause I’m standing on the edge of the other side of all that I’ve known It’s been a long time comin’ I take one last breath With my eyes open wide, smilin’ up into the skies, it begins with a step For the world…

Hair frenzy

                  I cut my hair short for the first time in my early twenties.  So that has meant that I have traveled light in the hair care department for quite some time.  A little paste, my fingers and I am good to go in the morning. I…

First of the season

                  There is something strangely soothing about a fire.  For the last 2 weeks each time I stepped out our front door I could smell the woodsmoke of all our neighbours who heat with wood.  After a freezing day of being a soccer family, a fire was…

Kindred souls

People can flow in and out of your life. Thanks to internet, friendships are not limited by distance or time that you spend with each other. This week I got to hang out with 3 of my favourite people.  They are my kindred souls.  I ‘talk’ to them almost every day through the magic of…

My view

Sometimes work trips don’t suck.

The space between your mind & mouth

The sermon today was entitled ‘Taming the tongue’, but it was the subtitle that caught my eye…the space between your mouth and mind.  We are studying the book of James and my good friend Jayson is stretching his preaching muscles this fall in this book.  To be honest, I don’t remember a ton of his…