Addictive.

These little buggers are going to do me in this Advent season. I forsee many bags in my future of finishing off papers, doing Christmas cards and just because I deserve it moments.

Thankful

It is our first Thanksgiving in America. It has been interesting to live in a country where Thanksgiving seems almost bigger than Christmas. In fact Thanksgiving and Advent are only separated by 3 days this year, so Thanksgiving really is the launch into the holiday season that will last until January 2. There is this…

Conflict.

  I just pressed the submit button for an assignment that required a 12 page paper on conflict. Specifically a conflict you have dealt with as a leader, and to detail it out in excruciating detail of how you did or did not handle it well. These are the times I curse the fact that…

Lazy Sunday

Church, football, nap and church Advent festival. Perfect lazy day.

Growing like weeds

Lately it feels like the girls are growing out of everything. The Bear especially seems to be either outgrowing or ripping holes in everything. Today leggings were on the shopping list.

All I want for Christmas is. . .

Christmas cards mailed to me.  That’s all I want, snail mail.  Envelopes slipped through our mail slot from family and friends. I want the cheesy Christmas letter and family photo. I want to string up a line of twine across our living room and hang cards from it. I want to stick photos on our…

The gift of being ridiculous.

You know when you laugh so hard it feels like you are high?  All those happy neurons firing off in your head and your whole body just relaxes into it?  That happened to me recently.  After hosting an Open Mic night that was filled with angsty poetry, testimonies, beautiful singing and some crazy dancing, it…

Confession

We now go to a church that does liturgy and corporate prayers.  It has taken some getting used too, but there is something to be said for hearing my daughters along with hundreds of others saying the same prayers, singing the same song of thanksgiving and confessing together. Yesterday’s confession hit me in a very…

So…

Apparently planning and running an international conference can seriously mess with your blogging mojo. Here’s a quick recap of the last few days: UrbanPromise International Summit- a 3 day family gathering of the staff from the various UP sites from around the world I went to listen, learn and get my book signed by Nadia…

Ravenclaw

My girls have yet to develop my love of reading, although there are glimpses here and there. K is now in Grade 5 where they get divided into houses according to the Harry Potter series. Unlike some, I love the series but the girls have never read them. Not only does K need to read…