New Year Blessing

We have come to that time of year again – December 31st! For many people, this is a time to reflect on the past year. Memories are often front and centre on this day as we come to an end of the final page of this chapter in our lives. We think about all the…

15 Things For Which I Am Thankful

To me, Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday that happens once a year. During Thanksgiving, we often tell others what we are thankful for.  I don’t think that should be limited to once a day in October or November, depending where you live. Really, we should be thankful every day. What It Means To be thankful…

Dear Younger Me…

Dear Younger Me, You are beautiful. You are stronger than you think. And, don’t let anyone tell you differently. And don’t believe that you aren’t.  You ARE enough! The world is going to tell you that you have to be pencil-thin and have the latest fashions in style and the right hairstyle and makeup. They…

The Armour of God – Part 3

14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace (NASB) As previously mentioned in this series, we don’t rush into battle; we stand firm. We’re reminded of that again in verse 14. Because standing firm is mentioned more than once,…

Being Vulnerable

I want to be vulnerable in this post. I want to bare my soul. I want to help other people to see and know that it’s OK to be transparent with others. We all struggle, we all go through hardships, we all make poor decisions. We all hurt, we all cry. I’m human, and I…

Where You Can Find Hope

I attended university as a mature student – I was in my 30s. In fact, I graduated from my BA (in Biblical Studies) twenty years after I graduated high school! A couple of years after that I went back for another year to complete my Bachelor of Education degree (I already had several courses I…

The Armour of God – Part 1

In the book of Ephesians, we read about the armour of God; more specifically, we are looking at Ephesians 6:10-18. Since my husband and I have been under several of these attacks in the last few weeks, I thought I’d do a series of posts, with regard to this passage. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty…

When All Is Said and Done

Saturday is the second of my husband’s days off. He’s not allowed to do any work on Saturdays, or even carry his work phone with him.  I try not to do anything work related either. Saturday is a day to spend with family. And that’s what we did today. My husband,  step-son, and I went…

Today Was A Better Day

The bulk of this week was not great for me. Not only have I been dealing with my depression and anxiety, but Sunday afternoon family members shared some terrible news with us. It devastated me. And I found myself spiralling downward quickly. Both Monday and Tuesday I had what I can only describe as breakdowns while…

I Caught A Glimpse of the Light…

My husband tells me it will get better, that right now I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I will.  He tells me it’s still there, hiding beneath the grey clouds that loom over me on what seems like a daily basis. I catch glimmers of that light, now and…