Author Archive

Frayed Jeans

May 22, 2020

I was folding my husband's jeans and checking the hems for frays. That's how I determine at a glance which are his work jeans versus his dress jeans. The thought came to me that when we live our lives in Christ, we become like a pair of …( read more )

Inconvenient Blessings

April 10, 2020

In our rural community, we experience power outages during severe winter weather. We prepare by placing ice bags in our freezer, and no one lifts the lid. We hunker down next to the fireplace, play board games, and heat our dinner on the …( read more )

Giving Day

April 6, 2020

The aroma of horse hair overwhelmed me as I buried my face in Princess's mane. She grasped my ponytail scrunchie with her muzzle, slid it off, and waved it triumphantly. If a horse could laugh, she was doing it. This was a deliberate move …( read more )

Hot Dogs And Holy Spirit Nudges

February 19, 2020

Recently, while I was at a local restaurant, I kept feeling a nudge in my spirit to go to a clothing store when I finished eating. As I arrived there, I recognized a homeless man named Mike. We struck up a conversation. "I can't give you …( read more )

My Superhero

February 4, 2020

I smelled rubber as the sedan screeched to a halt. With legs spread, palms stretched wide, and arms waving, my three-year-old son, Matthew, stood in front of the car with an expression of delight. How had he slipped his hand out of mine? I …( read more )

Wash Day

January 22, 2020

It was wash day. I got right to work, separating the laundry into piles and loading the washer. I reached for the cleaning agents and meticulously measured bleach, detergent, and fabric softener, pouring each into their respective …( read more )

Where's Nemo?

January 11, 2020

"We should name him Nemo," I teased, as we lowered our little goldfish into the backyard pond. But then, there were those two cute dots on his tail. "How about 'Deuce'?" my husband suggested. "Perhaps 'Dos'?" I countered. So, it was …( read more )

Not Just Any Hug

December 26, 2019

I sat in my recliner admiring my Christmas gift. My children had bought me a tablet. I was intrigued that I could read my favourite book without turning a page. "Nanna," Matt called. I barely heard my son as I fiddled with the tablet. …( read more )

Mary's Song

December 11, 2019

As shoppers hurried into the dollar store to escape the winter winds, one man ambled towards the entrance, methodically tapping his cane. He touched the door. Then, he paced ten steps away. Dropping to his knees, he placed his hat on the …( read more )

The Speeding Ticket

November 20, 2019

The reflection of blue lights flashed in my rear-view mirror. Embarrassed, I pulled over. "Ma'am, can you explain why you were speeding?" "Officer, I wasn't paying attention." When I got home, I looked up the potential consequences: a …( read more )

 



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