Reflections and Realizations…

Things have been a bit quiet around here for the past few months. Not much posting. I’ve found since the fall, life has gotten a bit busier but more than that, I just haven’t had anything to say. Not that I’ve been quiet by any means (just as my hubby…) but to sit down and write about something has been extremely tough. I’ve always enjoyed writing, from as far back as I can remember I found great joy in putting words to paper. It’s something that relaxes me but also gives me the opportunity to unload my brain in a Read More …

Finding the season tough? I get you…

As the holiday season is fast approaching, I can’t help but start reflecting on the year that was. I don’t really know what it is about this time of year that makes us do this. In some ways, I feel like I’m punishing myself for all the goals left unmet, expectations not risen to and voids left unfilled. Maybe it’s the way my brain is wired or maybe it’s the way I taught myself to think without even realizing it but this time of year is not always the easiest. I think of old family traditions amidst the brokenness of Read More …

Finding Life in the Broken Way

Friends, I’ve been given a pretty cool opportunity. I applied (because I’m a geek and have far too much free time, apparently) to be on the launch team for Ann Voskamp’s new book, “The Broken Way”. I was one (of many) selected and so as part of that, I have the opportunity to read the book ahead of its release later in October. If you’ve read Ann’s book “One Thousand Gifts” then you are well versed in her unique style of writing. It’s raw, it’s vulnerable and whether you relate to her writing style or not, there is no denying Read More …

Running Toward: Restoration

So last year, Spartan Race came to Manitoba (Aroo!). At the time, I’d be training consistently at my-then gym and-now work (yay!) for about 7 months. I was terrified for this race and not entirely sure why I signed up when I’m fairly certain that I had said just a few months prior that obstacle races were dumb and only for crazy people with a death wish… hmmmmm… Going into that Sprint (3+ miles with about 20+ obstacles), I had no idea what would happen, nor did I have any idea what it would do to me. It undid me. Read More …

Chasing Miracles

I lost a friend recently. I feel like I’ve had to say those words far too often over the past few years. We prayed for her. For a miracle cure, for restoration of a body fighting so hard against a disease she never asked for and never welcomed into her life. We prayed for courage, for peace, for healing and for the miraculous. On the surface, it would seem that our prayers went unanswered. I’ve been reflecting a lot on that notion over the past couple of weeks. Do miracles really exist? They once flooded the world with an unspeakable, unfathomable Read More …