faith · family · life · ministry

today is a good day

I’ve been slack when it comes to writing here. I get other things in my head and just get overly focused–at least until I’m distracted by the next thing. That’s why I often forget to document the process of the projects and recipes I share. I decided to go through some posts that I’d started,…… Continue reading today is a good day

faith · family · friends · life · new year

gather

This time of year is often one of reflection: looking back at the year that is bidding us adieu and contemplating the beneficial things that ought to be repeated and those areas that require action of another sort. Although it hasn’t been my custom, last year I took the Word of the Year quiz at…… Continue reading gather

coastal livin' · family · friends · life

vanishing act

If you’ve been around this blog for awhile, you’ll see a definite pattern. I’ll be writing strong and steady for a time, then I’ll seem to disappear from the face of the earth. My vanishing act regularly occurs in the summer months. This year has been no different. While there is an aspect of lazy…… Continue reading vanishing act

easter · faith · family · life · special days

it is finished

As Easter approaches, I’ve been meditating on the completed work of Christ as He took my sin upon Himself on the cross.  As such, I’ve been reading some older posts and thought I would re-share them with you. This was first posted March, 2016. This photo was taken at the Billy Graham Library I have a…… Continue reading it is finished

easter · faith · family · life · special days

easter thoughts and such

I’ve been feeling a little sorry for myself this week. There were a few reasons, but here’s the big one: a new grandlittle that I’ve yet to meet. This sweet girl was born on April Fools Day. source: Naomi Lucienne Photography Being away from my mom, our older kids and grandlittles is not always easy.…… Continue reading easter thoughts and such

a page from our story · faith · family · life · ministry

a page from our story: senior management to full-time ministry (part three)

If you remember, we left off at the climax of our ‘Jonah experience.’ If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, you may want to read part one and two first. Jungle Gardens, Avery Island, Louisiana Back on dry ground, we ventured the two thousand miles to ‘Nineveh’ (Nova Scotia) for a six-week trial period.…… Continue reading a page from our story: senior management to full-time ministry (part three)

a page from our story · faith · family · life · ministry

a page from our story: senior management to full-time ministry (part two)

Last time, I shared the beginning of the story of our move to the east coast of Canada to plant a church in a small town. If you missed it, you can check it out here. Jungle Gardens, Avery Island, Louisiana We now begin our “Jonah Story.” We had fled Nineveh (PEI and a call…… Continue reading a page from our story: senior management to full-time ministry (part two)

a page from our story · faith · family · life · ministry

a page from our story: senior management to full-time ministry (part one)

Recently, I was asked how we came to the east coast to church plant. Short story: God called us. Longer story: God called us, we resisted, God continued to call us, we finally listened and obeyed. Full story: My Love, who holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (Western University), was in…… Continue reading a page from our story: senior management to full-time ministry (part one)

bullet journal · chaos control · family · food · life · penny pinchin' · pinteresting · printables

chaos control: meal planning

I’ve been trying to get in the habit of menu planning. Last year, I began adding a meals section to the weekly plan in my bullet journal. My intention was to plan for all meals, however, that doesn’t always work. If I followed through on my dinners, though, I felt successful.  I would say that…… Continue reading chaos control: meal planning

christmas · faith · family · life

the best gift of all

Have you ever received a gift that was especially meaningful or memorable?  Perhaps it was something you always wanted but could not justify purchasing.  Perhaps it was a gift of time, or experience with someone you love. Maybe it was a special note tucked into a card.  These special gifts often come at Christmas. Christmas…… Continue reading the best gift of all