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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)

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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

faith · family · life · mother’s day · special days

the requisite mother’s day post

That day of celebration for those women who have been given the responsibility of raising a tiny human has come upon us once again. I personally have attempted to do so six times.  Yes, six (you can see them here). More than some. Fewer than others.  Enough, you may think, that I might have some…… Continue reading the requisite mother’s day post

family · home · makeovers · penny pinchin' · pinteresting · projects

point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

Do you have a project that has loomed over you for ages? I have had one. That’s right…I finally got around to painting my df girl’s wardrobe! I shouldn’t tell you we’ve had this hand-me-down dresser since 2013, but it’s the sad truth.  It is sturdy and practical; heavy as all get out and was dark…… Continue reading point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

faith · family · life

wrong side of the bed

Ever have one of “those days”?  You know, the kind when you get out of bed and you just feel off.  You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders.  You feel grumpy for no particular reason (after all the day hasn’t even started!).  You feel sad and discouraged and beaten and sore? Perhaps,…… Continue reading wrong side of the bed