family · friends · life

MIA

Well, it seems I’ve been MIA. I hope you’re having a fantastic summer with lots of reenergizing and reconnecting time. We finished our homeschooling at the end of May so as to prepare for a busy summer.  And what a busy summer it’s been!  It’s a summer centred around people–family, friends and new friends.  Isn’t…… Continue reading MIA

a page from our story · family · friends

family, friends & friends that are family

I’m playing a bit of catch-up here… If you remember, I mentioned that we had a wonderful visit with our Alberta girl back in April.  It had been a full year since we’d seen her–two years since our df girl and cl boy had seen her. Last week, we met our cb girl and her…… Continue reading family, friends & friends that are family

faith · family · friends · life

i am holding on

We are now two weeks into spring.  Someone forgot to tell the weather.  We have had several snow storms with, perhaps, more on the horizon. Today, the grey air holds a fine snow being blown furiously about by the seemingly never-ending wind.  The dreariness of the day echoes my mood. This day would have been my brother’s forty-eighth…… Continue reading i am holding on

christmas · faith · family · special days

sounds of christmas

I’m sure for most of us, we have a few favourite Christmas songs, even if some of us get a little grinchy about having to listen to them for too many weeks.  It’s hard to deny that most of the Christmas music out there just plain makes us feel good and all Christmas-y-like. When my cl…… Continue reading sounds of christmas

faith · friends · life

me…leading a ladies’ bible study?

We started a ladies’ Bible study group this fall.  Can I say how beneficial it has been to me and how grateful I am for it?  Here I thought that I was going where He lead, just helping to meet a need, instead the Lord has blessed me immeasurably…isn’t that just like Him? I prayed for direction…… Continue reading me…leading a ladies’ bible study?

faith · family · life

baptism day at the beach

We had an exciting event at our church this summer.  Three people made the decision to publicly confess Jesus as their Saviour through baptism.  Most exciting for us?  One of them was our df girl! It was a lovely day, as we gathered on the beach this particular Sunday.  After a short talk about the…… Continue reading baptism day at the beach

dairy-free · food · friends · gluten free · pinteresting · recipes · snack happy

no bake chocolate cookies

Gluten-free? Check.  Dairy-free? Check. Yesterday, we had some guests over that have some dietary restrictions.  I don’t mind cooking this way as it is not entirely new to me. My dairy-free girl’s diet is, well, dairy free.   She has a very sensitive tummy and we have tried to determine the underlying issues with the…… Continue reading no bake chocolate cookies

food · friends · happy endings · pinteresting · recipes

mini frozen lemon pies

We love to share a meal with others. Tonight we were preparing a lobster dinner (yes, another one) in appreciation for a special family who has been particularly supportive in our ministry.  I wanted something light and cool to finish the meal.  A frozen lemon dessert fit that bill and seemed like an appropriate happy ending.…… Continue reading mini frozen lemon pies

dairy-free · food · friends · recipes · side show · what's for dinner?

gotta see a man about a lobster

It’s spring lobster season here on the east coast.  My Love’s favourite time of year.  He’s heading down to the harbour to buy a few beauties right off the fishing boat.  We’ll enjoy a lobster dinner tonight with some friends, and probably lobster rolls, or sandwiches tomorrow to share, as well. Lobster has a way…… Continue reading gotta see a man about a lobster

faith · friends · life

the value of friendship

Life is better with friends.  I am so thankful for all of the wonderful people God has placed in my life.  I have the privilege of knowing many people of all ages from many places around the world.  Some are acquaintances I know only a little, other relationships are deeper and there are those that…… Continue reading the value of friendship