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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