Love or Fear

The newest season of the Biggest Loser has returned and I am addicted already! There is a twist this season regarding Bob that is huge! I won’t spoil it if you haven’t started watching, but I suggest you do! All the contestants are former star athletes and have something to prove to themselves and America. […]

Pumpkin Season with Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

The joke in Canada is that there are only two seasons: winter and construction. While this is true, for me the seasons also revolve around what type of baking I’m doing (or avoiding if my kitchen is too warm). Currently we are in pumpkin season, which will soon be replaced by gingerbread/peppermint/eggnog season. Wait a […]

Race You to the Finish Line!

I am competitive by nature. If you know me at all, you are probably laughing and rolling your eyes at some memory of playing a game with me. My cousin is just like me, so when we play cards we have to keep playing until both of us have our chance at winning. This can […]

The Fruit of Peace

Have you ever had a situation arise where you just didn’t know which path to take? Maybe you prayed about the decision for ages, had a pros and cons list and even polled all your friends for their opinions, but still didn’t know which way to turn. The Bible is a true source of wisdom […]

Finger Lickin’ Friends

What type of friend are you? Over dinner tonight, I realized there are different levels of friendship. These can sometimes be categorized by how deeply one is willing to reveal one’s heart, but there are also more obvious ways to discern. Let me give you Miriam’s 4 levels of friendship (which are, of course, based […]

Good to the Last Crumb

My dad, like me, loves a good dessert. Maybe it was because his father was a baker? I choose to believe that it is just hereditary and therefore no reason to fight the pre-disposed genes. Chocolate cake? Yes please! Cinnamon buns? Why not! Brownies? Most definitely! Fortunately, I am in a walking/jogging group of ladies, […]

Home-schooling 101

“I don’t have the patience to homeschool” is a phrase I have heard more times than I can remember. It seems to be the #1 response a person reverts to when they hear that we are a homeschooling family. It’s like a knee-jerk reaction! It’s okay. I’m not upset. It just amuses me. To be […]

Simply Sweet, Banana Chip Muffins

Today my family enjoyed celebrating the birthday of a dear friend. It was wonderful to catch up with so many of our mutual friends that we hadn’t been able to see in quite a while and the perfect ode to an amazing man and the last day of summer. While we were there, the ladies […]