30 Pounds & Counting!

This was me in January. Seriously. Less furry, but just as grumpy. It was time for a change. The goal was to get back to my “skinny” jeans that were three sizes smaller and keep going. It took me a full four months, but I am now wearing all my clothes from the “too small” […]

Maple Cinnamon Meringues

Happy New Year! Today marks the first day of 2017. There are so many possibilities for the coming year and so many items on my goal list that I better start now. One of my goals is to be more intentional with my blogging, so I am starting the new year right. Another goal of […]

Altogether Lovely

Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” His beauty surrounds us everywhere. It’s inescapable. The work of His hands is intricate, exquisite and awe-inspiring. His artwork draws us to […]

Mistaken Identity

Have you ever heard a guest speaker being introduced at a conference? The person with the honour of announcing them usually raves about their accomplishments, gushes over their successes and gives a glowing report of their life’s highlights and why they are more than worth the money you paid to hear them. Has anyone ever […]

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. […]

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 […]