Archives for June 2015

Taming of a Shrew

sisters fightingTanya was cleaning her room. Lisa was staying out of her way because Tanya was angry.

“Lisa, you get in here, you little—”

Lisa sidled back into the room.

“What is THIS?!!” Tanya demanded, holding up a rumpled, soiled garment by the very tip of the corner, between her thumb and fingertip. [Read more…]

Rabbit Trails and Time Capsules

Basic RGBRabbit Trails

I don’t know how I do it. I’m checking emails, and two hours later I wake up to find myself lost on some website, having no clue how I got there, or why I’m even there. [Read more…]

Prolific Authors

booksIt’s never been easier to have a book published than it is today. I don’t know how statistics compare for the big publishing houses, but a writer does not have to go that route any more. Self-publishing has lost much of the stigma attached to it ten years ago. More and more authors are going that route.

Recently I’ve been thinking of a number of well-known authors who wrote/write prolifically. [Read more…]

Backwards Brain Bicycle

I bet you don’t know how to ride a bike. That was the title on a blog post written not long ago by my friend William OToole. I was curious, because, like most of us, I’ve been riding a bike since I as a small child. [Read more…]

Hanabi Rei

Hanabi ReiOkay, I admit it. I am proud of my daughter, Raewyn. She is preparing to go Japan during November and December, as a short-term missionary. “Hanabi Rei” is her chosen Japanese name.

There is so much I could say, but I’ll let her speak for herself. [Read more…]

Near the Cross

Vagle Brothers 2011 - (l-r) Mark, Royle, Neil, Tim

Vagle Brothers 2011 – (l-r) Mark, Royle, Neil, Tim

A few days ago my Aunt Pat asked me if I could find the hymn, Near the Cross, and post it on my Facebook profile.

On YouTube, I found no shortage of versions, and started listening to find the one I liked best. [Read more…]

First Dream

skunkI woke up crying.

HOW could Mommy have been so mean? Sending me to the store in bare feet when there was snow on the ground! And there was a huge skunk following me! [Read more…]

Even the Smallest Details

raster. cherry heart

Today is June 5… a day my mind tends to drift down Memory Lane. I’d like to share a something that happened on a day that might otherwise have been filled with pain and sorrow. What God did for me that day was like a link between the two most important men in my life… a bridge between the past and the future. It was wonderful evidence to me that my loving heavenly Father cares about even the smallest details of my life. [Read more…]


Slave Lake on a windy dayThey say a change is as good as a rest. It was true for my daughter, my son, and me today. Five hours’ return trip to a family favourite — Spruce Point Park, on the south shore of Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta. [Read more…]


Picture 056When a boy shares a bedroom with two brothers for five years, it could be his creativity is stifled. Watch what happens when Andrew moves into his own room…




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