Archives for July 2015

Wildfire!

forest fireForest fires are a normal part of life for Canadians living anywhere near a forest. May has often been the worst month for us. Several years ago, half the town of Slave Lake burned down. [Read more…]

He Hideth My Soul

William James Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

William James Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

How often have you heard a song where the tune does not quite fit the melody? Not so this one. When I sing this hymn, the melody captures the essence of how the words make me feel. It is my testimony of His love and protection in my life. [Read more…]

Killing Cockroaches

Killing Cockroaches, by Tony MorganI haven’t read the book, but I want to!

Killing Cockroaches, by Tony Morgan.

I have read the preview on Amazon. It’s funny, it’s honest, and it’s packed with value. The reviews are almost all positive. [Read more…]

Deja-vu

our front yard on July 3, 2014

our front yard on July 3, 2014

I couldn’t sleep last night because of the heat, and got up to write in my journal. To my surprise, I discovered I had the same thing, for the same reason, one year ago today. [Read more…]

Birds of My Acquaintance

American avocet

American avocet

Written in late spring, about 10 years ago. My, how I would love to see an American avocet again!

Birds of My Acquaintance

The other day I rode my bike three miles north, taking me through my favourite stretch of road downhill through the woods. [Read more…]

Razzle Dazzle Rose

a name tag made by a friend years ago

a name tag made by a friend years ago

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, if you’re the only one you know with that name. The only “Willena” I knew when I was growing up was my mother. I never saw my name in print, never knew a character with that name on TV, and no one ever wrote a song about me. So when I was 9 years old and heard the song, “Ramblin’ Rose”, by Nat King Cole, I was dumbfounded. I could not believe I was hearing a song with my name in it! [Read more…]