Archives for July 2015

Timothy

Timothy (10)

Timothy (10)

Timothy is our “words” guy.

He’s always loved words, the way they sound, and the way they fit together. He won the family summer reading contest when he was around 12. [Read more…]

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…]