Ya, you know what I’m talking about. We all slip into the doldrums from time to time on the “I could have done that, I should have done that, I would have done that” and we think of all the reasons why we didn’t. Some we view with regret, and others with mixed emotions. It…Read more
Thoughts and Prayers
To me, this is one of the best things I can hear from you. If you are a Christian, you understand it. If you’re not, then it doesn’t make sense. This past year I have seen on social media the rudest forms of mockery on thoughts and prayers. Not just one post, but dozens. Cynical…Read more
Healthy, Happy, Optimistic!
Some of you have heard those three words, together just like that, several times, if not a million. It is our family motto! When people ask me how I’m doing, my response almost 90% of the time is, “Happy, Healthy, and Optimistic. Sometimes even a “Opti-freak-‘n-mistic!”. It was years and years and years ago, (2006)…Read more
When Tragedy Strikes
If you know anything about me at all, it is my penchant for forgiveness. I talk about it all the time, and push it all the time. I feel that it is the key to life. So many people are hurting out there, and many are wallowing in self-pity and hurt. If we could only…Read more
I am a Christian!
I want to first start off by saying how incredibly blessed I am. I was born into a Christian family, and both sets of my Grandparents were also Christians. My mom and dad met at church, both sets of their parents attended Collingwood Baptist on Joyce street in Vancouver. The Bayleys and Cliffords were friends,…Read more
Trust in God – Let it Go!
We are in a fallen world. God loves us, and yes, he does allow things to happen. We can’t question him about it unfortunately, and it’s hard to make sense of it all. But just know that God is in control. He sees what is going on. He sees the good and the bad. He…Read more
I never thought I would be a divorced person. I grew up in a religious home (Baptist) and to be divorced was seemingly the greatest sin you could ever commit. Being divorced was definitely a no-no, and obviously if you were, then you must be such a horrible sinner. This is what I learned growing…Read more
My Miracle for my Son’s Grad
I had such a crazy, yet incredible weekend that I feel compelled to write about it, and give thanks to God for looking after me! I’ll try not to be too wordy…. THE PAIN STARTS Thursday evening while waiting for dinner to cook, I was watching the TV show Castle (taped on our PVR, happily…Read more