The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness Everyone wants happiness, right, but where does that joy come from? There are several things in life that bring me joy: my family (most of the time, wink, wink), pickleball, serving in my local church and God’s mercies that are new every morning. Having a family is often stressful –  being […]

Dirty Dishes: A training ground for transformation

Making Online Connections Count There used to be a day when cleaning up after supper was the bane of my existence. My kids were little and constantly needing me or requiring supervision. It always seemed that right around the time to start prepping dinner, the world began to fall apart.  I was busy trying to […]

New Growth

New Growth I don’t know about you, but Spring is my favourite season. It might just be the hope of warmth on the horizon after months on end of snow and freezing temperatures, but there is something about the month of April that brings me an immense amount of joy.   As some of you may […]

Laugh, Love, Live

Laugh, Love and Live In March of 1997, our family of five moved to Portugal to be missionaries.  We were all excited for this journey, with fifteen pieces of luggage and a new home on the horizon.  When we landed in Lisbon, Portugal, the sound, language, sights and food were definitely different than in Texas.  […]

Pandemic Planning – Lessons in Letting Go

Pandemic Planning – Lessons in Letting Go It’s March. The past twelve months, time has both dragged on, and flown by, and it’s hard to believe we’ve known and lived in a global pandemic for a year. We’ve seen pretty much every type of plan we’ve made need to be cancelled, postponed, changed. There’s been […]