On vacation…

Hi friends!! My sister Sue is here visiting from New Brunswick, so I’m taking a break from blogging this week. We’re having lots of fun together. So nice having her here. See my next post on October 24th. Have a great week! Darlene Darlene and Sue (Oct 16/11) Advertisements

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is our Canadian Thanksgiving Monday, so I’m taking a break from my regular blog series. This is the time of year when we express our thanks, but why do we wait so long? We should be thankful 365 days a year, shouldn’t we? Look where we live. In a country where we’re free to…

What if…our glass was half full?

Helen walked into the church humming Victory in Jesus. Her week consisted of car troubles, worrisome doctor reports, and news of her daughter’s failed marriage, but still the words of her favourite hymn went through her mind. She knew to trust in her Lord. Hard yes, but she chose joy. She sat near the back,…

Award Winners

The Criteria: The Liebster Blog Award is meant to showcase bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. This is all done in the spirit of pay-it-forward. The Rules: You must mention and link to the person who awarded you the Liebster and mention 5 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers you think worthy of…

What if…we stopped learning?

Lucille removed each item from her bag and examined them before placing her notebook, pen, pencil, easer, and ruler on the desk. The chatter from the doorway caught her attention. Two young girls entered the room. One dressed in everything black–from her dyed hair to her two-inch boots. The other smacked her gum as she…

What if…seasons didn’t change?

She sat on her porch in her favourite spot overlooking the front yard. The maple saplings she planted with her husband when they were first married had grown and now stood as sentinels protecting her property. The tire swing hanging from the oak tree swayed in the fall breeze. The brilliant red cardinal picked at…

What if…we kept our promises?

Matthew sat on the front porch with his backpack beside him. He looked at his watch as he tapped his toe on the step. Late again. Can’t you ever be on time?  Ever since his parents divorced, he spent every other weekend with his dad. And it never failed; his dad rarely arrived on time.…

What if…His people really prayed?

They stood at attention with swords raised as she walked through the village in the darkness. Her mission outreach lasted longer than normal and the path home took her through the toughest part of town. The most feared gang in this small community came out at dusk and evil lurked in every corner. They were…