Angels & Secrets

“Don’t tell Mom,” I said to my brother Murray. “She’ll kill me!” “I won’t, but what were you thinking? Why didn’t you turn left instead of crossing the busy intersection?” he said scratching his head. “You’re lucky there weren’t any cars coming. Someone was looking out for you little sister.” “I know,” I said. My…

Thanksgiving Treasures

It didn’t matter which direction I looked, I saw amber, fiery orange and brilliant red leaves swaying in the breeze. The view takes my breath away and I inhale deeply filling my lungs with the smell of fall. As I stand in the middle of the field on top of Harrison Mountain, I’m reminded of…

What Was I Thinking?

My bike picked up speed as I came down the small hill on our street. The incline wasn’t huge, but to a young girl it was like a mountain. My heart raced as I tried to slow down. I panicked and instead of pressing the pedal brakes, I chose to use my feet. The problem?…

Quilt Legacy

Even though her fingertips were raw to the bone and the hour was late, she kept weaving in and out, in and out. The double wedding ring quilt had to be done in time for her child’s big day. Each thread and piece of material was important. They were picked carefully and placed in just…

Dinner for Two

She cradled her newborn in her arms and marvelled at God’s precious gift. They had waited so long and their bundle of joy finally arrived. Her heart was bursting. Have you ever wanted something so badly and wondered why God wouldn’t give it to you? I’m sure you have. Me too. Jeff and I were…

Mysterious Ways

“You’re moving to Ontario?” “Yes,” I said. The expressions on my family’s faces radiated surprise. I clearly shocked them. Me too. After all, I was a homebody Maritime girl. I didn’t venture far from my family. Being an introvert, I never dreamed I would move 1800 kms to a city where I only knew one…

Walking amongst the Clouds

“Mommy, look at the dinosaur!”  The boy jumped up and down as he pointed to the sky. She looked up to see a cloud formation that when she tilted her head just right, it did indeed look like a dinosaur. Sort of. She smiled as she laughed at her son’s imagination. He can see it…

Jesus…My Best Friend

“God, where are you?” I asked. “I’m here.” “Really? I thought you were my best friend, but you’re not listening.” “Trust me. I know what I’m doing.”   Have you ever been betrayed by your best friend?  Or felt like they were just not paying attention to you anymore? I think we’ve all been there…

Joy in Morning Glories

Early morning is my favourite time. I love to sit outside on my patio listening to the cardinals sing as they build a nest in our lilac bush. I enjoy smelling the freshness in the air, and marvelling in the creation of the brilliant heavenly blue morning glories climbing my fence. It’s almost like they…

Lost & Found

“I can’t find it,” I said. I held my breath as I searched every compartment of my purse. Frustrated, I threw it across the room, and started to cry. Have you ever lost something valuable? Something you couldn’t live without? I have, but it’s not what you think. I lost myself. During my five and…