LOOKING FOR SURPRISES After years of witnessing God in action it no longer surprises me when I see Him in the details, neither has it become commonplace for me. Every time it happens my heart soars and often, like my mother before me, I burst out singing the Doxology. “Praise God from whom all blessings …


Pumpkin Pie and Baked Squash

Pumpkin Pie and Baked Squash It was Thanksgiving morning. With family spread far and wide our celebration would be nothing big, but nonetheless important. Being a household of multiple dietary needs, I set out to make double of nearly everything.  No one was going to be left out this year! Pumpkin pie is my husband’s favorite and the first thing I …

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Under the Radar

Under the Radar I braced myself as we prepared to land on a small gravel runway. I was nineteen, in the Canadian arctic, beyond civilization, in a land inhabited by grizzly bears. The plan was that my eighteen-year-old pilot friend would return with his mother and then we would hike to the edge of the …

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When Mom Said Wait

When mom Said Wait Our daughter was fascinated with designing clothes. I got an idea off of Pinterest to make a dress form out of duct tape and helped her decorate her bedroom like a sewing shop. We arranged folded pieces of fabric along with patterns, we found at the thrift store, on shelves for …

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All is Well

All is Well Eight years ago (in faith) we packed our cabinet shop equipment and what household belongings that would fit into our work truck and moved from Northern Canada to the United States where we purchased property and built a cabinet shop and a house. In faith we had sold our home and made …

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Cobwebs or Rainbows?

Cobwebs or Rainbows? It was Friday evening. The house was tidy, the floors were mopped and the carpet was vacuumed. The soft over-the-counter lighting illuminated a beautiful lattice topped pie. It was a magazine perfect moment! Although the house looked peaceful, my heart was in turmoil. Not once, not twice, but three times that afternoon …

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Time For The Wedding

Time For The Wedding There is a song we used to sing as children, that was based on Jesus’ parable of the wedding feast (Luke 14). Many of you may have sung it. “I cannot come to the banquet, don’t trouble me now.I have married a wife; I have bought me a cow.I have fields …

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