I go to a big church. Some would even call it a mega church. It has a café with a big cappuccino machine where volunteer baristas can make all kinds of delicious, caffeinated delights. My favorite is a Hazelnut Latte. I will stand in line to order...
Photo by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz on Pexels.com Have you chosen a word for 2024? This trend interests me because I find it much more relatable than resolutions. To me, resolutions feel like pressure, sadness, and unmet expectations. They feel like...
When someone I care about asks for help with a problem, I have space for them. I know how to identify what I can do for them, what only they can do for themselves, and what we can do together. Neither of us feels alone in our struggle, and we both...
I'm going back to therapy. I'm not even a little embarrassed about that, because seeking help with my mental health is as normal and automatic as going to PT for my ankle, or going to get my teeth cleaned, or going to a yoga class.
When I started dreaming about what The Ninth Child would look like, all I knew for sure was that I wanted cover art that was beautiful and compelling.
Ben said it was a simple process to leave the airport and he was absolutely correct. He was also correct about how huge Heathrow Airport is. Pretty sure it's bigger than my hometown, with a markedly larger population!
The furthest I have been away from home is the Mayan Riviera. It was wonderful and I would like to go again. But I have never been off the North American continent.
We all know our Alberta Health Care system is broken. It is chronically ill and shows every sign of being fatal. If something drastic doesn’t happen, it will collapse, possibly without chance of recovery
Ever had a day that went sideways on you?
and why I’m glad I didn’t blow up my marriage when I had the chance. At the time, I wanted to do just that. I had a speech prepared. I had rehearsed it in front of the mirror. I was ready. And then these words came out instead: I love...
This is our society's new normal - EVERYONE is under extreme pressure. It's only a matter of time before we need to blow off some steam in a way that doesn't create a mess.
One of the best things about experiencing a different culture is trying new foods!
Ben and Amy and the kids attend Faith Baptist Church Riverside, on a beautiful property that also includes a youth center and a Christian school.
When I finally woke up the morning of my first full day in Zambia, the littles had already left for school and the bigs had finished their homeschool work for the day.
The road from Ndola to Kitwe is not as wide as I am used to. There are large potholes that get worse with continual traffic and repeated rainfall.