December 30, 2017
Christmas is a lot of work and energy - the food, gifts, decorations. And for our family, scattered as we are across eastern Canada, Christmas also means hosting out-of-town family. Though I've enjoyed hosting Christmas in previous years, this year going to my parents was an incredible gift.
December 21, 2017
What I do hope with all my heart, is that you experience love, light, and connection this season, through some ritual or practice, as a reminder of your identity, value, and meaning as a human.
December 12, 2017
We long for a rescue, for the arrival, but what if that reality is already here? What if the rescue is knowing God, not outside of the shitty stable, but right in it? Not in the resolution of the hard thing, but in the experience of it?
January 16, 2017
The New Year as a time to start fresh, get life in order, whatever else you hoped to achieve, is an arbitrary date.
December 30, 2016
It was an eight day trip: two very full driving days and six days with family. My brother's family, my parents, and our family - the Toews/Tougas clan were all together for a few days.
December 24, 2016
The physical space that my parents have christened Sanctuary is the outward expression of their hearts.
December 16, 2016
Things change over the years. Skiing together is something we've managed to hold on to, though it too has evolved.