Christmas


All the time there is

All the time there is

The New Year as a time to start fresh, get life in order, whatever else you hoped to achieve, is an arbitrary date.

Christmas Stories: Celebrations

Christmas Stories: Celebrations

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.

Christmas Stories: Sanctuary

Christmas Stories: Sanctuary

The physical space that my parents have christened Sanctuary is the outward expression of their hearts.

Christmas Stories: First Day of Skiing

Christmas Stories: First Day of Skiing

Things change over the years. Skiing together is something we've managed to hold on to, though it too has evolved.

Christmas Stories: The Dairy Queen sells Christmas Trees

Christmas Stories: The Dairy Queen sells Christmas Trees

In the month of December our local Dairy Queen is converted into a Christmas tree sales lot.

Christmas Stories: Walk to Bethlehem

Christmas Stories: Walk to Bethlehem

Walk to Bethlehem is an outdoor production and is a popular holiday outing and tradition, thousands of people attended this year.

Resources for Advent

Resources for Advent

This post is a round-up of a few Advent resources to inspire, guide and deepen your spiritual experience this holiday season. It may also just be an excuse to post pretty photos of lights and candles, you'll forgive me that indulgence.