Spring


The other side of spring

The other side of spring

A list of our spring activities, catching my breath, processing motherhood and this busy time of year.

Presence in pain

Presence in pain

This is how we hold the beauty and the pain, by learning to bear afflictions with one another. We incarnate the love of God in being with one another. God is known to the other in each other when we give something of ourselves - our time, resources, skills, and agenda. And when we accept what others give.

Mother's Day in Ottawa

Mother's Day in Ottawa

It's impossible to know the twists and turns that a life will take, the potential routes of family and individual migrations. It's what makes life both interesting, and sometimes heartbreaking.

The warmth of May

The warmth of May

Spring re-orients our linear experience of life (birth, growth, death) to the circular rhythm of the natural world. And in spring I'm reminded that I'm smack dab in the middle of the growing time, a season of life bursting at the seams with creativity and activity.

A journey of evangelical faith: An introduction

A journey of evangelical faith: An introduction

I wasn't planning to write about my faith - my evolving journey with the Bible, church teaching and tradition, and my personal experiences; but it seems now is the time to do so.

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

The mountains are an insistent call in our life, and spring fever is real. Satisfying the itch for outdoors and adventure while raising our teens in a supportive community, this is the balancing act of our lives.

A change in energy

A change in energy

I undeniably experience shifts in energy with the seasons and in certain activities and ways of doing things. Noticing and naming this reality has been really important because it gives me greater self-awareness and helps me make better life decisions from this awareness.