Winter


Bad Weather Keeping Kids Stuck Indoors?

Bad Weather Keeping Kids Stuck Indoors?

When January rolls around, kids have it rough. With winter break behind them and summer break in the distant future, children have to sludge through new lesson plans, standardized test preparations, and less time outdoors.

Ideas to get you crafting this winter

Ideas to get you crafting this winter

This is the time of year I think, dream, and plan my winter crafting. Tis' the season. I think about finishing projects I didn't last winter and starting new projects. If you're anything like me, you're doing the same thing.

I'm not really into Lent

I'm not really into Lent

Obedience, sacrifice, confession, repentance these are deeply personal spiritual practices, best shared in a trusted community. Unfortunately these practices and postures of the heart can become yokes that people are pressured into bearing. But condemnation, fear of failure, inadequacy is not how the Spirit moves us into spiritual discipline.

A snowy Saturday in February (and the kids are growing up)

A snowy Saturday in February (and the kids are growing up)

Photographing my heart's joy and delight, it's what I do. But as my "delights" grow and move to independence, as they have experiences completely apart from me, in such healthy and beautiful ways, I guess I'll content myself with photographing the morning snow.

Skating in Montreal

Skating in Montreal

It's been about 10 years since I've been on skates but I have a childhood bank of muscle memory and experience to drawn on, it's coming back to me slowly.

Kokum Butter Lotion Bar

Kokum Butter Lotion Bar

If I was new to making soap and body care products I think I'd start with lotion bars. The ingredients are relatively easy to source, the recipe and directions are a breeze, and it makes a great product.

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.