Nova Scotia


For Krista

For Krista

I have no clue what to say or how to respond. My efforts are floundering and feeble and so ineffective and very far away.

The end of travel season, a return to city life

The end of travel season, a return to city life

Last week, while at my parents house I experienced a keen sense of "these are the happy days". There wasn't a feeling of foreboding attached, but definitely an awareness that these moments don't last.

Three Days in Nova Scotia

Three Days in Nova Scotia

Photos from our somewhat annual autumn trip to Nova Scotia.

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 Day

Christmas Day

Each Christmas, though my body is in one place, my heart is in many places, specifically in all the places I've celebrated Christmas through the years, and with family spread across the country; western Canada, New England, Quebec, and the Maritimes.

A time of new beginnings

A time of new beginnings

This is the Easter story. When your heart aches with the loss of what has ended, Easter is the hope of not just a new chapter, but a brand new book.