October 16, 2018
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.
October 4, 2017
Photos from our somewhat annual autumn trip to Nova Scotia.
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 26, 2015
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.
April 12, 2015
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.
October 15, 2014
Singing together old church choruses, with the rich alto harmonies and male tenor I've known since the womb, is like coming home for me.