It's strange to come and go from a place so quickly. Just eight months ago we packed up another U-Haul and arrived in Chilliwack. This weekend we leave. We moved to Chilliwack in a step of faith, trusting that it was the right choice for us at that moment. And now we are doing it… Continue reading Farewell to the Fraser Valley
I've been excited all season for this episode! I love Prague - it's one of my favourite cities. It's full of beautiful architecture and scenery and fascinating culture and history. I'm actually kind of disappointed that no one said Prague is the perfect place to fall in love. Anyway, I had fun watching Emily and… Continue reading The Bachelorette in Praha!
Today is the first day of summer and it's warm and a little muggy outside. The forecast, however, is still full of rain. You know what rain and warm weather do to rivers? They flood! This is the slough a few blocks from our house. It's overflowed its banks in a major way. For reference,… Continue reading Welcome to Summer (Fraser Valley Flood Edition)
This has been my morning so far... Watching The Bachelorette and packing. Believe it or not, all of those boxes you see there are full of books. And there are more I have yet to pack. I have a lot of books. While Emily sent Ryan home, I took pictures off of the walls and… Continue reading Packing Up and Moving On
“A wise and searching novel about the fine line between being useful and being used.” That’s the quote from Elizabeth Hay displayed on the cover of the copy of Good to a Fault (Freehand Books, 2008) that I got out of the library. It’s a good quote –a succinct and accurate description of the novel.… Continue reading Book Review – Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott
Yesterday I shared what I'd read in the Bible that morning (Matthew 6:25-34). How God seemed to be telling me to relax, to let go of anxiety and trust in Him. Last night our car broke down. After we'd pushed it home, I remembered what God had reminded me of just that morning. It's a… Continue reading God is Good. All the Time.
"We have the idea that we can dedicate our gifts to God. However, you cannot dedicate what is not yours. There is actually only one thing you can dedicate to God, and that is your right to yourself." Oswald Chambers, taken from My Utmost for His Highest, which is an awesome daily devotional book. And… Continue reading It Didn’t Belong to Me in the First Place
"We've bought into the idea that education is about training and 'success', defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management… Continue reading Why I Went to University
"Our goal cannot be to fix our husbands or even to save our marriages, but rather to glorify God by submitting to our husbands, trusting that His commands are those of a loving Father who not only wants our lives to work but to be ones of worship." The above quote, from Real Marriage by… Continue reading Book Review – Real Marriage by Mark & Grace Driscoll
It's a grey and rainy day so let's begin with this picture of the rhododendron bush in my parents' backyard. Don't you feel better now? I spent a lovely weekend in Vancouver, getting to see some friends I've missed. I love that city. I get so excited from the moment I hit the outskirts. There's… Continue reading A Rainy Tuesday Bachelorette Update