Category Archives: Family Life

Resurrection Rolls

If you loved “Resurrection Eggs” try something new this year! Resurrection Rolls Ingredients: 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough 8 large marshmallows Melted butter Cinnamon Sugar Directions: Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll.  This represents the tomb. … Continue reading

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Shall We Gather At the River

Each year my church family gathers at the Jumping Pound River for what has become our yearly summer picnic and Baptismal service.  Several of our church family are baptised and although every baptism is celebrated, being baptised in a clear-running, icy, mountain stream … Continue reading

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Resurrection Eggs

When my children were preschoolers we wanted to share the “Greatest Story Ever Told” with them but we wanted to do so in a way that would not frighten them.  Let’s face it, the last hours of our Saviour’s life … Continue reading

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

My husband has a favorite expression that he likes to repeat, “Don’t sweat the small stuff!” and then he adds, “Everything is small stuff” and then I always tack on, “In God’s eyes.” How true!  When I am unable, He … Continue reading

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From the Heart

I have a little red autograph book that I have had since I was a kid.  Throughout school and into my college years I collected signatures and autographs from family, friends and sports heroes.  The first entry in my book are … Continue reading

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I’m Missing the First Day of School – Sort Of

I have been scrolling through FB this morning as my friends post their kid’s First Day of School pictures.  “Happy 1st Day of Grade One!” shows little ones with brand new runners and backpacks on, proudly holding up the colourful signs.  … Continue reading

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So Be Good for Goodness Sake!

My daughter posts on Facebook almost daily the adventures of “Chippy”, my grandbabies’ little Elf who has shown up for the past several years at their home on December 1st.  He has numerous adventures in their home and then he … Continue reading

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A Decorating Disorder

My good friends, Connie Cavanaugh and Kathy Howard have got the right idea: simplify Christmas!  I hear “gasps” world-wide as women race to their Christmas trees to give them a protective hug.  Believe me, I empathize with you! “You’re not … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Grandchildren–Be Superheroes!

My Sweet Grandbabies, You are too young to know what’s happening in the world today.  You dress up in your old Halloween costumes and play “Superhero” in a make-believe fantasy that always has a happy ending!  I never want to take … Continue reading

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada. “The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention.  The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find … Continue reading

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