Tag Archives: Challenges

Broken Resolutions

I was only one week into this New Year and I’d already broken all the resolutions I had promised myself that THIS year I would keep.  Actually I can’t even say I broke them…I hadn’t even STARTED on them!  Okay, I’ll come clean…I recycled … Continue reading

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Help Stop Bullying

It is the start of another school year and as excited as I am to be back teaching full time, I know there are young people (and some adults particularly teachers and administrators), who are cringing about starting another year that … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Is it just me, or do all writers experience writer’s block?  Oh, I’m not talking about lack of ideas or words, I’m talking about something much more insidious to the writing process…discouragement. I likened writing my first novel and then … Continue reading

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Godspeed

“How long is this going to take?”  I asked. “As long as it takes,”  he said. Whenever my husband answers a question like that I feel like throwing things at him.  Over the last thirty-five years or so, Charles has answered that … Continue reading

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Heart Scars

Scars.  We all have them.  Some of my scars are visible; the scar on my knee from the time when I fell off my bike in grade seven.  A little scar on my nose when my brother and I were … Continue reading

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Defining Moments

Thirty five years ago, (on June 2, 1979), I married my best friend.  He’s still my BFF (best friend forever)!  Charles and I met in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves in Victoria, B.C.  As a lieutenant, he had been told that he … Continue reading

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The “Cool” Factor

In February we celebrated our first grandbaby’s third birthday!  We also celebrated the engagement of my son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law.  My husband and I went on a trip to Cuba and it was an adventure of  lifetime!  Being an Empty Nester … Continue reading

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Persistence Pays Off !

Think about a request you would like to make of God, but before you do, decide how this request will benefit God.  Will this request build up the Kingdom, will it have eternal consequences?  Those are questions I have been pondering upon for some time … Continue reading

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Groans that Comfort

Over the last few months God has allowed several people to be brought across my path who are facing serious personal struggles.  Two of my friends are grieving the loss of loved ones in recent weeks.  A few of my … Continue reading

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25 Encouraging Bible Verses to Give You Peace

Many of my friends and family have experienced a variety of upheavals over the past little while…a death in the family, job insecurity, health issues.  The youth I know are also not immune to stress and upset.  Many struggle with … Continue reading

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