The Day I Used My Kitchen Aid All Day Long | Cinnamon Bun Teaser

Disclaimer: there are no recipes in this post, just a lot of teasers.

Last week I set a new record for myself of kitchen aid use.  First, a double batch of sugar cookies (which will be mostly frozen for Christmas), then a double batch of pizza dough to make stromboli (you have to try Lauren’s Latest fail proof pizza dough recipe) followed up by what is usually a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, but this time we used a variety of berries.

And then I whipped up a triple batch of caesar salad dressing (although I did this in a regular mixing bowl)… in addition to feeling like I was cooking/baking ALL day (yes, this was all in one day), I felt like I was doing dishes ALL DAY.  I guess I sort of was… Continue reading “The Day I Used My Kitchen Aid All Day Long | Cinnamon Bun Teaser”

Take Time to Remember | Pray For Our Troops

I’ve been encouraged this week to hear about what they are doing in schools to teach kids why they wear the poppy.  Why we remember.  At my cousin’s children’s school they made a wall of hero’s to display photos of current and past soldiers.  The children brought in these photos.  Love this!

Take time to remember today, but also take time to pray for those currently serving.  And for their families.

Years ago I was on a missions trip to Miami, on our way home we had a short layover in another airport, I think it was Atlanta, but I can’t be too sure.  As the team and I waited for our flight, there were two American soldiers sitting across from us.  One walked away for a moment, and I struck up conversation with the one still sitting.  Continue reading “Take Time to Remember | Pray For Our Troops”

A Glimpse – Part 2 | Luke In Honduras


(Click Here to Read A Glimpse Part 1)


A rooster crowed followed by the sound of what had to have been at least half a dozen dogs fighting over their breakfast.

Luke groaned and reached for his watch.

5:08 am.

His eyes felt sticky as he pried them open.  Having arrived at his brother’s home in Hondorus late the night before, he had hoped for a bit of time to sleep in.

“3:08 back home,” he spoke to the ceiling,”nothing like an early start to the day!”  And he jumped out of bed, forgetting in darkness of the room that he was in a bunk bed, and fell to the ground from the top bunk, waking his roommate and good friend, Jake Reynolds.

Jake made a sound somewhere between a laugh and grunt, and rolled over. Continue reading “A Glimpse – Part 2 | Luke In Honduras”

A Big Day In America Today

Do you trust God?  Sometimes we look around the world and there is so much evil everywhere.  It seems like the darkness is overtaking the light.

But God.

It’s in the darkest times that the light shines brighter.

This is not a political blog, but this is a very big week for America, and even though I am not American, it’s been on my mind today… Continue reading “A Big Day In America Today”

What Will You Look Like November 9th, America?

November 8th is fast approaching, the day when the next American President will be elected.  Most Americans have likely already made their decision by this point.  And those minds cannot be easily changed no matter what political campaigns come up with, what the media promotes, what accusations they make.  And there seems to be a lot of accusations all over the place.  You just have to watch Fox News or CNN for five minutes to find that out.

In October 2015 we Canadians voted as you Americans will be doing in just over a week.  I was shocked that Stephen Harper wasn’t reelected. To me he was the ideal, the obvious choice.  Great family values, really brought our country’s financial security into a more comfortable place (his specialty is economics), I appreciated his views on life beginning at conception.   Continue reading “What Will You Look Like November 9th, America?”

Can I Please Have My Life Back?

There are times in our lives when things just feel out of control.  When it seems as though no matter what you do, how much you plan, or even how much you pray, things just are not turning out the way we planned.  Small everyday things that can just be stressful to big things that can shake you, sometimes shatter you.

In these times it can be hard to trust.  To trust in God’s promises, to trust in His goodness, to trust that He really is right next to us.

But He is.  He’s right there with you.

It’s hard in these times to “Rejoice Always” and  “in everything give thanks”… but yet if we really search, there is always something to be thankful for. Continue reading “Can I Please Have My Life Back?”