Bring It On Winter! But Please Be Kind

Winter truly seems to have begun here in eastern Canada.  Will it stay?  No one knows I guess, usually winter comes and goes, and last year we didn’t even have snow for Christmas.

Ben (that’s my hubby), came home from work yesterday with a sore back.  He looked liked an old man, so I took pity on him and convinced him that I really was capable of shovelling the drive way.  Between my dad and now Ben, I really haven’t had to shovel more than a handful of times… in my life.  He actually enjoys shovelling, or so he says…

Yes, I really am Canadian. Continue reading “Bring It On Winter! But Please Be Kind”

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”

Worship Playlist

I’ve recently started putting together a page here at Not Without My Morning Coffee to share some youtube videos of praise and worship songs.

If you’ve read many of my posts, you know I love praise and worship.  I often like to share what I’m listening to at the end of a devotional.  Now I’ve created this tab… enjoy!

to check it out click here: Worship Playlist

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?”