A Glimpse – Part 2 | Luke In Honduras

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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?”

7 Reasons I love Christmas|4 Reasons to Start Early

Sometimes we need something wonderful to look forward to.  So although it is October 21st, I have determined that getting ready for Christmas has begun at our house.

I know, I know, some of you are groaning, “Not another one of those people…” you’re saying.  And others are saying, “Yes!  The countdown is on!  I love SNOW!  I love CHRISTMAS!  It’s my FAVOURITE!”

For awhile now Christmas has stressed me out.  First Christmas in December.  Then a birthday in January, then one in February and then TWO in March… that’s just in our immediate family alone.  So, all things considered, I think starting Christmas prep in October is just the ticket.

7 Reasons I Love Christmas

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Blueberry Pear Smoothie

We make this smoothie several times a week – some weeks almost everyday… it’s a great way to get your… self (you thought I was going to say kids didn’t you?) to get fruit in every morning!  And for the kids too…

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This recipe makes 2 regular size servings, but usually I pour it into 3 kid size cups, one for me, one for each of the kids.  It’s our favourite, mild and tasty flavour.  My son won’t eat a smoothie now unless it’s purple… trying to tell a three year old that it’s blueberries is useless since he doesn’t actually eat blueberries.  Normally.  Thank you smoothie! Continue reading “Blueberry Pear Smoothie”