Celebrating the Psalter

Jun 04

Celebrating the Psalter

These days, my memory works about as well as a used teabag; weak and in desperate need of a sugar kick! In fact, getting all the way to the end of a single sentence without forgetting what I’m talking about is almost like hearding tea leaves into said tea bag.  Something must be done. I’ve always been fascinated by memory – probably because it feels like...

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Birthdays and Beginnings

Apr 16

Birthdays and Beginnings

Today is my birthday, and as such, it signifies a fresh, new beginning. I love anything that makes me feel like I have a fresh new beginning: quiet early mornings at the start of a new day, Mondays, the first of a new month, the first of a new year, the beginning of anything new, really.  Fresh beginnings give me hope, and I need all the hope I can get!   Some...

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Journeying to Intimacy

Apr 14

Journeying to Intimacy

Back in 2010 my husband and I went through a journey that ended up in us leaving the corporate church – not our faith, just the Sunday morning building.  It’s a long story, but one of the deciding factors for me was my inability to see and know God through all the “to-do’s”.  My relationship with God was built on performance and...

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Unexpected Blessings

Apr 09

Unexpected Blessings

You plan, you prepare, you schedule, and you await the unexpected. I love a schedule.  I love checking off my to-do list and accomplishing great things with my day.  I wake up in the morning with a clear picture of how I want the day to run, and how I want to make that happen.  It’s programmed into my DNA. When my kids were small I used to hate having them...

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Permission to Rest, It’s OK

Apr 07

Permission to Rest, It’s OK

I’ve spent the last year striving. Working hard. Pushing myself. Achieving goals. Moving forward. Today, I’m learning to choose rest. The alarm conspiracy continues, but is starting to solve itself. During a quiet, restful long weekend to celebrate Easter, I played with my alarms and I’m almost where I need to be. Sunday night I went to bed on time,...

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And the Alarm Clock Conspiracy Continues…

Apr 02

And the Alarm Clock Conspiracy Continues…

Last Friday I finally had to succumb and purchase a new phone, after checking in with several phone repair places in the city with no success, and even HTC itself (which has many attractive repair options for Americans but basically only the most expensive and awkward one for Canadians – costing me over half the price of the phone plus postage even though...

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The Search for the Perfect Morning Alarm (does it have to be that difficult?)

Mar 28

The Search for the Perfect Morning Alarm (does it have to be that difficult?)

I am an extreme morning person who sleeps with an insomniac night owl.  I’m usually getting up just after my best beloved fallen asleep, and I go to bed  just as he’s recovering and catching his second wind after a long day at work. To say this adds challenge to our marriage is an understatement. For me, I tend to bounce out of bed between 4 and 4:30...

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