Wednesday, August 27, 2014


We watched 12 Years a Slave last night. (So much for a "nice relaxing date"!) Seeing vividly that much of "The American Dream" was certainly built upon hard work -- the brutal, merciless, torture and back-breaking labour of black slaves -- Hubby commented that this movie has been unpopular with many because it is a mirror, just as the following article says. The brokenness brought about by this horrific injustice, carried through the generations of recent history still etched into the wounded beaten-down souls of people whose spirits remain down-trodden, is crying out through the behaviour in Ferguson, Mississippi and is not going to disappear save through reconciliation by the grace of God. Throughout history, kingdoms have been raised up on the bodies and blood, by the tyranny of oppressors who hold the wealth... and America (and Canada) are no exceptions. My heart is heavy with these things today, and my back aches from the lashes the slave girl endured in the movie. Come, Lord Jesus.

Friday, June 27, 2014

I am now the official spokesman for Cracker Barrel Cheese. Ok, I'm not, but I should be.

Cracker Barrel Herb and Garlic Cheese on Costco's multigrain tortilla chips is like driving a Lexus compared to limping around in the old jalopy of saltines and cheddar. Seriously, it gave my taste buds a tickle! As an added bonus, Cracker Barrel is Canadian-made, and doesn't have the additives and junk that other cheese has... AND it goes on sale at Extra Foods often enough that I never buy cheese at regular price. Food this delish should have legal limits.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

A Wish and a Prayer

It's easy to dream and wish and decide its impossible. To dream and pray and take action...  That's another story.  I've dreamed.  I've prayed.  It's time for action.

Saturday, January 04, 2014


Whatever size that I may be
I need to know that I am ME
Not only that, I've been made pure
By a loving God whose trust is sure

I'm becoming Me -- the me He saved
The Me for whom His life He gave
The devil tries to wreck our view
Lord, help us see us as You do

Friday, December 27, 2013

13 Years!

I am very blessed to have a wonderful man who understands me (sometimes!), says the right things (pretty often!), who hugs me when I need it (when he notices!), who rubs my sore foot -- and the other one to make it feel special too (almost daily!), who brings me Mars Bars (hint hint!) and who loves me with his whole heart (ALWAYS!!!!!). 

 I am SO in love with you Jimmy!