July 10, 2019

I have been doing my best to start each day by reading the Bible. Not true. I make coffee first, take it back into bed, and open the email from www.biblegateway.com that takes me to that day’s reading. Ryan and I are reading through the Bible in one year, and I am in t...

September 19, 2018

On May 19, 2018 I woke up at 2:30 am Pacific to watch my third live Royal wedding broadcast. My first was Charles and Diana’s, watched in my Toronto apartment before going to work at U of T. My second was Will and Kate’s, watched alongside our 2 lovely daughters  on a...

December 17, 2016

Everything is a little unusual this Christmas. I have not done any Christmas cards (yet). We will be celebrating early with part of our family on December 17th (including one of our 3 grandchildren), and late with part of our family – because Ben plays hockey on the 24...

November 28, 2016

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

Our neighbours to the south are just winding up their great holiday weekend of gratitude; we Canadians celebrated ours about 7 weeks ago. I think our mutual Thanksgiving celebrations reflect our national personalities, in some respects....

July 4, 2016

Our youngest son and his 3 good friends spent the weekend with us. We enjoyed great weather along with their great company. We also enjoyed belatedly celebrating Joe’s birthday with them. Our original plan was to buy a Dairy Queen ice cream cake, but when I spotted a r...

April 22, 2016


I woke up to discover that today is Earth Day, but had a vague sensation that it had reappeared remarkably quickly. Earth Day was founded in 1976, but apparently on two different dates. San Franciscan, John McConnell very logically chose the Spring Equinox, March 21,...

December 26, 2015


Do you have memories of cracking open nuts at Christmas time? We always had big bowls of nuts along with a nutcracker on hand during the entire Christmas season, which lasts until January 6, incidentally, but don’t get me started! Well, I will start. There are 12 days...

November 1, 2015

Happy All Saints Day!


This is a beautiful day to start new! It is Sunday. It is the first of the month. It is the first day of standard time. It is All Saints Day!




I was baptized, confirmed, attended Sunday School and Youth Group, and was married in All Saints Church...

September 9, 2015

We are at a Coffee Crossroads!






If you have heard me speak together with Ryan, you may already know about the huge role coffee has played in our marriage!


When we were in our twenties, busy having babies and loving life in Montreal, we found it was a challenge to ca...

September 1, 2015

Please join me as I join the whole world today in prayer for God’s Creation.



It started with the Orthodox Church, was imitated by the Catholic Church,has been embraced by these caring faith organizations:

A Rocha * Evangelical Environmental Network * Young Evangelicals...

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