Perfectly Loved

Perfectly Loved

Both my greatest and weakest attributes are wrapped into one.  Being the first-born daughter of a perfectionist, I have a root within that strives for perfection.  Unfortunately, time doesn’t always allow for perfectionism and it can be tiresome always having an inner battle to win.  I am reminded that I am perfectly loved; therefore, I don’t…

8 Steps to Happiness

8 Steps to Happiness

Have you ever taken a moment to analyze your thoughts? How about your words?  Have you ever said something and then paused when you realized how it affected you? Life is shaped by our thoughts! While listening to the radio one day, they reported a study about how our happiness is calculated. Scientists say 10% of happiness is…

Why I Quit My Job

Why I Quit my job

I recently returned to work after my third maternity leave.  Despite the fact I’m in my busiest season of life, my return was the best yet.  Perhaps it was because I am used to it, or maybe because my new boss was so welcoming, or the fact I was only working twice a week and without the…

Life with Four

Life with four

Personally I think once you’ve reached having three children, the rest are icing!  Having three is already extremely busy, so what’s another?  Life with four is incredibly challenging but the reward is well worth the effort!  I recently read a post that stated, “You want to know what it’s like having five kids? Imagine you’re drowning. And someone hands…

breakthrough

Breakthrough

Once a month our church has an evening of prayer.  I always love attending these nights.  Not only do we experience his love as His presence fills the room; but it also creates an atmosphere of unity among our members, builds faith and strengthens our church family.  Breakthrough prayer is a powerful evening! “For where two…

I have a dream

I have a dream

I never fully understood what it was like to dream.  I was such a realist, I couldn’t see past today to imagine what could be.  My mother would often day-dream and share her ideas with me but I didn’t understand why she was, what I thought to be, wasting her time dreaming instead of just…

We did it!

We did it!

As you may recall, we recently overcame a huge hurdle: attending birthday parties.  Today, I am happy to say: We did it!  We accomplished a playground together and not only did no one break a limb or get lost, but I still have my sanity.  Or am I insane for going to a park on my own…

Living with thorns

Do you know those people who can be a real thorn in your side? The ones we are required to deal with who can be quite difficult? Perhaps it is a family member, coworker, child’s teacher or neighbour – we are all living with thorns but how do you react? Today while juggling my 4 children, I was…

How are you spending yours?

What do you invest your money in? How about your time? Where do you expend your energy? Life can be busy, expensive and time consuming. Like most people, I aim to get the most out of my money, time and even my energy.  Of course, there is always room for improvement.  I’ve realized how these three often affect one another. …