Love where you Live

Love where you live

Six years ago, my husband and I were enjoying life as newlyweds and searching for the perfect home.  It was winter and I was three months pregnant with our first baby.  Each weekend we viewed house after house and raced between open houses to find the house.  Months later we stumbled upon a three bedroom…

Autumn Beauty

Autumn Beauty

Who doesn’t love this season?  The sun is still warm, the evenings are cool, a blanket of colourful leaves line the streets and I can hear the laughter of children enjoying recess around the corner.  Autumn brings homemade apple pies, hot pumpkin spiced lattes and scents of cinnamon and nutmeg fill the air. We are…

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…

What if...

What if…

I am beyond grateful that I was planted in a church where I learned not to let my children’s schedule dictate my schedule.  For example, to me this meant not rushing home for nap time, not scheduling all meetings around my kids and learning to live life together and not one that revolves around them (more about…

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…

setting the example

Setting the example

Isn’t it amazing how much children absorb?  Their minds are like sponges – soaking up all that surrounds them.  Whether it’s good or bad, our children are watching and we are setting the example.  I can easily forget this but I’m quickly reminded when I see myself in them. My husband recently attended an appointment while the kids and…