TURN to Thankfulness

It takes courage to be thankful. I think I read that somewhere recently. It’s the week leading up to Thanksgiving here in Canada. I’m noticing we get caught up in the preparations for the holiday. Getting the right turkey. Grass-fed or the one on sale? Pumpkin pie or apple? Or better yet both! House cleaned. … Continue reading TURN to Thankfulness

TURN to that Echo

Lately, God’s been trying to get my attention. He may have been trying for more than a while, but it’s now hard to ignore. Because it’s so obvious and blatant. My experience with God has mostly been gentle, subtle nudges. As I write that, I am surprised. Because of late, I may not have described … Continue reading TURN to that Echo

TURN to Winsomeness

When did the world get so mean? I mean I know it’s nasty but at the same time, it’s been in my face lately. Probably you’ve noticed it too. The Olympics were a prime example. It’s supposed to be a competition for athletes. “Faster, Higher, Stronger” is the motto. It’s a good ideal for an … Continue reading TURN to Winsomeness

TURN: To Being Intentional

It's been a while.  Vacation brings a new chaos and a new normal which isn't always conducive to writing.  I think my brain took a vacation too but today I felt like writing.  I hope you enjoy.  You'll also notice that we've been changing things up here.  We are still under construction so to speak and … Continue reading TURN: To Being Intentional

TURN: To Kindness

It’s 4pm on a Friday afternoon. We are two weeks into summer vacation. I’m already thinking this is going to be a looong summer. The world is angry. The weather is angry. People close to me seem angry. I'm a bit cranky myself. The heat and haze seem to be swallowing everything up in it’s … Continue reading TURN: To Kindness

TURN: To Myself This Summer

Summer’s coming. Ominous words for those of us who quake at the thought of summer vacation. I’m not one of those parents who love summer. Neither are my kids. We thrive on routine. We thrive on learning and discovery. We are better when we set goals. Last year my oldest son, decided to build a … Continue reading TURN: To Myself This Summer

TURN Things Around

Family is where your story begins. The sign was on the mantle at the cottage I stayed at a couple of weeks ago. I have a similar saying posted in my kitchen area. Instead of family, it says Home is where your story begins. Either way, the meaning is the same. Our homes, our families, … Continue reading TURN Things Around

The Swing Set

There are things disappearing from our lives. Over the last thirteen years they’ve moved in and made themselves at home. Now some are MIA. Gone. They were there, I blinked, they were only a memory. Pieces of my boys’ childhood are fading and then are gone entirely. Can things change so much in one year? … Continue reading The Swing Set

TURN:Why I’m Regretting This Word

I am regretting my one word for the year. Not that it was really my choice. It was the word I felt God gave me for 2016. I know why. It’s hard. I am really bad at TURNING. Bad at TURNING TO in fact. I’m actually very good at TURNING FROM or TURNING AWAY FROM. … Continue reading TURN:Why I’m Regretting This Word

Love Scared

I am continually amazed at what deep themes lie waiting to be discovered in young adult fiction.  (Now if you aren't a fan of YA fiction, don't leave just yet because there's more here than you realize.)  I recently read Katie Parker Productions, a series of books, by Jenny B. Jones. There were four books … Continue reading Love Scared