The Magic of Creating

A beautiful day for sitting outside with this inspirational book, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. The sun and birds singing and breeze and fresh air offers a sense of freedom and open space that gives me a good mental space for writing. I am reading Big Magic with my Creative Book Club. I love leading […]

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Jill Grunenwald’s Running With a Police Escort

When I first picked up this book at Indigo Chapters, and started browsing through the pages, I found myself laughing out loud at the recognition of myself in this narrator. Written as a memoir, this never-giving-up runner finds herself always at the back of the pack and the end of the race, to the point […]

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4 DAYS LEFT: THIS IS FOR YOU, MOMS!

Here we are, the days between Christmas and New Years, feeling the slower lag of the holidays, that sort of ‘non-time’ when you don’t really know what day it is, when you’ve had too much sugar and not enough vegetables, and the air feels so much like foggy springtime you might think you’re celebrating the […]

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Hey Moms, do you want to ‘retreat’ with us?

Need to relax, rest, reclaim balance in your life, and rediscover who you are? Then this opportunity is for you! SAVE YOUR SEAT NOW! January is coming fast, and brings a time for fresh starts and renewal of peace. Holidays are a time of joy, but they also bring stress, fatigue, and uncertainty. Especially if […]

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Every Mama Needs A Clubhouse: Will You Join Ours?

Hey Mamas, do you remember that secret clubhouse we all adored or wanted to belong to, when we were kids? That tree fort, or garage, or abandoned shack where we sat on logs, drank Kool-Aid or a bottle of coke with a handful of licorice, scratched our initials in the wooden sun-patched walls, or gathered […]

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From Lost to Found

I am in the midst of reading a wonderful book called One Coin Found: How God’s Love Stretches To The Margins by Rev. Emmy Kegler. A book that stops me in my tracks to take a deep breath and ponder for hours. A book that inspires me to walk more deeply with those who are […]

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What Makes a Dwelling Place Home?

Can a parking lot become a dwelling place? Can a draped sheet become a home? This past summer, as the building next door became vacant and up for lease, a few homeless folks began camping out in varying forms of tents and dwelling places in the empty parking lot. Because the parking lot was right […]

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What Planting a Blue Spruce Taught Me About Life

I call her baby blue, or Blue for short. She is adorable, growing fast, silver-blue, five feet tall. She has quickly taken on the steady and faithful role of watching over our house and neighbourhood street. Behind her people are camping out under a makeshift tarp and hiding away their hurt, across from her a […]

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Hands In The Soil

My Dad was the first to convince me that we don’t call it “dirt,” we call it soil. It’s beautiful and rich and it’s from the earth. It’s valuable, a gift. It’s something we respect. Dirt is dirt. Soil is soil. This is soil. This past week, I felt the impact of the incredible sorrow […]

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