Things I Learned in August

School starts tomorrow. Huge breath in.  And out. We are going back into the home-school realm and this is good. (Not my high-schoolers though – not this year!). #1  One thing I learned this August is that I need to be true to who God created me to be. Even though there are things that […]

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Happy Birthday to Me! !

Today is my birthday and marks the end of thirty years of ministry! I started working at camp when I was 16 and have been involved in some kind of ministry ever since. There have been three decades of working with children,  youth,  women,  leading small groups and Bible studies. Leading and or playing on […]

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reclaiming emotions

We are at a Gathering this weekend.  There is an intensity here that I haven’t seen in awhile and yet I sit near the back and mostly observe. People are letting their passion for Jesus show.  I see it through expressions of pure joy on an upturned face. I hear it in groaning as prayers […]

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Doing It Right on the Wrong Side of Town

We were on vacation recently. Road tripping through the beautiful Canadian west from Saskatoon to Victoria and beyond! We only had three kids with us so it felt kinda weird. Probably what ‘normal’ families feel like most of the time. We only needed one hotel room and people were far more willing to let us […]

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The Big Cook – Lani style

I promised you a little post about the Big Cook! There is an actual book by that name, two in fact! You can get them at Amazon – and if I knew how to do an affiliate link I would but the thing keeps giving me an Internal Error message so I’m not persevering on […]

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Moving Forward in the Waiting

I picked a ‘flower’ today! That hasn’t happened in sooooooo long! By ‘flower’ I mean a little revelation that comes as I bop along life’s road. It feels a little like God sweeps back the veil for just a moment and you get a flash of understanding that is just for that moment. My old […]

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Writer Wannabe

Standing in the middle of a bookstore surrounded by the smell of ink and paper and Starbucks coffee I am overcome. There are millions of words contained on these shelves and not one of them is mine. I have dreamed of being a writer since as long as I can remember. Dreamt of my name […]

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Road Trip Reading {Reviews}

One of the great things about road trips is that if you aren’t driving you have plenty of time to sit there and read! Since I had received happy mail just a week prior to us leaving for BC I had plenty of reading material! I have two books to recommend to you. In Good […]

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Reclaiming Summer and Slowing Down

I am doing my best to savour summer. I will be the first to admit that summer is NOT my favourite season of the year. I am not into any of the following: heat humidity dust/dirt sticky, sweaty skin legs sticking to seats when I actually where shorts I am fond of: beautiful flowers leafy, […]

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What I Learned in June…

I haven’t done this for awhile, reflected on what I learned the last month, and I thought it was time to do so again. So I am joining the link up at Emily Freeman’s blog Chatting at the Sky. 1. City Grad is way different from Small Town Grad! Our son graduated this month. He […]

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