Motherhood · Parenting · Rooted in Christ

Prayer for a New School Year

In a couple short weeks, we will be returning home from an incredible summer back in the Pacific Northwest. The sand will be removed from all our shoes, our summer tans will be fading but still visible, freshly pressed uniforms will be donned and pencils sharpened for a new school year. How exciting to start… Continue reading Prayer for a New School Year

homemaking · Marriage · Motherhood · Parenting · Rooted in Christ

The Slackline and The Myth of Balance

The waves lapped calmly toward the shore as the young man hovered above the water, putting one foot in front of the other on the slackline. Captivated by curiosity, onlookers paused in their stroll along the boardwalk that hugged the shoreline of the bay. As we watched from a distance, hoping for his successful crossing,… Continue reading The Slackline and The Myth of Balance

Books · Motherhood · Parenting · Rooted in Christ

Deeply Rooted – Planting Seeds of Wisdom

Stepping off the weary airplane that had been my cocoon for the twelve-hour flight from Glasgow to Vancouver, I scrambled through the immigration line with overstuffed luggage and declaration card in hand. My eyes scanned the bustling airport for the customs booth where I could declare the precious item I was bringing back. I told… Continue reading Deeply Rooted – Planting Seeds of Wisdom

Books · Holidays

Holy Week with the Jesus Storybook Bible

Spring has emerged these last few weeks and what a flurry of activity has begun outside our patio doors. The cardinals, red-breasted robins, and chickadees are joining us again at our Woodland Hollow. Blossoms unfold and are whisked away by spring winds and rain. Chipmunks and squirrels once again climb the pole of my bird-feeder… Continue reading Holy Week with the Jesus Storybook Bible

Books · Friendship · Rooted in Christ

Book Review: Messy Beautiful Friendship

Almost eight years ago, my husband, myself, and our baby girl were planning an international move… 45 mins from home! As we prepared for my permanent resident interview, including a short, and very sweet, trip to Montreal, Quebec to become a legal immigrant, I began praying for the friendships I would make in our new hometown.… Continue reading Book Review: Messy Beautiful Friendship

Books · Friendship · Rooted in Christ

Messy Beautiful Friendship – There You Are!

It was midnight when we rolled into the driveway of a city hotel under the cover of pitch darkness and a brooding storm that had escorted us into our new state, half way across the country. For months as we were planning to move, I couldn’t envision this new place and so in my mind,… Continue reading Messy Beautiful Friendship – There You Are!

Friendship · Rooted in Christ

Friendship – Reaching Out with Hands Held Open

Almost two years ago, we packed up our home and moved our family across the country to attend seminary. We said goodbye to dear family and friends. Many of those friendships having just been made three years previous. Having moved many times in my life, I have known this pattern, this rhythm of reaching out… Continue reading Friendship – Reaching Out with Hands Held Open