faith · life

sold out for Jesus

We have the privilege of visiting some of the churches in the southern US that have partnered with us in the gospel vision for the Maritimes.  These churches, along with many others, have made our church-planting endeavours possible.  We continually marvel and give thanks for their commitment to praying regularly for the work in the… Continue reading sold out for Jesus

faith · family · life

wrong side of the bed

Ever have one of “those days”?  You know, the kind when you get out of bed and you just feel off.  You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders.  You feel grumpy for no particular reason (after all the day hasn’t even started!).  You feel sad and discouraged and beaten and sore? Perhaps,… Continue reading wrong side of the bed

food · penny pinchin' · recipes · what's for dinner?

soup’s on ~ mushroom soup

If you’ve been around here at all, you know I love me a nourishing bowl of soup.  It’s just so comforting when the thermometer’s falling, and something light, when a heavy meal is just too much for a warm day.  My df girl is all in.  She also enjoys soup, but then again, she’s totally… Continue reading soup’s on ~ mushroom soup

food · life · recipes · what's for dinner?

soup’s on ~ borscht

We have a dear, long-time friend whose mother taught me much about Polish food, and much about motherhood.  We don’t see him much these days, and his mother has gone home to be with her Lord. This beautiful Christian woman had an amazing story.  I certainly cannot do it justice, but I will try to… Continue reading soup’s on ~ borscht

faith · life · new year · special days


With the new year, often comes new plans, new vision and reassessment of our lives.  I’ve seen many share their ‘word of the year’  as a point of focus for the months ahead.  While I’ve never been one to adopt such a thing, as we sat in our Tuesday night Bible study reading 1 Thessalonians… Continue reading abound

chaos control · home · organizing · penny pinchin' · projects · upcycling

chaos control ~ jewelry organizer

I profess, I am not one to jump on the January bandwagon of goals and resolutions.  Not that I’m against getting organized–far from it.  I truly want to have an organized and efficient home.  I do like checklists and setting goals, though I’ve learned to do so in pencil, because I have trouble with the… Continue reading chaos control ~ jewelry organizer