Honesty

It is five a.m. I am awake. I am not drinking coffee and I want to be. I am so not okay with this situation on so many levels. In 6 sleeps we board an airplane bound for Canada, and in all honesty the drive to the airport cannot come soon enough.  After a week…

A Processing Poem

Ma heart is troubled And my battery low. (Not literally me, my computer’s, you know.) It’s the middle of the night but now I’m awake Thinking of life and the the things that we face. Had youth group tonight and it was a doozy – Played with TP and some other stuff too-zy And that…

Imperfect Pictures

Sometimes the moment captured in time is not the moment you aim for.   Sometimes just as the squirming 6 year old stills, the curious toddler comes and places his forehead smack-dab in the centre of the camera. Sometimes a crappy camera makes an otherwise fun, candid shot into a too-bright, blurry one. Sometimes subjects…

Soup & Stories

“I don’t believe it’s a small world. I say ‘Big world, Purposeful God!” -Our Friend Al. It was almost exactly a year ago I was eating soup at my Aunt’s kitchen table. It was a sunny afternoon, and I was living with them in my hometown, eating vegetarian, looking for a job and enjoying having…

I met a girl named Allie

It’s not normal for a fourteen year old to drop five-syllable medical terms during a conversation with a middle-aged woman and a 20 year old girl she just met and to think nothing of it. At least, it’s not normal for most. When it happens though, I can tell you –  it’s a pretty humbling…

Alive

I love life. I really do! It’s not always been with such enthusiasm, I admit, but the past nine months I have been on a pretty interesting journey of discovery and adventure that has been continually surprising me and challenging me to embrace this life harder and harder. For several months now I have been learning…