Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas Reading Challenge

Join along for some spirited Christmas reading. 

It's that time again. The Christmas Reading challenge. You'll find the info HERE
For any keeners there's another challenge: 
The Seasons of Reading Challenge. Sign up for this one HERE

Friday, April 3, 2015

Is It Really a Good Friday?

Good Friday. It’s a day that stirs a range of emotions within me. As I sit in silence reflecting on the Good Friday’s of my childhood I am flooded with memories. My heart is filled with sounds of singing – the really old hymns: At the Cross, The Old Rugged Cross, At Calvary and I tear up. Those childhood years, sitting beside my Omie in church were grounding moments; a comfort that has transcended time.

Those years, the ones before deciding if the message of the Gospel would be mine to accept, those years came with an abiding sense of belonging. The thought that someone would die for me, simply because I am me, brought me profound peace. For me…wow!

And now? Good Friday continues to be a sacred day. We no longer have the tradition of church, hymns, and snuggling into Omie’s shoulder during the sermon, but the impact of the day, of the event is within me.


The tradition has changed, but the LOVE remains. #grandmalove

These words…

Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away

Where His glory forever I’ll share (from The Old Rugged Cross)

So I end this post with tears streaming down my face. Tears of sorrow giving way to tears of gratitude and hope. Hope in knowing that it’s not over!

The Story of the Log Jam

Tagged: Aprilblogaday, Good Friday, Grounding

Sunday, February 22, 2015

166th Post - Tomorrow

Baby O is getting born TOMORROW!

I love you tomorrow!

The suspense is mounting.  

Sadly, work is in the way of us making the trip to Vernon for Baby O's arrival, which forces me to once again consider my work-life balance. Having said that, I realize there is no "Grandma needs to be present at the birth of a grandchild day' leave in our contract. Baby O will be almost 5 days old before I get to hold him/her. My heart is thumping with excitement. 

As soon as I'm allowed, I shall post pictures of the new arrival. In the meantime we are enjoying another sunny day near Vancouver - and you? 

Until next time,