Snowboarding is one of my favourite activities. I don't deserve any cool points—I'm not what you'd call a diehard—but I hit the ski slopes a few times every winter and always fall on the couch in exhausted contentment at the end of the day. It's a rush to be able to carve around on something so huge and intimidating! I think God made the mountains for us to play on, and I feel so close to Him when I do just that!
But being on the mountain isn't always fun...Read Full Article >
A few years ago I lived in an isolated community. I was transplanted there for work and as it was a quick transition I wasn't terribly organized. In the end I had to spend my own money for work and then submitted expense forms to the head office.
For the most part this went smoothly enough. I was able to keep track of my receipts and even separate my spending between personal and work. But one day I purchased something for work I had to take back. It was a fairly expensive...Read Full Article >
I was in grade four when I landed my first part in a play. It was only a small musical production with my elementary school but it could have been Broadway for all my excitement. In my 10-year-old mind, I was a star.
The night of our production, I proudly stood on stage and spoke my scant two lines with conviction and clarity. My (very literal) 20 seconds of fame were all I needed and I beamed under the accolades of my family. I relished the crowd's applause, knowing I...Read Full Article >
One of the strangest pieces of advice to ever save my life came from a friend who I would, on all accounts, consider a rock climbing nerd. “The harder you grip, the more likely you'll fall. Hold on only as tightly as you must, anything more and you'll exhaust yourself and die.”
Words to live by no doubt, but they don't make sense. If you're going to fall what makes sense is to grab on as tightly as possible and hold on for dear life. Heck, even dig your nails...Read Full Article >
My mother is a prayer warrior if there ever was one. Growing up I remember our home phone ringing with an urgent request from our church and promptly Mom would jot it down and pass it to the next warrior in the prayer army. Then, she would take time each day to pray for that request.
“Prayer warrior” is a term used to describe someone with a warrior-like dedication to praying for someone or something. I've always been intrigued by how this is really...Read Full Article >
Recently married, my husband and I are still adjusting to life together. One adjustment is shared chores around the house. We've worked out a good system but the other day I found myself rewashing the dishes moments after he had finished.
“You know I already did that, right?” he said, clearly frustrated. Caught with saucepan in hand, I realized how many times I had done this—played tug of war with him.
If you're unfamiliar with the game...Read Full Article >
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