Monthly Archives: January 2009

“older than dirt”

Oh my, there is a definite feeling of "I’m sick of this!" in the air… sick of the cold, the snow, etc.  That’s why The Mom started reading her all-time favourite novel John, Son of Thunder by Ellen Gunderson Traylor–it … Continue reading

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I must follow, if I can…

Sam was complimenting The Mom the other day, saying that she should do a blog for the church website.  Humph!  What about me!?  Apparently the ideal blogging (for the optimum readers) is every day, with an ideal length of 450 … Continue reading

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Protected: a new day

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Solutions for the Common Question: “WHERE do we PUT IT ALL!??”

Cart it out back.  Confusingly, the snow in the back yard is not half as deep as other years, and much smaller than the front.  We finally figured it out:  when there’s a bit of thaw, like we had last … Continue reading

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truth can be better than fiction

OK, lets leave this cold, snowy scene, since most people are probably banging their heads on a wall (another storm in TO today, 15 cm of snow!)  Just leave it all… lets go instead to a place where it’s 25 … Continue reading

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anger, joy, tears…

Oh my, when are those Parental Digits (or whatever the hip term is these days) ever going to grow up!!  The Student is home for a few days (broken toilet AGAIN), and they constantly bug him while he’s on the … Continue reading

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invite yourself over?

We’ve been sitting here for TWO hours trying to do these sermon notes… that’s because we’ve been busy putting the sermon into practise instead!  Because the speaker did mention the importance of meals being a place of gathering–a time when … Continue reading

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the strong voice of circumstance…

Whew!  First, The Mom was happily distracted because she’d figured out how to make her photos show up properly on the TV, so was busy sorting a whole load of them; then she got busy editing–for this year’s Lenten Devotional … Continue reading

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…comin’ up slowly now…

First of all, a great translation of a Famous Faith Verse, which is fitting because of a request we’ve had to pray for someone to have faith to endure a very uncomfortable sickness! "The fundamental fact of existence is that … Continue reading

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put your character where your mouth is!

‘Cathie says: "Forget fretting about flakes and face it:  Somebody spilled a LOT of sparkles out there!"’  The Mom says it’s a lot more fun, for example, to think of shoveling "sparkles".  (Some people just never grow up!)  Honestly though, … Continue reading

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