new years thoughts: thinking the right thoughts
life aspirations / stuff that makes me think / what I've learned

new years thoughts: thinking the right thoughts

“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatever is of good report, Think on these things.” Philipians 4:8 The common culture might not be familiar with the profusion of Biblical ‘positive’ thought. Frankly, these admonitions aren’t ultimately intended to propel its readers to rendering every moment a lifetime of … Continue reading

motherly wisdom: deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own
stuff that makes me think / what I've learned

motherly wisdom: deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own

When my husband and I were first married, I moved four provinces to the east until he finished his medical residency. A gentle woman by the name of Margaret cushioned me with maternal wisdom. Over the years, we continued our friendship through letters. So many letters, that I had boxes and boxes of her beautiful … Continue reading

stuff that makes me think / write

thoughtful Thursday: motherly wisdom, from mother Margaret

“Use the talents you possess…for the woods would be very silent, if no birds sang, except the best“. Our first year married we lived four provinces from all things familiar. Margaret was a kind, interested woman at a bible study I attended. She was one of the first to be photographed with our baby daughter. … Continue reading

family life / stuff that makes me think

failure: “I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing”

“I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing“. Hillel Those days…the ones where you wake up a little heavy–the world seems bright outside your bedroom window. But by the time you reached the kitchen, the littles were speaking thirty decibels louder than your head could manage. And you couldn’t shush long … Continue reading

socialization / stuff that makes me think

maya angelou on teaching our children solitude

Our North American culture teaches us to love public attention, and naturally, our ego enjoys it. It teaches us that extroversion is favourable, even necessary and healthy. It teaches us that constant activity equals importance, value and purpose. So we keep busy, and tell ourselves that what we do is extra-specially important. We search for … Continue reading

philosophy / stuff that makes me think / what we do

am I living a life worth living?

“I would like to rise and go Where the golden apples grow”. Robert Louis Stevenson Live in the moment. Seize the day. Carpe diem. We’re reminded to live like this, because enough people have been jolted out of complacency when they hear of a friend’s kids killed in a car accident, when they see that … Continue reading