Prayers Answered

Burrrrooomboomboomboom! Burrrrooom! I was totally oblivious to the motorcycle as my husband, Guy and I chatted with a friend in the Canadian Tire parking lot. Guy was more attuned to the sound of the bike racing by us. Of course, he noticed the blur of bike and man. A couple of minutes passed and then my… Continue reading Prayers Answered

Lessons from Squirrels

You wouldn’t think a little ball of fur plus a bushy tail could teach you something. But, it’s true. When my hubby, Guy and I moved from a one bedroom apartment to a two bedroom home, I was ecstatic. Our new home was in the desirable neighbourhood of Riverside with well-established trees and unique homes.… Continue reading Lessons from Squirrels

Three Tough Taste-Testers!

Busy day at the homeless shelter! But, a great Monday with a steady stream of folks coming by, all in an upbeat mood. I think the good weather helps, for sure.  Lots of dishes today for me; I missed my dishwashing partner! He’s home from vacation but had to work at his regular job today. Luckily,… Continue reading Three Tough Taste-Testers!

Bonding over Butterflies

We’ve gone through more struggles than many Moms and daughters. But, that doesn’t mean there’s less love. Just a “stronger” love, you could say. So, when Monique called last night, I didn’t think it was to do something together, for fun. No, not at all. But, she offered me an invitation I just couldn’t refuse.… Continue reading Bonding over Butterflies

There’s Smoke in the Cabin!!

“Obviously you don’t have children. You have no idea what’s it like to travel with a small child.” I had asked the plus-sized woman if I could please use the last washroom stall. The only available stall. She was changing a toddler’s diaper on the unit that unfolded from the wall. The child wasn’t in… Continue reading There’s Smoke in the Cabin!!

Castles in the Sky

Let me tell you about one of my favourite people. He’s someone I’ve never even met. St. Thomas. Most people have heard of the apostle Thomas. You know, the one called Doubting Thomas. But, many don’t know what he did for the poor. Legend has it he drew the short straw among the apostles and… Continue reading Castles in the Sky

Beauty in an Alley

You know it’s going to be a great day when you find beauty in an alley. There were fiery scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers blooming along a fence as I cut through the back alley to the homeless shelter. I noticed it earlier when I briefly parked near the back doors to drop off five, perhaps six, large garbage bags full… Continue reading Beauty in an Alley