Long Story Short – How to Sum Up 83 Years in 2,000 Words

Well, it’s been a while. I haven’t been here since October. Before that it was July. I was actually on a good roll here until then, but for the eight months or so leading up to my dad’s passing on January 13, my focus was on him. His health had declined, so my sister and […]

The Purple Flower by Chris Ryan

Photo of Chris, an avid hiker, looking at Stave Lake from Hunter Trail in Mission, B.C. FYI, I am not the only writer in this household. Below is a beautiful and moving story, written five years ago today (March 9), by my husband Chris. Also, I have a special announcement at the bottom of this post. Be […]

The Week I Stopped Praying and How it Strengthened my Faith

While watching church on TV the Sunday before last, the story was told of Paul and Silas. I thought how fitting a story it is to tie in with this blog post…   The Apostle Paul, missionary and writer of about half the New Testament of the Bible, was no stranger to hardships. Not only […]

He Makes My Heart Sing

Photo credit: Warin Marie Photography Four years ago yesterday, and I’m not good with dates, but I won’t forget this one. It’s the only day of the year that tells you to do something—March 4th! I actually posted that exact quote on Facebook that morning, and then in the evening, received a message that challenged […]

Little Me, Big You: Anxiety and Fear vs. Love and Truth

While lying face up on the acupuncture table the other day, with needles in my cheeks, ears, head and hands, I felt more vulnerable than I have since I don’t know when. Usually I lay on my stomach, with my face in the hole and needles in my neck and shoulders.  I added acupuncture to […]