Today mark's another of those firsts that you never really look forward to. In this case, it the first Mothers Day since Mom died. While over done in a Hallmark sense, the day itself if a reminder to take time to offer thanks for our mothers. While a great idea for sure, we must acknowledge... Continue Reading →
An Adverse Wind
When evening came, the boat was out on the lake, and he was alone on the land. When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the lake. He intended to pass them by. But when they saw him walking... Continue Reading →
Thankful for Hard Working Parents
I was making a pot of soup this morning and it got me thinking about Labour Day.... Strange I know .....but I'll explain.....Labour Day is celebrated annually on the first Monday in September to honour the achievement of workers. Labour Day has it has its origins in the labour movement. We in no small measure... Continue Reading →
Pleasure is spread through the earth In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find. ~William Wordsworth Tonight I was emailed photos of my nephew John Hounsell-Drover visiting my mother. I cannot tell you how happy and pleased this made me feel. John is a Chaplain in the Royal Canadian Navy and is returning... Continue Reading →
Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday!
Yesterday my brother Robert and his wife Jo-Anne celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. I wish them both a Happy Anniversary and a prayer for another 50 years of marriage. I miss being in Newfoundland when there are celebrations taking place. Robert is the oldest youngest sibling. That may not make sense to some, but it... Continue Reading →