tragedy

When Tragedy Strikes

Have you ever had something terrible happen to you that stops you in your tracks? Or, has someone close to you or even someone you know experienced a loss?  What do you do when tragedy strikes? He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.  Psalm 147:3 Over the years, I have experienced...

banana

The Power Of The Banana

I love bananas.  I eat at least one every single day.  Sometimes, I will eat a second for a mid-day snack.  I even bake a mouth-watering banana loaf that my family devours instantly. Are you a banana freak like me?  Do you know the power of the banana? I started to wonder what the...

university, st jacobs, waterloo

Back To The 90’s

Have you ever gone back to your university or college town?  If so, do all those old memories come flooding back?  We often go back to our town – in part because our daughter goes to one of the tri-city (Waterloo, Ontario) schools.  We love to go back for a short visit because...

Are You A Sunflower?

I love sunflowers.  I love way they stand tall in the sunlight and that they glow with beauty.  Did you know that sunflowers represent positivity? Did you know that they are associated with sunshine? How positive are you?  Are you a sunflower?    Advise from a Sunflower: Be bright, sunny and positive. Spread seeds...

protein

A Punch of Protein

Have you been feeling sluggish? Muscles sore and achy after a workout or a run?  Or are you even injuring yourself at the gym?  Do you find your nails breaking a lot or your moods all over the place?  You could be low in protein.  You may just need a punch of protein in...

storms, conflict

How Do You Handle The Storms?

Are you good in a crisis? Do you keep calm and collected? Are you able to think clear and make good decisions? Or, do you fall apart?, Panic? Or lash out?  How do you handle the storms of life? Not all storms come to disrupt your life; some come to clear...

apple crisp

Mom’s Apple Crisp

October, in Canada, is a time to be thankful.  We just celebrated Thanksgiving and I must say that I am thankful for so many things.  I am thankful for my husband, my children, my dad, that I’m healthy, and I am thankful for my mom’s apple crisp.   Thinking back, I cannot remember...

be a moon

Are You A Moon?

Do you like to star gaze? Sit outside on a hot summer night and look up to the stars, the moon, the heavens?  I do.  I love searching for shooting stars or when the moon is so bright how its reflection on the water lights up a shadowy lake.  I love how the...

fitness in your forties

Fitness In Your 40’s

After brainstorming this summer for blog ideas,  I thought that once a month I would write about fitness in your 40’s.  If you are like me, I often get stuck or I plateau with regards to new fitness ideas.  I am always on the search for new, fun and challenging exercise plans.  You...

home coming queen

Homecoming Queen

I heard a song the other day –  Homecoming Queen by Kelsea Ballerini, and it hit me in my core. Have you heard it?  It’s really good. I was not a homecoming queen – they don’t have that in Canada, but I was a fair queen. In small town Ontario – fair...