Blogs that Inspire me

  • It's September, traditionally the month of new school years. For me, it seems like September is more like New Year, the beginning, than is January. That'...
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  • "Everyone gets to decide how happy they want to be, because everyone gets to decide how grateful they are willing to be." -- Ann Voskamp
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  • We live in such a beautiful part of the Fraser Valley near the Fraser River. This year promised the fishermen a good sockeye run. I don't fish, but am very ...
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  • canadiana *Hello friends* *Happy September to all of you!* *I am sitting...
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  • The geese are beginning their manoeuvers - my sunflowers are really showing their stuff the spiders are working overtime on their webs and other nasty t...
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  • The page turns and we're into another month. September - a month of beginnings, a month of endings. Beginning school (although the public system here is ...
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  • Today it's one month since we said our goodbyes . . . releasing them from our arms into His. *God of mercy, sweet love of mine* *I have surrendered to your...
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  • Embracing the good ole American way by laboring on Labor Day Weekend. Happy Labor Day to the U.S. of A. and to our Canadian neighbors! The beginning of the...
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  • *What to do with a Million Sweets,* *Sweet Million Tomatoes that is!!??* *My patch almost literally has produced a million, or more, of these sweet gems.* ...
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  • It's truly September 1 and it's officially Labor Day! The last day before school starts? NOT in BC! The cooler days are back, there is early morning dew. ...
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  • Using PeakFection, fresh and ready salsa, this One-Pot Salsa Chicken Recipe will make your mouth water. Our family recently traveled down the California Co...
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  • This afternoon I finished reading, for perhaps the seventh or eighth time, Elizabeth Goudge's beautiful novel, *The Scent of Water.* A brief search has u...
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  • There is a wonderful patio restaurant at the Delta Hotel in downtown Fredericton. The hotel sits on the riverbank and the outside patio, called The Di...
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  • *If the first and lowest operation of pain shatters the illusion that all is well, the second shatters the illusion that what we have, whether good or ba...
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  • I spent some time recently with my granddaughters and their new Japanese student, Sumira. The girls were practising Japanese 'letters' although Japanese wr...
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  • This recipe is a favorite! Easy to make, it has a rich flavor and appeals to anyone who loves coconut or custard! It's dairy free and eggless and can be ...
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  • If you drive west along Interstate 70 in Colorado, approximately 20 miles west of Denver, you will see this road sign before exit 254 advising you that t...
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  • As July rolled into August we found ourselves at Halcyon...and stayed for a few days. Halcyon is a hot springs resort on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake ...
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  • I needed to test a recipe for an upcoming Amish cookbook, that is actually a remake of an earlier book, Countryside Cooking and Chatting: Traditional Recip...
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  • Any guesses what I am doing here? OK...obviously I am heating up a gallon of milk. So why am I squeezing lemons? (And don't you love my old fashioned lemo...
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  • During the task of cleaning and organizing my refrigerator today, I pulled out a pack of Pillsbury Crescent rolls. I had been happy to find this in the ...
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  • Hello Lovely.
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  • The year was 1980. The date was August 25th. It was a Monday (you don’t forget these details!) I gave birth to my firstborn – Donald Andrew Sinclair MacPhe...
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  • You’re invited to our Northview Women Fall Kick-off event, Half the Bible in Half a Day! We thought it might be fun to make you a video with some informati...
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  • Aletha By Debora Rorvig In June I bought a tomato plant to sit out on my patio for fifteen-dollars and ninety-five. A tall sturdy sort with a fine t...
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  • I love taking pictures and I happen to take a lot of them.  For those who know me, or those who follow me on social media, this statement would likely not ...
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  • *Dear Reader* *How do you go to work?* *Cruising to work* *makes a commute something special.* *Eagles, orcas, gulls* *and always, the happy tourists.* *I l...
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  • It seems it wouldn't be summer if I didn't chase a butterfly around the garden at least once. With all the construction going on out there this year, ...
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  • Our county has a small town feeling we treasure, and that's perhaps most evident during the County Fair. It's quintessential Americana and for all its chee...
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  • Taking a break from shed renos and doing a little hedge trimming with Dad. Getting his attention.. Dad asking for help.. Jon is willing to help, he l...
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  • there was an interesting monologue that my daughter spewed forth a few weeks ago. i wrote the whole thing down on a little blue post-it note and just now...
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  • I come to the garden, alone. Back to the sky. Face to the ground. Knees bent. Hands grasping the undesirables Heart hoping that the desirables will...
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  • *Long Summer Days* ~ handcrafted earrings made with antiqued copper and aqua Czech glass ~ Like my Facebook page and look for directions there on how to ...
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  • Oh newborns … I’m not sure I could ever get enough! So, getting to photograph (aka. cuddle, rock, hold, soothe, smell, enjoy) these precious brand new lit...
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  • Some day we will all find what we are looking for. Or maybe we won’t. Maybe we will find something much greater than that. – Anonymous Let the ruins come...
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  • *When Kristin was diagnosed with cancer on October 29, 2012, our family knew our lives would never be the same. In an instant, our world as we knew it no...
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  • I’ve been doing music videos for my son and this one, that we taped & edited today, seems perfect for a wintry January day when I would really like to be a...
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  • So, I’ve been told I should give you all an update. It’s been 3 years since my “liberation” treatment and I’m still feeling excellent. My last visit (I mea...
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  • Vancouver is a beautiful city - in the sunlight on warm spring days, it truly is intoxicating. I was drinking it up on the back of a Goldwing. Lighthou...
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  • Sometimes its just nice to get away! We went on alittle family trip last month to the beach. Just a couple of days to just be a family. We've had so much ...
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  • Sweet memories Caily- sky running around Lexi- dog ruffed at her and scared her - singing and playing piano with Darin, Blessed assurance and Jesus loves m...
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  • James 4:4 [image: God Touching the Earth]The story is told of Shah Abbis, a Persian Monarch who loved his people very much. To know and understand them ...
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  • Keeping others up-to-date with the details in our everyday lives has never been easier. We are in an over-load of information, from Facebook to Twitter... ...
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