Hope

Hope

The word ‘Hope’ spelled out on a string of Christmas lights was the first thing I noticed last weekend when I walked into a church. I was there to perform an Advent concert, and I loved seeing ‘Hope’ welcoming people in.   What do you hope for?   Do you hope this...
Take a Journey

Take a Journey

We were running late. Still, I pressed ‘Pause’ to kiss my boys goodbye and watch them leave for school. (I wrote about ‘pressing pause’ in last week’s newsletter. Evan gave me a hug that without words said: “Don’t worry, Mama, we’ll be OK.” He got into his car and...
Press ‘Pause’

Press ‘Pause’

When I was little, I loved to write in my journal. I’d write for hours, cut little butterflies and hearts out of magazines and paste them into my diary. Thinking back on it, it seems like the world was on hold while I wrote and reflected on my experiences, or when I...
Strength

Strength

“You are a strong lady, Mama,” Blais said as I handed him his heavy school backpack with one hand. While driving. “Yes, I am” I replied, even though I haven’t always thought of myself that way. It’s been exactly a year since my husband Matthew passed away. Today, a...
Competitions are fun, but here is why we do it…

Competitions are fun, but here is why we do it…

Whether you like it or not, our world is structured around competitions, achievements and trophies. It might be a trophy that sits on the shelf and, apart from making your proud, it requires frequent dusting. Or it might be a trophy you can’t see – an academic...

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