From Small Living to Long Table

In Living with Less, I shared how our family of five managed while living in a space that was smaller than the top floor of our old house. It was a cherished time. We have spent these past summer months in our new home that comes with second floor laundry (bless), a full-sized kitchen with room to seat…

Living With Less

For the last ten months, my family of five has been living in a space the size of our old living room. If you have been around The Meeting House for some time, you may have heard a message or two around living simply, giving generously, and community life. Living in a neighbourly way locally…

Permission to be weary

Do you have those markers by which you can measure growth in your life? Places and times you end up in again and again that allow a comparison with events past? Yearly holidays are one of the times I can clearly mark growth – last year my son couldn’t ride the snowboard during the Christmas…

Library of My Life

In honour of the new school year about to begin, let’s talk about books.  How did your kids do this summer on the recommended 20 minutes of reading per day? I don’t know about other families but my boys summer reading can be totaled up in two occasions of the recommended 20 minutes, having them…

On Being Enough : Part Two

Following up on part one: I still don’t have it all figured out. All I know is that striving to get to “enough” wasn’t working and it wasn’t really what I was after. Problem is, if I want to be seen, I have to put myself out there. That kind of make me feel sick.…

On Being Enough

A quick confession: I read a lot. Books? I always have two or three on the go. Blogs? I lose myself for hours reading through them. I even fall victim to those too-long-to-be-a-Status-update-posts on Facebook (you know who you are). Because I am a life-long learner, I am always scanning for that small encouragement, new…