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What I learned while decorating my Christmas tree

Thursday, December 25, 2014      5 comments

Many may wonder: "How can decorating a Christmas tree become a life lesson?" This is the revelation I had this year while doing just that. You see many of my decorations/ornaments are gifts: gifts from former students, my god daughter, fam... Read more

What I learned about overeating and gluttony

Thursday, February 21, 2013      2 comments

At first glance this title does not seem to mean much but let's look at the two words as I share my revelation about them. As I was doing The Feasting at the Lord's Table bible study the word "overeating" kept coming back. The question "Hav... Read more

One month into my pledge

Friday, February 01, 2013      6 comments

So a month has gone by already and what have I accomplished to date? Although the scales have not gone down by much at least I have not gained. I have continued to make healthier food choices and limit the amount of processed foods I eat. ... Read more

My Pledge for 2013

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      2 comments

This entire blog was presented yesterday (Monday) to the ladies in the TOPS group I attend. However, before proceeding a little background information to explain this as I cannot take credit for the entire idea. Last week, in fact the enti... Read more

What kind of container am I and what am I putting in it?

Sunday, September 02, 2012      2 comments

I know that sounds like a strange title but it comes from our pastor's sermon this morning. We are doing a series on "Shalom, what it truly means and how to attain it". This week's title was "Shalom and how you think" based on Philippians 2:8 - ... Read more

Our Legacy

Saturday, July 07, 2012      2 comments

This was the title of my daily devotional today. The summary of the devotional is this. When we die the company (if we are still working) will replace us very quickly. Yet our family and friends will miss us forever. Yes they will go on, yes th... Read more

What I Learned about Hidden Sugar

Saturday, April 28, 2012      5 comments

I have been reading a book called "Why We Get Fat and What to do About it" which has led me to re-evaluate and truly examine my food intake. Because of this book, which advocates limiting your carbs especially those that are high in hidden sugar... Read more

Don't quit

Saturday, April 28, 2012      3 comments

Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical ... Read more

Olive of Us for All of Him

Sunday, March 04, 2012      2 comments

As I said in my post today, this is the title of our new sermon series at church. When I first read it I thought it was rather lame but when Ken explained it the title made sense. In the next few weeks, Ken will show us how God created our entir... Read more

A lesson in Thankfulness

Monday, February 20, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday, as I mentioned in the chat room, our church did a sandwich run in which we make and distribute sandwiches and hygiene packs to homeless people in downtown Toronto. I can honestly say that I thought I knew what was waiting for me but I... Read more

Am I ready for Christmas?

Saturday, December 24, 2011      2 comments

A comment made to me this morning, as I waited in the checkout line, prompted me to write this. A friend of mine asked "Are you ready for Christmas?" I responded "As ready as I will ever be." Both comments as well as a video entitled "Retooning ... Read more

How easy it is to fool ourselves part two

Monday, November 07, 2011      4 comments

As I was rereading this blog, I realised that I had written a similar one in the summer, hence the part two aspect. However, as you will notice there are some differences, the biggest one being the seeing my physical self as others see me. I kn... Read more

How easy it is to fool ourselves

Saturday, August 06, 2011      5 comments

When I wrote this down as a title I realised it could and often does apply to many areas of my/our lives especially when it is an issue I/we do not want to face. However, in this case I am relating it to my/our food habits. I am reading a book ... Read more

We are more than our mistakes

Saturday, April 02, 2011      4 comments

I read that comment a long time ago and at the time thought "How ridiculous a comment! Of course we all know we are more than our mistakes." Yet something must have stuck with me because I will often return to that comment. Today reading one of ... Read more

What I learned from watching Village on a Diet

Sunday, March 20, 2011      4 comments

I recently finished watching a ten week series called Village on a Diet. This series aired by our national television CBC, featured a town in Northern British Columbia called Taylor, population 1600. For ten weeks, citizens of this town committe... Read more


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