Category Archives: Philosophy

Onion with Christ

I am not a doodler. (I remember as a kid watching my mom talk on the phone and seeing her doodle the most elaborate arrows in the corners of paper, going over and over them until they were so dark they almost broke the paper. Marc is also a doodler. I bought him a box […]

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A Good Mother

Olivia usually falls asleep in our bed at night. Some nights she’ll look at books until she’s tired, but a lot of nights I will lay down with her, scratch her back, and make up a song about her and her imaginery pet cat. Last night she wanted to tell stories. But, in a rather out-of-character moment, […]

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Another Perspective

A few days ago Marc found a Word Cloud of the Bible via Scot McKnight. We both really liked it,  and I’ve been thinking about it off and on since then. Last night before bed (because, without fail, I am inspired to write a post as soon as I’m done brushing my teeth at night), […]

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Darcy, Elizabeth, and Not Knowing

I’m reading Pride and Prejudice for, I don’t know, the sixth or seventh time. I had just sat down (my feet comfortably resting on an ever-growing pile of clean laundry on my bed) and was at the scene where Darcy proposes to Elizabeth when I found myself thinking,”Don’t forget. They get married in the end. […]

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Framing this one!

As I was cleaning the kids drawings off of the kitchen table this morning, I came across this gem (which I will frame if I ever become a counsellor): How smart are kids?! And what Madeline was thinking in that little 8 year old brain of hers when she drew this picture? “You can be […]

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This is the Living.

I’ve been thinking about my grandparents again lately. It seemed like the two summers preceding the one we are in now were almost identical: our family away on summer vacation, getting home and finding out the news that a grandparent is dying, funeral a week later. We got home from our summer holiday on July […]

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Spring! I can’t believe we survived Winter!

Although Madeline is adamant about and correct in saying that “Spring does not start until Saturday!”, there is no snow on the field across the street, so I am saying it is springtime. Or at least that winter is now over. Can I just say that I cannot believe we survived the winter? I normally […]

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Love me. Love me. I’m not what you expected, but oh, please love me.

(If you have not had a chance to read the birth story I linked to on Thursday, please take the time to do that now. Today I emailed Kelle, the writer of that blog and the mother of beautiful Nella, to ask her permission to use a photo from her blog and post my thoughts. […]

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The Meaning of Life & Rainbow Letters

I just spent the last half hour colouring rainbow bubble letters on the flyer for the music class my friend and I teach. Why? Well, firstly, because our colour printer does not seem to work any more. And, secondly, because I really love to colour. I did a double, sequential, reversing rainbow for the letters […]

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Once again inspiration hits at the worst time.

(Like 11pm after the exhausting efforts of a poorly attended open house and before I will jump on my bike at 8:30am to get to the church because I lead worship tomorrow…) Marc and I just finished watching Adaptation. I must say that I’m not really a huge fan of the Kaufman boys’ films. Not […]

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