Last year my husband and I bought his family homestead in the country in northern Ontario, and now we’re enjoying the often hilarious adventure of learning to manage the farmhouse and ten acres we now call home.
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Over the years the meaning of the word home has really intrigued me. Is home a place, a building, the people, or something else? My years as an immigrant in Switzerland have taught me that the feeling of home isn’t the place, although places hold memories. Home is where the people we love are. Where we can be ourselves, totally relax, and be comfortable – a place of belonging.
Car doors, barn doors, cupboard doors, front doors. Do you know what all these things have in common? They would all be boring speech topics but do you know what is an interesting topic? Sliding doors!
Hi, my name is Molly Parker. I’d like to talk to you today about the sliding doors of history.
During my Bible School years, I was reading through Hebrews as a course assignment, and when I came to this verse in context, it blew me away! “….be content with such things as you have, for He has said, “I will never leave you….’ “. I was going through a difficult year. I had broken up with my boyfriend, my family was going through a time of brokeness and even my close friends seemed to be “leaving” me. I felt alone and abandoned. But that night as I sat at my desk eating candy corn, the words practically jumped off the page at me! I could be content, simply because God was with me and would never leave me! So simple yet so profound! I clung to that verse after that!
As I sit and stare at the blank screen, my mind is going off in 1000 directions and I am wondering if anything I write will make any sense. The full on invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, which started a week ago has taken over my thoughts, my prayers, my life…
Imagine 2022 as the year where you actually experience everything that God has intended for you in this season. What would that look like for you? What kind of things would you do? What would you achieve? What would you experience? Who would you impact and how? What would you do differently from the past year? How would you feel?
One thing I love about this season is to take a trip back in time. Every morning I read some of the prophecies concerning Jesus. Conservative estimates say that He fulfilled at least 300 in his earthly life. What a boost to my faith to be reminded again.
Being a grade 3 teacher is a humbling experience. Yes, it’s a joy. Yes, it’s a privilege. But, boy is it edifying! If you’re a parent, a grandparent, an aunt, an uncle, a Sunday school teacher, or if you’ve ever just been around kids, you might know what I’m talking about. Kids have a special way of pushing us to our limits and causing us to see our own shortcomings.