The Walk to School

Why is it that most mornings I’m half distracted when my girls are talking to me on the way to school? From Katie’s stories which are always far too detailed to hold my attention, to Neela’s ridiculous little ramblings about butterflies, it’s hard to focus. My older two talk on a different level about relationships […]

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Garage Sales

There were massive garage sales in the city a few weeks ago and I had a realization: I am not a garage sale person. I really like people. I really like cheap prices. I like nice things, but I don’t like Stuff. I would define Stuff as way too many things all at once, if […]

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Murder of Crows

It was like a scene from The Birds… an entire row of crows on the roof of the house behind our street. One look up and I knew we were in trouble. One crow is irritating but they seem to take on a distinctly evil flavour when they gather, and they normally gather outside my […]

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A River Ran Through Me

Hiking: “A strenuous walk in nature’s beauty that you can’t look up and enjoy or you’ll trip on a rock and fall off a mountain” This basically sums up hiking for me. As I was walking recently with my family and our friends, my thoughts began as per usual on every hike I’ve ever been […]

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Catching Skunks

Me: “I hope the City catches those skunks!” Katie: “NOOOOO!!! Go skunks Go!” For a couple of weeks now two skunks have been wandering around the walking paths behind our house and causing a bit of excitement for the neighbourhood. I was out walking early one morning and had my “early morning brain” on when […]

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Birth Order

    I am a firstborn son of a firstborn son of a firstborn son.  I was born with a sixth sense that the buck stopped with me. This is a feeling the middle child carefully avoids and the baby of the family doesn’t even know exists… Most firstborns suffer from the guilt and responsibility only […]

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Why I Hate Camping…

I do not understand the purpose of camping…  We’re just planning our summer camping trips now and every year I find myself both looking forward to the trips and dreading parts of them.  Luckily when we were planning the Venue Church launch in Airdrie our team suggested doing our Worship Experiences Sunday nights at 6 […]

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