“Money is a tool, not a baby. Don’t have feelings about it.” This is from a recent sermon concerning things my dad taught me about money. My dad was a funny sort, he told me one time “Son, if I get you a gift and you turn around and sell it the next day I won’t care. It’s yours. Do what you want with it.” … Continue reading Emotional Spending
Robin Hood fans.. Have you ever wondered why some people recover quickly from difficulties, while the smallest thing seems to keep some of us down too long? I’ve been wondering the last few weeks what makes some people more resilient than others? “The ability to spring back into shape” is a good description of resilience. Think about how Robin Hood shoots a bow. An arrow … Continue reading How Resilient ARE You?
My parents were farm kids and their parents were pioneers. First gen pioneers have a sense of adventure we don’t really understand today. When we feel adventuresome now what we really mean is go to the zoo with the family or on a hike, while their adventures looked like work mixed with survival with the cost of failure much more than “not having fun”. My … Continue reading One More Adventure
I’m sure some of you will hate me for writing what I’m about to, but I would guess that the average age of the hater would be younger and not in the “more experienced” category when it comes to romance. How do I know this? 20 year old me believed these things because he was so much smarter than 42 year old me. Here are … Continue reading Romantic Myths
You know you live in Alberta when… Boosting a car doesn’t mean stealing one you don’t own but getting one to start for someone you don’t know. I was walking my daughter to school and saw a somewhat common thing in an Albertan winter, a car pulled over to the side of the road with it’s hood up. We had to walk close to it … Continue reading Boosting Cars
Contentment: “What’s is happening outside of me doesn’t determine what is happening inside of me.” I came across an unusual thought about contentment this week and it’s one of those things that you knowshouldbe true in your life, but isn’t yet. In preparing for a funny and topically, um, interesting series at Venue called Chaperone I felt the need to try and peel back the layers … Continue reading Dating Contentment
If you’re like me you approach most home reno jobs along the lines of “How hard could it be?” That normally lasts for about a half an hour… There’s a reason people with skills in renovations, or in life make more money than the rest of us. It’s not because they’re worth more as people than I am, it’s because what they think about home … Continue reading Home Reno Fails