Friday, 26 June 2015

Homemade Burgers on a Budget

I have always loved the thick juicy taste of a misshaped homemade burger.

This year I was determined not to spend the whole summer paying $10-$15 for six perfectly shaped, frozen hamburgers out of a box.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Filled to Overflow

One of my favourite things to do is go out for coffee with people. I love everything about it. The meeting up, grabbing a table in the corner, hands wrapped around a warm drink (typically non-caffeinated, ironically) and the promise of a conversation ready to unfold. It truly never gets old for me.

Last week I was out for coffee with a new friend and as we chatted away, she asked me a few questions that really made me have to stop and think about the bigger picture, the larger ‘whys’ behind what I do and how I live.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Eating in a Post Office

On our final night in Quebec, Bethany led the way to a great little spot for dinner.

Le Bureau de Poste is a little restaurant sitting on the corner of a busy street. We approached and the line spanned out the door, evidence of good food! We joined the line and waited for our turn.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

With the sun bright and heat promised, we packed our lunches and headed out to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, or Montmorency Falls. As we navigated our way down the highway, we could see the thundering falls from the road.

As we walked toward the falls, we opted for the cable car to get up the cliff. We got a view of not only the falls but also the gorgeous body of water that spanned out from it.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Old Quebec, QC

I have always wanted to explore Quebec. Last fall when I was itching to a mini-getaway I stumbled upon beautiful images of old architecture, cobble-stone roads, and gorgeous views. I thought it must be in Europe but quickly learned that this little escape was just a province over, in Quebec City.

So when friends of ours asked if we wanted to travel to this quant city, there was no way we could have said no.

Friday, 5 June 2015

It Has Been a Privilege

This week marks one year since Brandon and I started our journey into ministry, as pastors, as leaders of a very dynamic church.

It has been a privilege to walk through the various twists and turns that this year has brought. We have hiked up to some of the tallest peaks, breathing the fresh air, taking in the view. We have found ourselves all but lost in the densest forests, not sure which way to go next, all of the elements seemingly against us. We have had the opportunity to walk alongside others, seeing incredible breakthroughs, friendships, and leaps of faith take shape.

It has been a privilege.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Don'ts for Husbands

A few years ago this little blue book was discovered in my parents’ household. My dad had picked it up along the way and my brother had found it. Over the years this book has found its way from bookshelf to coffee table, from my parents’ house to ours. It now finds its home on my husband’s bedside table.

With Brandon having been away for a couple days this week, I took up residence on his side of the bed at night, naturally. In some senses this was because I missed him, in others, I’ve realized that somehow he got the much better side of the bed. As I was getting ready for bed I noticed the little book and began snooping through the century old advice given.