Butchart Gardens

We checked out what I can only assume is Canadas most famous garden the other day. Now that I know what the garden has to offer, next time I will be more prepared to take lots of pictures! The beauty of the place was quite overwhelming at times. Here are my favourite pictures from the…

Imago Dei

I must have been five months pregnant when the weight of what motherhood would mean to me hit me. I cried. Not tears of joy but of grief as I thought of how much racial intolerance my child would have to deal with. I cried as one memory after another of racist encounters I have…

God is young?

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough…

Fermentation

It’s Friday night, our living room has four noisy teen boys watching a basketball game with Joel and Eliana. I am in the kitchen starting the process of making sourdough bread. In the last year and some I have stepped into the fermentation world. I make sourdough bread on a regular basis, my kitchen counter…

I love you 3000

Our daughter Eliana Grace is 2 weeks and 5 days old today. Joel and I have stayed true to typical first time parents behaviour. We marveled at her first poop ( FYI, it looks more like tar than regular baby poop) I waited anxiously for the extra bit of umbilical cord to fall out and…

Malaika 2

I am currently working on book 2 of my short story series on a Mozambican girl called Malaika. This time, her next adventure keeps her in Mozambique and South Africa. My first draft is done and now, I am slowly editing the story so that my friend who has also become my proofreader and editor…