I wish.

One of the first books I borrowed from the school library when I was 10 was a history book on major world faiths. I remember sitting in a bus writing down notes (for the fun of it) about what I was learning on Islam. Since childhood, I have had an insatiable desire to understand more…

Lessons from a side hustle.

Lately I have been reflecting on my little side hustle A.K.A KayaMade. I started making dolls at the beginning of 2019. At first I didn’t think I had what it takes to make a doll that was worthy of any price tag. But I persisted and kept fine tuning my pattern. It took 10-15 attempts…

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…