Prince of Peace

Complete peace of mind for many is a rare commodity. The idea that ones heart and mind can be at total rest regardless of things falling apart around them sounds laughable. Many have settled for a little peace even more pour all their energies into attaining a peace of mind that is either temporary or [...]

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Just keep swimming.

 If you have followed this blog for awhile, these girls must look familiar to you. My friendship with them began 3 years ago when I moved to Pikangikum. The desire to keep to myself in the first few weeks of arriving in a new place is very strong. Especially when I don't know anyone and [...]

Times are changing

There was a time when I didn't value rest as much as I did work. It took a couple of burnouts, lots of reading and taking the time to listen to words of wisdom from others that I finally understood. Guarding my time of rest helps me perform better at everything else in my life. [...]

Thanksgiving with Mars

Today I sat at a table with Americans, Russians, Canadians, First Nation Canadians and had supper. The conversation covered Russian history, languages,politics, hunting, children, culture. My heart was thankful, I enjoy being in a setting where different cultures sit around a meal and connect. As I watched my friends children play with Mars around us [...]

Hamba Kahle Madiba

                                                 "Go well Madiba." Last month I decided to spend a whole day immersed in the history of South Africa.  Friend, it was a very difficult read one that I promised myself I would not repeat for many years to come. By the end of the day I was left amazed at how the country [...]