Something ’bout a dress

When I first got back from my Guatemala Mission trip, I freaked out about the idea of spending a lot of money on a wedding dress. After everything I had seen, I couldn’t bring myself to spend a lot of money on a dress I would never wear again.   I didn’t really know what I was looking for in …

When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.

We already know I’m a sappy romantic. I’ve spoken for years at how I bawl my eyes out every time I see Ever After, or any other romance where the girl ends up with her ‘Prince Charming’.   This time around, it was my chance to live that fairytale. It’s a little bit silly, and a little bit over-sappy, but …

I Am Canadian… and finally, proud of it too.

A couple years, I posted about how I’m not proud to be Canadian because I couldn’t really see what it meant to be Canadian. At the end, I said I would never feel any different. Looking back, it’s a little silly that I would say something like that because I have so much life ahead of me.   But the …

Today we talk, no matter how hard it is to tell our stories…

I spoke on the need to break the stigma. Last year, my message was positive and driven.   This year, this is the year it’s tough for me. Because I feel like I’ve been beaten. I’m worn out, I’m struggling, and I feel like every day is a fight.   I don’t talk about it because I still feel like …

I fell in love with New York. Again.

I meant to post this sooner upon my return, but life has been a little crazy and hectic since getting back.   Needless to say, just like the last time I was in the Big Apple, I left my heart there. Just like the last time, I was overwhelmed and smitten by the city all at once. And really, I …

The People Who Inspire Us

There are people throughout our lives that inspire us to be better, inspire us to make a stand and inspire us to follow our hearts and dreams. These people can be anyone: a random person on the street or a friend/mentor. Sometimes they are famous people who are fighting to make a difference, and sometimes they are average people who …

The Hunger Games proof our children are angry…

That was the summary of the headline of Maclean Magazine’s latest feature story. That the Hunger Games, with all it’s popularity, is fueled by the intense negative emotions spawning in our children. While the writer does not quite come out and say it, one gets the feeling that he has a large distaste for this kind of novel and feels …

Faith like the poor…

There is something to be said for those who have nothing, but give their lives to faith. I’ve always *known* that the Christians in 3rd world countries had stronger faith than those of us who have much, but to witness it in person was life changing.   When I left for Guatemala, I had lost my job and as much …

Of planes and skies…

Well, now that I’ve been home for nearly a month, I suppose the full Guatemala story is long overdue. As could be expected, it will need to be told in parts, as it is too much to pour into one post.   Like every story, this one starts at the beginning.   When we arrived at the airport on our …