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 …

And then we had a run-in with gangs…

Remember that numbness I said I was feeling about everything? It’s gone. Everything is coming to me clearer than it was even while I was there. It took seeing the Kony 2012 video to break it free, but now that it has, my heart is on fire. Because along with releasing those feelings that my heart locked away, it’s made …

Mañana, mañana…

I know I promised posts about the Guatemala trip, but its going to be a little bit before I can put them together. The truth is, I’m still struggling to put into thoughts, put into words, what it is that I experienced while down there.   The easiest way I can describe how I’ve felt since my return is numb …

Today, Let’s Talk

If you live in Canada, and your cell phone provider is Bell, then today, you have a chance to make a difference.   If you know someone in your contact list who is a Bell user, you too have the chance to make a difference.   Today is Bell’s Let’s Talk day, in support of Mental Health awareness. For every …