Single, Not Going to Mingle

I was at a wedding last summer where a married friend made a playful remark, “We need to find you a man!” At the time, I laughed and didn’t think much of it. But since then, her statement keeps resurfacing in my mind and it actually bothers me quite a bit. I love her very…

Speak Up and Defend

I’ve been doing some thinking for the last couple of days of how I’d like to change. How I’d like to become stronger in the areas where I am weak. I was listening to a sermon from my church in Red Deer online and the pastor shared with us two striking verses: Speak up for those…

“Beauty is not …

“Beauty is not something you can acquire, or consume.. it is something you have to be. What is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion, for yourself, and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”  – Lupita Nyong’o

Pursuit

Thank You for wanting to spend time with me Thank You for choosing to bless me even when I am undeserving Thank You wooing me with your beautiful rainbow skies You catch my breath as you show me your splendour You are the Poet, the Artist, the Lover Thank You for waiting Your grace is…

Heartbreak

I lost a dear friend on Friday. Her name was Gladys. She was a 91 year old lady that I had lived with last year and she was someone I admired for her beautiful heart and spirit. For some reason, I couldn’t stop thinking about her last night and I cried myself to sleep finally…

Reflections and Blessings

I can’t believe my first year of teaching is over. I am left feeling bittersweet – I’m going to miss so many people. It’s incredible how much God has blessed me during my time here. It was nothing I even expected. I still remember my feelings of disappointment and loneliness when I had first arrived…

City Withdrawal

I spent the long weekend in the city with my dear friends from university whom I haven’t seen in what seems like forever.  It was exactly what I needed my long weekend to be. But now… I think I’m going through city-withdrawal. Ever since I’ve arrived back in this small town, I’ve been feeling so melancholy.…