The Sly Fox and the Traumatized Chicken

<!– Email –>     Red was very adept at snatching chickens   We all marvelled at the fox’s audacity because this episode occurred in broad daylight   The sly fox. No words better describe our intelligent, resident fox. Red consistently fooled our dumb guard dog by laying his foxy scent in pointless circles. He…… Continue reading The Sly Fox and the Traumatized Chicken

Humour + Faith Stops Mental Kung-Fu

Your mind can be peaceful and calm as this lake Quotes on my fridge that cut worry off at the knees. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk and prolific writer, was once asked how you could tell if a person had gone through inner transformation and could say with St. Paul, “no longer I that lives but Christ…… Continue reading Humour + Faith Stops Mental Kung-Fu

Spiritual Freedom: When We no Longer Need To PROVE That We Are Right

 Many traditionalists believe that church culture is the same as basic tenets of the faith. Challenging custom is then synonymous with challenging the faith. They are always right. As jean Vanier ( founder of L’Arche) once said, “You can be right. You can be dead right and bring death to all those around you.” A young woman,…… Continue reading Spiritual Freedom: When We no Longer Need To PROVE That We Are Right

I’m Batman Foevaaa

Anthony wore his costume everywhere Anthony’s outfit was my little guy’s salute to his three heroes- Batman, Zorro and the Canadian Mounted Police. Anthony, my second youngest, had a marvellous imagination, creating dramatic play scenarios like intense sword fights with invisible villains. By the time he was two and a half, he insisted on wearing…… Continue reading I’m Batman Foevaaa

Raccoons Blew The Transformer, The Dog Ate The Turkey ….

    Do you have any idea the trouble that farm animals can get into? Every single time Michael, my husband, attends a conference or leaves for a long weekend, something goes wrong on our hobby farm. Just two months ago, my husband was gone for two weeks and a total of ten accidents and catastrophes…… Continue reading Raccoons Blew The Transformer, The Dog Ate The Turkey ….

Playing God

I am wired to function emotionally just like a vacuum cleaner,sucking up all my children’s pain. Likewise, my children are compassionate vacuum cleaners as well, who attract other people’s negative emotions. They are all aware that they learned this dysfunctional behaviour not only from observing Michael and me in action but also because they have inherited this trait from…… Continue reading Playing God

A Theological Debate: Child’s Play

 A debate between two pre-schoolers “Someone just called my name. I think it was God!” It was early evening. We often played musical beds at bedtime because the younger children liked the security of a sibling or two falling asleep with them, especially when older brothers and sisters were still up and having fun. So…… Continue reading A Theological Debate: Child’s Play