What are you diffusing?

“Hey, Anth, what’s that smell in here? It’s wonderful!” A few minutes earlier the Preacher and I had entered the door of our son’s house. I’d noticed the fragrance wafting through the tidy space instantly, but waited until after his and Kelly’s warm welcome until I asked about it. They …

My two hoots for this week

My neck hurts from looking up. I have been owl-gazing and owls rarely perch on bottom branches.   When you read this, the family of long-eared owls that has enlivened our backyard and thoroughly captivated me will no doubt have moved on. My head will sit properly between my shoulders …

God shows up in serendipity

In 1754, English author Horace Walpole coined one of the most delightful words in the English language. He formed it after reading a Persian fairy tale titled, The Three Princes of Serendip. Throughout the story the princes kept discovering, “by accidents and sagacity…things which they were not in quest of…” …

In the tattered years…still God

The Preacher and I travelled a thousand summer miles between Dad’s home and ours recently. We took a bed and breakfast a mile or so down the road from his care facility and visited daily between naps and meals. We played checkers for an hour one afternoon, he and I. …

Ride this vacation road with me.

Today’s itinerary stretches between our son’s place in B.C.’s Kootenay region and my father’s residential care facility in Abbotsford. We set out on Highway #95, the two-lane road connecting Invermere and Golden, B.C. – one of my favourite sections of that route. Under blue sky and dumpling clouds, we motor through vast …

Even one theft robs us all

“Thou shall not steal,” God commanded. But he gave us all free choice, and ever since Cain stole his brother Abel’s life in the Garden of Eden, some have chosen theft. “Check your yards, neighbours,” someone posted last week on our village’s Facebook page. “Maybe the wind blew them your …