I sat down earlier to write a blog, but the words just weren’t coming. I had no inspiration, no direction. I felt like I didn’t have a story to tell today; there was nothing to report. It was a good day. I was tired, but satisfied. That was all. But that wouldn’t have made much … Continue reading Sink or Swim? …I think I’ll Swim
Ten days. Yikes! Only ten more days! Ten more days on Canadian soil before Ryan and I hop on an airplane and begin our (roughly) 30-hour journey to Kigali, Rwanda! I can hardly believe how quickly it is coming up… and even more the point, I can hardly believe that I haven’t started packing or … Continue reading 10 Days to go and I’m Ready… Figuratively Speaking!
I have some pretty wonderful friends. Yesterday, when I arrived at work, I found this sitting on my desk: What a perfect gift, combining two of my favorite things in life! Puzzles, and kittens! I can’t wait to break it open and start working on it… the problem is that I just started a different … Continue reading Piecing it Together, One Day at a Time
It was nearly ten years ago now when I underwent the greatest personal revolution of my lifetime. It was during this season that, by some divine miracle, I was able to overcome the sinister and manipulative tactics of the eating disorder which had held my life in bondage for the past seven years, and begin … Continue reading A Woman on a Journey
Today is a great day! I am at home, finally enjoying some rest and relaxation after an insanely busy week. Yesterday’s event was a huge success, and I feel like breathing a giant sigh of relief—relief that it went well, relief that it was well attended (by nearly 400 people), and relief that it is … Continue reading I Didn’t Just Survive… I Grew!
“I will find my glory in knowing the Lord. Let those who are hurting hear me and be joyful.” – Psalm 34:2 (NIrV) I read this verse last night as I was winding down before bed. I was sitting next to the living room window with the lights out and a candle beside me, soaking up … Continue reading Candlelight Musings
There is a box that sits on the shelf in my home office, full of old journals that I have written in over the years. These journals tell the story of my life. They give an account of my journey to grow in faith and character, and the ups and downs of my battles and … Continue reading Learning to Love My ‘Roller Coaster’ Life
We arrived home this evening after being out of town for a funeral these past few days. It has been a long, emotionally draining week, and I have to admit that I am happy to be home. I have a lot on my mind, and to be honest, I am tired of “feeling”. Feelings are … Continue reading What I’ve Learned about Feelings
I started Braver Than Before just over one month ago and it has been an absolutely amazing journey! Since my first post, braverthanbefore.com has been viewed over 6500 times by people in 50 countries around the globe! I am utterly humbled and so deeply honoured by these statistics. When I started out on this venture, … Continue reading Looking Back and Moving Forward
Ryan and I have really gotten into jigsaw puzzles this year. We’ve always enjoyed them—in fact, we spent a few hours working on a puzzle together during one of our first dates ever. But since then, the only times we have done any puzzling has been each year at Christmastime with Ryan’s Grandma or my … Continue reading Life Lessons: Jigsaw Puzzle Edition