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PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: THE GREAT ESCAPE

In my last blog, I shared my concerns about my son being stuck in the Middle East during the pandemic. Once my son decided to come home, we had to move quickly before the borders closed indefinitely, trapping him overseas. 

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: A WORLD-WIDE CRISIS

In my last blog, I shared that my husband and I were starting to make plans to visit the east coast in the spring of 2020. Then, the unthinkable happened. 

The worldwide pandemic stopped us in our tracks. As the…

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: THE TIDE STARTS TO TURN

In my last “Prairie Girl Goes Coastal” blog, I shared about the stresses I endured while taking on the role as breadwinner, and how a counsellor helped put my husband and me on the road to mutual understanding and healing. 

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: THE WINTER OF DISCONTENT

In my last blog, I shared the importance of downsizing the right way; something that should never be done when one is in emotional upheaval. 

With no income coming into the house after my husband’s second job loss in less…

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: HOW NOT TO DOWNSIZE

In my last blog post, I shared about my husband’s struggle to keep his head above water, and the blow of another job loss. Although my husband was now “free” to leave, with winter just weeks away and mounting work

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO MOBILIZE

In my last blog, I shared that the stress of my husband’s new job caused him to spiral down further into depression. Meanwhile, I had started looking at properties on the east coast, convinced more than ever it was our

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: GOD SPEAKS

In my last blog (click here), I shared that my husband’s unexpected job loss put him squarely on the path to a personal crisis. While I saw the job loss as an opportunity to do something new, he wasn’t

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: AN UNEXPECTED JOB LOSS

I was making my lunch when I heard the interior garage door open. Puzzled, I made my way down to see what was going on. My husband stood in the mudroom gripping his briefcase, his suit bag draped over his…

14 BIBLE VERSES TO LIFT YOUR SPIRIT DURING THE PANDEMIC

 

If you are like most people, you may have experienced a wide range of emotions during this pandemic. From confusion to panic to fear to (almost) feeling like everything’s back to normal, we are all struggling with the…

ALL ABOUT "THE UNDERDOG DUCKLING"

I am wearing two hats in this blog as I act as as both interviewer and interviewee for the most-asked questions about my book The Underdog Duckling.

Tell us about your book. 

The Underdog Duckling is about a young…

10 WACKY FACTS ABOUT MARINE ANIMALS

 

1. The tongue-eating isopod (a crustacean) eats a fish’s tongue and then becomes the fish’s tongue, feeding on the food the fish catches. 

2. While mating, the male anglerfish grabs onto the much larger female with his mouth, hangs on,…

NEW YEAR -- NEW SCRIPTURE -- NEW WORD

In November/December of every year, I start to keep my eyes open, and pray, for a Scripture and word that speaks to me to help ground and guide me for the following year. 

My Scriptures and words for the past

18 FAVOURITE WILDLIFE PHOTOS OF 2018

Life circumstances in 2018 prevented me from doing as much photography as I would have normally liked. Regardless, it was fun reviewing and reliving what we did and where we travelled this past year as I scrolled through my photos. 

MY YEAR IN REVIEW 2018

I am grateful to say that once again I had a year full of excitement, fun, and success. However, I will also remember 2018 as full of challenges and difficulties I never saw coming. Read on to find out more!