On the shore of Ontario's beautiful Lake Rosseau, under a fresh blanket of October snow, more than 250 strangers from across the Greater Toronto Area gathered for an Alpha Weekend Away - most likely the largest ever held in Canada.
"We're walking through a narrow, 3000-year-old underground drain in the pitch black, in knee-deep rushing water?" I asked. “At least it’s only knee deep!” said Steve.
It was the first day. We didn't know each other yet. If we got hurt, we would be out of commission for the rest of the trip. Climbing Masada would set the tone for how we approached the rest of our time in Israel, both individually and as a group.
Prepare yourself for a sentimental blog post... Today is my birthday. I am 29 years old. Typically on my birthday - especially in the morning - I find myself reflecting on the previous year. What did I accomplish when I was 28? Well, I got married, switched churches, went on a trip, a bunch of … Continue reading Birthdays and being alive
We wish you all a joyful Christmas and blessings for the new year.
It's mid-October. For anyone who is in school or who's partner is in school, you know what that means. The library becomes a permanent residence and the Dominos pizza tracker becomes a personal friend. Fall is a busy season for Andrew and me. From now until Christmas, his schedule overflows with assignments, papers, and tests. … Continue reading Stress, Studies & Honey Spice Cake
Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend and Canadians are getting ready to break bread and give thanks for the many blessings that we enjoy. To help give thanks, I've shared some thoughts and Thanksgiving prayers from the Anglican liturgy.
Our sweltering apartment is the top thing on my mind this week. So, just for fun, I thought I would share our tips on what we do to survive a heatwave without air conditioning.
With less than 500 sq ft of living space in our tiny Toronto apartment, clutter is not an option.