Learning to Let Go

For the past few years I have decided that instead of new year resolutions that I will probably not keep, I would choose a word, with God’s help, to stand as a banner over the year. This exercise has come up with some scary words and this year is no different. In 2012 my word […]

Broken Hallelujah

With my love and my sadness I come before You Lord My heart’s in a thousand pieces Maybe even more Yet I trust in this moment You’re with me somehow And You’ve always been faithful So Lord even now When all that I can sing Is a broken hallelujah When my only offering Is shattered […]

Babe, Man, Saviour

Lights glitter in the darkness….on the house across the street. Christmas songs play merrily….at the mall. The air is rife with anticipation….everywhere but in your heart and mind. Oh forlorn wretch Fighting darkness, Fighting the overwhelming urge to crawl back under the covers. Life feels overwhelming to you, Fear taking foothold You talk, you fight the best […]

Heritage

Every summer I come face to face with my heritage and in some ways revel in it.  Family congregates on the shore of a small lake in the Cariboo region and ties are re-forged, and there is much catching up to do.  As conversations ebb and flow, Dutch mingles with English in a sort of […]

From….

I am from Canada, and the Netherlands, From peacekeeping, and underground rebellion. I am from immigration and citizenship From struggling to survive to blessing and a good life I am from ‘bookend’ parents; Cornelis and Cornelia; Both immigants, both Dutch, both Canadian; I am from Dutch nursery rhymes and Canadian school yard games From chubby bunny […]

Home

“Home is where the heart is”  Home. The word and the place evoke strong images and feelings. Songs and sonnets were written about it; songs of longing and anticipation.  Home. The one place we can truly be ourselves & accepted as such (or at least that’s what it should be). A place of love, forgiveness […]

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