Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Here is a concert you won't want to miss if you're in the area.
Anna and her hubby always seem to be busy organizing one major event or another for the blessing and benefit of many.  This will be no exception - in fact, it just may prove to be the creme de la creme of their various & wonderfully creative ways of ministering to the world around us.  I can't wait to talk them into helping me organize a Getty concert in Hamilton Place someday... :)
With Jacob Moon opening the show - we're getting a double whammy of song and superior sound AND musicianship that will inspire and infuse your soul with a whole lot of goodness.
Just watching him play that guitar of his is worth the price of admission!  Bonus to have a smooth sounding set of pipes to go with it.
This is the write-up at
As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, Dundas Calvin Christian School is pleased to welcome Dove award winning artists Selah to Canada . Selah is made up of the gifted trio Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. From their inception, Selah has always been synonymous with hymns. In fact, the understated beauty of the trio’s 1999 debut, Be Still My Soul (Curb), helped initiate a hymn revival in Christian music that is still thriving today. Their discography has significantly re-popularized the church’s greatest songs while decorating the popular group with numerous Dove Awards, number one singles, sold out concert tours and over two and half million albums sold.
Opening the evening will be solo guitarist Jacob Moon. Stylistically, Jacob fits into the roots category, with some eclectic twists. His strong rhythmic sense is complemented by a keen ear for catchy melody and lyrical depth. The opportunity to hear and experience a Jacob Moon show is not to be missed.

Redeemer concert hall only seats about 1000 people.
Avoid disappointment.  Order your tickets soon.  

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Generations will reap what I sow...

Readers will know that there are just a few singer/songwriters out there that truly inspire me and make me sit up, take notice and deeply affect my perspective.
Sara Groves is one of those artists.
This is one of those songs.

I can taste the fruit of Eve
I’m aware of sickness, death and disease
The results of our choices are vast
Eve was the first but she wasn’t the last

And if I were honest with myself
Had I been standing at that tree
My mouth and my hands would be covered with fruit
Things I shouldn’t know and things I shouldn’t see

Remind me of this with every decision
Generations will reap what I sow
I can pass on a curse or a blessing
To those I will never know

She taught me to fear the serpent
I’m learning to fear myself
And all of the things I am capable of
In my search for wisdom, acceptance and wealth

And to say that the devil made me do it
Is a cop out and a lie
The devil can’t make me do anything
When I’m calling on Jesus Christ

Remind me of this with every decision
Generations will reap what I sow
I can pass on a curse or a blessing
To those I will never know

To my great, great, great grand daughter
Live in peace
To my great, great, great grand son
Live in peace, oh, live in peace

Remind me of this with every decision
Generations will reap what I sow
I can pass on a curse or a blessing
To those I will never know

Oh, remind me
Generations will reap what I sow
I can pass on a curse or a blessing
To those I will never know
Oh, I may never know

These are profound and sobering thoughts for me  us.
We're looking at the precious gift (& responsibility!) of grandparenthood 
with ever increasing awareness and respect.
 The two newest gifts of 2011...
Oh Giver of All Good.  Make us wise and worthy of the task.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The But Uglies

Made me think (and laugh) but also reflect with greater honesty.
Hope it does the same for you as we consider the possibilities for service and growth in 2012!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My mental health activity

After the wonderfully wild 'work' of Carols & Classics, I went into hibernation and assumed a cozy couch post knitting with my lovely sister.  Two whole weeks of wool, circular needles and navigating patterns while the rest of my family went to bat hosting various family gatherings... what a treat!
I even drove off TWICE to Mary Maxim in Paris, Ontario for supplies and against my previous vow, once on a Senior's Discount Tuesday. (evidently, time heals these wounds:)
Pictured above is the result of the first week:  known as felted slipper clogs - and modelled by my hubby for whom they were created.  He made a noble effort to contain his surprise and only cautiously suggested the likeness of Sasquatch ....
I know what you're thinking.
They're too big.  Right?
That's what you're thinking.
And of course, until you put the project thru a very hot water laundry cycle where they just kinda melt and felt... they ARE too big.
But AFTER that very hot water cycle? - Ta Da!  
A tight ball of compressed wool emerges from the machine.  It is unfolded unto its full glory and the skeptics are silenced forevermore.
My beloved even had to wear them dampish like for a few hours to stretch them out a bit - just as my wunderbar knitting mentor/sister predicted.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but there's a glow happening here when I take time out 
for knitting.  It has grown on me.  
I find it 
truth be told.  
There.  I said it now.
And it didn't even hurt.