• how to,  inspirational,  organization

    PLAN WITH ME | September 2017 Bullet Journal Setup

    This month is filled with doodles of leaves and Fall inspired pictures gathered from Pinterest. I love that the air here in Ottawa has gotten crisp and that I can wear cozy sweaters and drink heaps of tea to keep my hands warm. I went and bought my favourite candle, Autumn, at Bath and Body Works on August 31st. Since then it’s been burning and making me want to cozy up my entire apartment with candles and heaps of throws. How do you transition your home into Fall? I wanted to set up a weekly layout instead of just doing some rapid bullet entries this month. When I’m feeling anxious…

  • faith,  infertility,  Uncategorized

    INFERTILITY: YOU ARE NOT ALONE

    It’s infertility awareness week. It’s something I don’t talk about much, but it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be discussed. I wrote about my struggles with subfertility last year, and the response I got was overwhelming. There are so many hearts that are breaking over this heavy cross – mine included. A cloud of darkness has overshadowed me since I was diagnosed with PCOS and my faith has been struggling. Yet I can’t help but see that in the midst of all of this pain, all of this suffering, there is good that has emerged from it. There’s no denying that my faith is being stretched and I am being called…

  • faith,  travel

    REASON AND FAITH IN MONTREAL

    I went to Montreal this weekend to find some beauty and peace; to rest. I found myself acknowledging that I am struggling in my faith. My intellect is convicted of God’s existence and the truth of the Church, but my heart resists God’s kingship. How do I bring my heart where my head is? I can’t seem to reconcile reason and faith. I’ve read the apologetics, I don’t need another written explanation of God’s infinite love. I need to encounter it. God’s love is an encounter – a relationship. As in every relationship, we need to invest time, and be vulnerable with the other, in order for it to grow…

  • faith

    GIVE YOUR DREAMS TO GOD

    Here comes the dreamer! -Genesis 37:19 Ah, the story of Joseph. In reading it this morning, I am struck by the reality that I am Joseph<s evil brothers in my own life. I laugh and brush off my dreams. Has God placed something upon your heart, but you are too scared to dream about it, and hope in it? I want to be a woman of faith. I don’t want to hide my dream from my Father. Let us be like Joseph, and turn to our Father, sharing our dream with Him. If our dream is of His will, He will have it grow and bear fruit. It may not…

  • 613 Ottawa City,  beauty

    LETTING GO OF FEAR AS A WRITER

    When I first started blogging I had yet to discover that I would feel a need to share a lot of words online. The blog started as a place for me to curate my inspiration; pictures I thought were beautiful. My blog has taken a very different direction in the last couple of years, and I’m ok with that. I’ve discovered that my words can be a means to hand my story, hand my life to Christ, and that my words can weigh into someone’s day, sinking them into the reality of God’s love. Don’t be afraid to use your words. Don’t be afraid to witness the miracles He is…