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My name is Brittany. I'm an American gal married to a Canadian guy now residing West of Ottawa, Ontario. I'm intensely in love with this husband of mine and I'm all about navigating through each season with Jesus from the most mundane moments to the most breathtaking. I've been an avid journaler for ten years so I'm eager to scribble some of my thoughts here. Thoughts about what, you may ask? Just "bits and pieces" from the mind of a twenty something journeying through this beautiful, chaotic, fascinating, messy endeavour called life. Thanks for reading!

My Journey through the Gospels: PART 1 – “What is it to you?”

There was this guy named Peter. He was one of Jesus’ closest friends. This guy Peter was rarely at a loss for words, it seems. I think he was definitely an extrovert in his day and it’s apparent he often spoke before thinking it through. Through these four books, the Gospels, you get to see him be encouraged and corrected… Read more →

My Journey through the Gospels

Matthew. Mark. Luke. John. Some people already know what these four books are. They’re what we call the Gospels – the first four books in the New Testament. They’re all about the life and ministry of Jesus and honestly, I don’t know how many times I’ve read them. Anytime I open up to them, I get this “been there, done that”… Read more →

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Dear Baby…

Since we found out, I’ve been thinking a lot about you. I didn’t have an over-the-top emotional moment with your Dad the evening of the positive test. No tears were shed. No screaming or jumping around. Don’t get me wrong, you were very much wanted but, frankly, I didn’t believe it. There’s really a teeny, tiny little person in me? No way. What… Read more →

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Hitting Pause

I took some time to pause this morning. It’s been a busy few weeks. Two Saturdays in a row of traveling for us. Two Saturdays in a row of funerals for precious people -one from my family and one from Ry’s.  It’s interesting that, although these two men were intelligent and successful, the attributes that struck me to the core while we celebrated their… Read more →

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Convinced

Oh, this guy. This guy is one of the best decisions I’ve made in my 27 years of life and tomorrow it’ll be 2 years since I said yes to forever living my life with him. I thought I loved him that day I said “I do” but I didn’t compared to how much I do now. So much love it hurts, sometimes.… Read more →

On catching our breath

Have you ever been kicked in the gut? OK, maybe not actually kicked in the gut but have you ever had something hit you so hard or you fell far enough that you got the “wind knocked out of you”?  You know that feeling? What’s even worse, sometimes, is when things happen in life that don’t actually knock the wind out of you… Read more →

Tucked Away

I’m not sure why, but it happens every time I move. Throughout my five years of college, I moved multiple times as most college students do. Started off living at home, moved in with some more family, rented an apartment with a friend, rented a house with another friend, moved back home for a bit, rented from my sister and… Read more →

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One Hit Wonder? No thanks.

A few weeks ago, I heard my pastor ask a question. I’ve wanted to write about it ever since as it’s something I like to read, talk, and journal about. The question was:   Do you want to be a “One Hit Wonder” or a person of longevity and endurance in your walk with Jesus? One Hit Wonder A One… Read more →

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Half Way and Challenged

Monday is June first. Only 5 short months ago did we shout “Happy New Year!” with plans to live 2015 well. Now, we’re almost half way into this year that still feels new to me.   Do you like how you lived your first half? How do you want to end the second?   In the quiet, secret place of just me and the… Read more →

Food.

If you could see my library of un-finished blog posts you’d see about eleven “drafts.”  I start a thought and can’t seem to finish any of them.  Is that what they call “writer’s block”? In a sincere effort to help me, my husband has said the past few weeks as he’s leaving for work, “So you going to write today?”  Ha.  He’s… Read more →