Friday, August 21, 2015

Seeking Allah Finding Jesus

Great Book! Nabeel Qureshi is very thorough with his writing. Taking into consideration both perspective  of the Islamic faith and Christian faith. Its a good read if your into in depth biographies.  

- Cara

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sunday School: Mustard Seed craft

So for my Sunday school lesson on the "Mustard Seed" I thought it would be fun for the kids to take home a reminder of the story hence little key chains/necklace.

- miniature bottles (Dollerama)
- mini screw eye (Home Depot)
- Mustard Seeds (Bulk Barn)
- Key Chain hooks (Micheals)
- "Faith" charm (Micheals)
- Bristol board 

You can write on cut out pieces. Mathew 13:31-32 and on the other side a little reminder:
"Sometimes all you need is faith as BIG as a mustard seed and God will do the rest"  

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Books, books and more books!!!!

So our blog has sort of gone off in a not so swell start. School, jobs and what-nots have the better of us all. But I'll just share a few books I have been reading. I really love books that are based on some historical fact. Historical fiction you could say. But there are the odd few that aren't like that. 

So the first one "painted girls" is based on Degas's famous statue of the fourteen year old ballet girl. It has its slow parts but it was an interesting take on what little information was provided of the original model who posed for Degas. Also may have some uncomfortable pages (just skim through them)

Second book "Virgin Cure" is once again a period based novel. Its a bit graphic in details as well and has some violence. But it does have you routing for the characters! 

"Paris Letters" is the book I'm currently on. Its based on a woman's blog. Her goal initially to save enough money to quit her job and travel Europe. Basically I like this book cause I want to do this one day. Also I love the idea of painted letters, capturing scenic landscapes, travelling the world. Some how Janice MacLeod manages to do just that. 

Hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did. If you have any books you'd like to share please don't hesitate do drop a comment to let us know. We could add it to our pile of "to read" books. :)

Until next time! 
- Victoria 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day - afternoon tea & dinner

So Happy Mother's day to all the special women in your lives. This is how we celebrated those close to our hearts. We had decorations, afternoon tea with some cookies/ biscuits whichever suits your fancy, and a lovely dinner to follow. I managed to create some felted pins for each mother as a little token of thanks. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Scary Close - Donald Miller

Yay! First entry. So lately I've been reading this book on and off but thats cause I have a ton of "to read" pile than I have "completed" pile. Scary Close by Donald Miller is a deeper look on how sometime we as humans put on a mask when we present ourselves to the world. Its a good read! When I first read the reviews for the book there were hit a misses for it, for myself I found connections to my life through his stories. I found some powerful insights on understanding more about the relationships that I form throughout my life between friends. 

- Victoria