"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Thursday, 28 March 2019


The moment arrived. It was time to go and get the 15' U-Haul truck I was going to drive across Canada. The actual length of the truck is 25' feet. It was also the smallest truck available. We took a taxi into town. The man at the rental shop patiently explained to me things like how to pull the ramp out of the back of the truck. I jotted down a few notes on my phone like how much air should be in the tires. I payed the bill and he handed me the keys. I buckled my daughter and myself in and we prayed. I needed those prayers as badly as I needed air to breathe. I have never driven a truck like this before. I wonder how I will get this truck on the barge and up the sandy back lane to my cabin and how am I going to drive over 6 thousand kms? That's when I remember I have help from above. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13. It's NOT about me. It's about God and HIS strength. The way forward is to trust and drive the truck. One km at a time.

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Friday, 15 March 2019

Always Indigo

Does indigo remind me of the ocean surrounding this island where I have chosen to live for most of 20 years or is it the mountains and sky? In ten days I sold my cabin. It took three years for an island realtor to sell a similar property. I knew God wanted me somewhere else. Now I am moving to an island across Canada on the east coast. Prince Edward Island will be our new home. As I reflect on the last seven years spent raising my precious daughter on this beautiful island I am thankful to God for his constant care. He has never let me down. While waiting for the lawyer's to do the paperwork on my cabin I made a much needed trip to town. After finishing errands while climbing up the steep hill out of town I noticed I was redlining the truck but there was nowhere to pull over. Soon steam was coming out from under the hood. At the gas station at the top of the hill I pulled over. I soon realized I had blown or cracked the head gasket. I didn't know what to do neither did I have much time. We needed to catch the last water taxi home so I prayed. I have learned it is the best option. I remembered God's faithfulness in all the problems since my partner left me pregnant and alone and I got back into the steaming truck and drove it all the way back - a 40 minute drive and we caught the last water taxi home. I told the mechanic who bought my broken truck the story and he was surprised the vehicle had made it so far.  God's power is beyond our finite minds. Scripture says, "The Lord....sustains the fatherless." Psalm 146:9 and that has been my experience. God does exist and He does care and he is more selfless than myself or anybody I have ever known.  I've given this second, handwoven indigo blanket - which measures 52" wide by 6'5" long to my daughter and she loves it. There is a satisfaction in working with my hands and creating useful things that are made to last. I know I am insignificant in the universe and I am awed the Creator pays attention to me. I long to know this God more. 
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Friday, 1 March 2019

Weaving pink

God sent me a very special angel - a dog I named Angel. I wove this blanket from wool I dyed with lichens that I scraped off rocks. I combined the various shades of pinks and purples with natural wool. The blanket measures 52 inches wide and 70 inches long.

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