Friday, February 28, 2020

Favourite Things - February Roundup!

Welcome to my new blog feature:

Favourite Things!

Gerald and I are blessed to travel each year to every province in Canada. 
Even though our tours involve lots of work, we always try to take time to explore the sights, sounds, and, perhaps most importantly, tastes of the places we visit!

Because of that we get lots of requests for referrals:

What's your favourite cafe in Fredericton?

Where should I stay in Old Quebec?

Where's the best noodle house in Kamloops?

And, of course, we also get regular requests for help with songwriting, guitar, 
and worship resources from all kinds of musicians.

So, at the end of each month, I'll be sharing my Favourite Things I discovered in the last few weeks!

These lists will be ranging and eclectic. The only theme is "I like this!" or "I found this useful!"
And, hopefully, you'll find something useful or fun on the list, too! 

Click on the names to find links to each resource. 
Stay tuned at the end of each month for the new list.

And in full disclosure: I'm not receiving any compensation for sharing these links.
I just truly love this stuff! 

And now, here's the first edition of 
Favourite Things - February Roundup!

#1. Modern Mrs. Darcy - It's only fair to give Anne Bogel the honour of being my first Favourite Thing, since her "Links I Love" blogposts inspired this new feature! I reviewed Anne's book - "I'd Rather Be Reading" - last year and, since then, I've become a huge fan of her blog. She write about all things reading, including themed booklists to help you find the perfect tome for each season!

#2. Come From Away - We cried, laughed and cried again. My theatre heart swooned and my Newfoundland soul felt 10-feet tall. Run to see this show!

#3. Michael Hyatt "Lead To Win" Podcast - my favourite podcast for productivity that supports a healthy balance of work, home, and spirituality.

#4. Lavender Pillow Spray - we never leave home without it! Made right here in beautiful Niagara...

#5. Worship Vocalist - our go-to vocal training site! Great for all levels of singers.

These are my Favourite Things for February!

Have you tried any of these?
What new things have you fallen in love with this month?

Please share in the comments below...

Friday, February 07, 2020

3 Acts of Love - Join Our Valentine's Day Challenge!

February is definitely the Month of Love in our family!

Our wedding anniversary, Valentine's Day, and our sweet puppy 
Sebastian's birthday all land in the same week!

That said, like many of you, we're feeling a lack of love in our world these days. 
It seems like we're all more divided than ever, and that those with the ugliest opinions 
often hold the loudest microphones.

BUT, we all have the power to choose what we put into this world.

We have the power to choose LOVE!

In the spirit of this truth:

We're inviting everyone
to take part in our 
3 Acts Of Love
Valentine's Day Challenge!

This week, we encourage you to share a simple & selfless act of love with three people:

#1. A family member
#2. A neighbour 
(in your office/school,
or on your street!)
#3. A stranger

We encourage you to be creative! 

Perhaps you'll choose a Valentine's tradition, such as giving out heart-shaped chocolates 
(who doesn't love getting chocolates??) 
Or maybe you'll perform a much-needed act of service for someone? 
Or pay for someone's coffee?
Or send someone a word of encouragement?
Or ... or ....
the possibilities are endless! 

Bonus points if your Act of Love is anonymous! 

All we really ask is that your 3 Acts of Love are simple and tangible.
If we all join in, imagine the power of hundreds of Acts Of Love 
moving through our families and communities this week...

We can't all change the World, but we can all change our Corner of the World!

So please join us this week for the 
3 Acts of Love
Valentine's Day Challenge!

We'd love for you to share your experiences with us on:


Let's fill our world with countless acts of love this Valentine's Week!