Tag Archives: Beyond the 4 Walls

I like my blog!

15 Jan

So, the web designer man whipped this new look blog up for me in about twenty minutes this afternoon! I like it! Time to get started again!

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I don’t like my blog!

14 Jan

I don’t like my blog layout. I’m going to see my web designer and ask if he can revamp it for me. Then I’ll try to start posting something again. I’ve got a lot on my mind. I’ve been on a huge journey these past couple of years.

Haiti

17 Jan

Watching the news these past few days has really broken my heart. I feel so heavily for Haiti. Why do disasters like these generally happen to countries that have already experienced so much poverty, hardship and devastation? What has particularly gotten to me is the passing of an 11 year girl who rescue workers fought so tiresomely to free from the rubble. Perhaps you’ve read her story?

I feel helpless from my home and really want to be able to help. Sometimes donating money just doesn’t seem like enough. I really urge you to donate money if you can. If you donate to the Red Cross or Unicef in Canada then the government will match your donation. There are many other organizations excepting donations too. Many of whom already have people on the ground in Haiti, such as Compassion. CBC has a special page set up with donation information and organizations contacts etc, as does CNN in the US.

Another thing to do is to urge the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cancel all of Haiti’s debt. Jubilee can point you in the right direction of how to do this. This will help the country so much once it begins to rebuild itself.

Like the Asian tsunami in 2004, this will be a long-term situation. The Haitians, who needed outside support prior to this disaster, will be needing it even more in the future. Maybe at some point you will be able to go to Haiti and help in the long-term rebuilding effort? I know I’d like to.

Let’s get reacquainted ……

16 Jan

Well, I’ve pretty much had a six month blogging break and I’ve actually really appreciated it. I’ve needed the time. I was struggling with where my blog was going, the associations that went along with it. I’ve enjoyed not being part of any debate etc. I’ve had time to reflect and be.

I’ve changed the layout of the blog and a new banner is coming shortly.

Let tell you a bit about myself again! I’m married to Jonathan and we have two children who are 10 and 8 years old. Up until six months ago I was a pastors wife, now I’m a graphic and web designers wife! Life has changed somewhat for us in the past six months. We spent several years waiting for Canadian permanent residency, towards the end it was a fight to get it. We were utterly worn out by the process. I can tell you that it was worth it now. It feels very sweet to be living in this fair land once more (we lived in Vancouver on a temporary visa in 2000-2001). We live in the beautiful Kennebecasis Valley in New Brunswick.

I homeschool the kids which some days goes very well and other days not so well! We loosley follow a Charlotte Mason based education, although as the years go on I realize that we are becoming more eclectic. I enjoy nature and at some point would love to live in the country. I particularly would love to do whale and dolphin research once the kids are older. I love photography, cooking, reading  and try a bit of knitting now and then!

I’m passionate about social justice and would love to see the world change. I wish I had a house big enough to take in the world’s orphans, kids with disabilities and people who are shunned and frowned upon. I also wish I had enough money to bring change to a country.

That’s me really, short and sweet!

Stop by and say hi if you’ve read this, it’ll be nice to see some friendly faces around here again 🙂

Missional Tribe

7 Jan

Missional Tribe was launched yesterday. The content looks great and I’m looking forward to good conversations, new friendships etc. I’ve resurrected Beyond the 4 Walls with their wordpress blog hosting. I’m not sure how I’ll use it yet, if I’ll duplicate posts from here or write entirely differently.

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