Merry Christmas and a _______ New Year!

Merry Christmas and a _______ New Year! First and foremost I want to take this moment to wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart! I am grateful for the relationship we have because of Jesus. I imagine you are wondering why I put: “________ New Year!” in the subject line? The reason[…]

Destination Disease or Destination Success

Destination Disease or Destination Success Over the course of several days and over 4,000 miles (7,000+ km), I had arrived at my destination, Punta Gorda, Belize. Finally my journey’s end from Abbotsford, British Columbia! It was relieving and exhilarating! Now, I have to admit that, I did miss a lot of sites and tourist attractions[…]

27 Dresses by Kristen Olynick

Tribute to my 27th Wedding Anniversary Today! I wore my first and only wedding dress 27 years ago today!  What a brilliant day that was!  As I walked down the aisle in my 80′s style ‘Princess Diana’ dress including an extra long train, of course, I watched as my husband to be, Brian, was being[…]

It Is About You!

We have all probably been ‘put in our place’ by some who will state, “It’s not about you, it’s about God.” Seriously!  God thought of us and created us even before He made the world (Ephesians 1:4). Each of us with a unique design, DNA, along with unparalleled compelling desires in us. It really is about you[…]

Our Gift & Our Legacy

Here we are, into the second half of 2013, showcased with the birthdays of Canada and the USA! Each country unique and distinct, while being bordering neighbours covering a huge land mass on our precious planet. I love and celebrate these two countries so much.  In the midst of global volatility and uncertainty, combined with[…]

nO StRAighT LiNEs

Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox.  Proverbs 14:4 Of course ‘straight lines’ are very important in the right context and settings. Yet, for years, there appears to have been an obsession with order, structure, compartmentalizing, etc. As Proverbs 14:4 suggests that everything can be nice, clean[…]

Beautiful Humanity

For some reason just the sight of the word ‘humanity’ had a negative vibe for me. It was not till recently when I began thinking it through in a Biblical way that it all changed. First off, I take complete responsibility for believing what I did and even preaching the wrong gospel … that’s painful and[…]