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Chantal Wiebe  < Jesus > school psychologist + writer > raising boys on Canadian prairies > one of a kind items #hugbabieshelpkids

Reach! 🌱 Ok so it&#39;s all growing but the question is can I keep it that way long enough to actually plant them... 🤔😉 #wiebebuilds #gardenbedfirsttimers

When you spend your time almost exclusively with people that challenge you to grow. ✨🌱😭 #stayawaketolove

&#34;This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.&#34;
-Alan W. Watts

I&#39;m still humming to Beauty and The Beast (such a good date night! 🕺🏼💃🏼🎵) and crossing my fingers that we can actually grow some heirloom plants this summer! #wiebebuilds #gardenbedfirsttimers

&#34;Most men and women in North America today are equally uneasy with poetry and prayer. Insofar as we let the culture depersonalize us - turn us into nonrelational technicians and consumers - we lose our capacity for intimacy in both language (poetry) and before God (prayer). The recovery of either prayer or poetry doesn&#39;t guarantee the recovery of the other, but it certainly encourages it. &#34; - Eugene Peterson

“In the morn of the resurrection, a woman was counted worthy to bear to the disciples the glad tidings of a risen Lord. But in the nineteenth century, she is counted by some brothers unworthy to tell the same tidings to the little children in the Sunday-school.” - Silena Moore Holman (1850-1915) #womenandchurch

If I spent half a week without posting, did it actually happen? Do my days exist if they don&#39;t get attached to pretty pictures and teary insights? Funny enough, these bits of silence and space are teaching me everything from getting enough sleep to putting my phone into airplane mode during the day (😱) for real life living. Let&#39;s be real: multitasking doesn&#39;t work, second hand clothes can change more than your wardrobe, and being faithful with the little things is its own reward. #preachingtomyself

&#34;In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we&#39;ve discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. We&#39;ve learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose.&#34; - Jimmy Carter, 1979 #theminimalists #liveonpurpose

I woke up with one sock on. There was no toilet paper left on the roll. Yesterday, when our boys threw a ball in the house (ahem, not allowed), it knocked over a candle and hot wax flew errwhere. This morning, though, when they tossed it for the dog in the kitchen (also not allowed), she slid into a corner and instead of leaving for church on time, we were bandaging a significant cut on her leg. I could add it to the reasons I&#39;ve been brought to my knees this week, but I no longer worship at the altar of my own suffering. It&#39;s messy and hard and dark at times, but even if it gets worse, still I will trust. #preachingtomyself #lateforchurchbutstillgoing

The little one is tucked in bed with 3 stitches above his eyebrow and I&#39;m just ending my day in the early hours of a new one starting. I haven&#39;t breathed this week, it seems, and my family feels it. But, then this: as the ER doc is finishing up, he tells her that his Uncle Warren was a doctor too. Maybe it was her kind eyes that made him think of it or her quick work. When she makes the connection, she describes that she trained with him 25 years ago. She says she&#39;s sorry he&#39;s gone. She&#39;s a total stranger but she brought him back to us at the exact moment we needed it. God is always carrying us, friends, even in emergency rooms and unforgiving schedules. Though tears still fall, hearts are full here. #stayawaketolove

So....should him wearing an avalanche beacon make me feel better or worse? 🤔 But seriously, why must he be so inclined to motorized-induced adrenaline while I get a good rush from sitting at home reading? 😬 #comehomesoonplease

My greatest fear in stepping into the reconciliation circle has been confirmed and I have caused offence. I have been heartsick about it for days, but I finally found the words to respond, and apologize publicly, and capped the evening by listening to the joyful tears of a friend quite literally experiencing a miracle. Though I have cried my way through more than half the week, my heart is bursting in happiness for her. ❤

May today, International Women’s Day, be the very foundation for mutual respect, dovetailed efforts, and peace that is so critical for tomorrow and all the tomorrows to come. // link in profile // #iwd2017 #internationalwomensday #hugbabieshelpkids

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