Tuesday Tunes: The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”

This is my jam today. Not gonna keep the goodness to myself.

You’re welcome.

Happy Tuesday!




The day has come and gone. I was surprised. Surprised at how fun a wedding can be…yes, even for a control freak like me!


It rained. I didn’t care. I ate food even though no one said I’d remember to eat. I laughed. I cried. I danced. I loved every single minute!


But to be honest, I’m relieved it’s all over! Planning a wedding is insane.

I look forward to attending the wedding of some good friends of ours, tomorrow (on the 3rd anniversary of the big quakes – how cool is that?! ‘Stuff you’ earthquakes). I’m not the bride or the bridesmaid or anything special, just a friend who happened to get to watch two lovely people fall in love, and choose each other, for LIFE.

I know it will be beautiful. I’ll laugh. I’ll cry. I’ll eat, drink, dance the night away AND I won’t have to worry about paying any bills or sending out hundreds of thank you cards afterwards. Phew!


QUOTES: The World Does Not Have Enough

“The world does not have enough because your part isn’t here yet, and if anything matters, everything matters, you matter, your book, your song, your art, your family, your faith, your hunger for justice, your voice, your peace making, your loving, your kindness, your battle to forgive, your hands, your feet, your mind, your life, matters.”

Sarah Bessey

Sarah Bessey is one of my all-time favourite bloggers. Read the whole blog post titled “In Which We Do It Anway” – it’s utterly beautiful.

U2’s Bono interview about Christ

No Apologizing

Okay….so I am always on the lookout for how celebrities describe their faith.  I find it interesting.  9 times out of 10 they end up creating a God that does not exist in the Bible.  Then along comes this excerpt from a book where Bono from U2 is being interviewed about his faith.  Actually the interview is from September 2010…but never the less it is an incredible read.  The following excerpt is from the poached egg and can be found at this link.


Bono: My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ. Christ teaches that God is love. What does that mean? What it means for me: a study of the life of Christ. Love here describes itself as a child born in straw poverty, the most vulnerable situation of all, without honor. I don’t let my religious world get too…

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I Like: Amelie

Last night we watched Amelie (Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain). It’s hard to explain what it’s about, and to be honest it is ridiculously random–in a good way!  It has to be one of my favourite films ever. There’s something intoxicatingly beautiful about the French language and the way the whole film has been crafted.  Oh and Audrey Tatou–she is simply gorgeous and her character in this film is quite adorable!  If you haven’t watched it, put it on the MUST WATCH list.

It’s better to help people than garden gnomes.
– Amelie Poulain