People We Miss

The Farr & Fraser Families

Midway through my teens my parents parted ways and I was left wanting a strong sense of family.
I spent some time with my high school friend, Zak’s family, which was a good bandaid for the time being but when he left for University that desire grew and I was left wanting.
I made friends with a guy named Ian in grade 11. He was into computers and technology and we shared a common interest in car audio. I honestly did not think this would be a lasting relationship since the difference between us were kind of big.
He was an ambitious intellectual and I was an ambitious long haired skid who loved movies.
I remember meeting Ian’s parents for the first time one afternoon. I’m sure they were a little concerned about the boy their son had befriended. I was rough around the edges and potty mouthed.
It seemed like many of my friends parents would not want me around unless they were there in fear of me stealing something. I would not blame Ian’s parents for having the same concern.

People We Miss

Blackman Family

John is the pastor at our home church, Renaissance Baptist Church in Brooklin. He’s married to the lovely Janine and together they have three beautiful daughters, Jordan, Justine and Jessie. The way their family takes on the challenge of leading our church is admirable.

Luke's Thoughts

What the clearing clouds reveal.

It’s been a while since I gave an update on my state of being. My last entry had me on the fringe of change. I wasn’t sure who I was and embracing this new role was proving very difficult for me. I wouldn’t suggest that me not writing for a while meant all those feelings have gone away, but I’ve been certainly better able to deal with them, thank you God.

I’ve been focusing more on prayer and less on my circumstances. It has helped and I know I’m just scratching the surface. I have a tremendously long way to go to understand and harness the full power of a prayerful life.
Prayer for me was very superficial, calculated and void of any real emotions. I could say the words but my heart wasn’t in it. I always prayed as if someone other than God was listening. It wrecked the experience for me. It was like I was talking to a distant God with an audience instead of a friend right next me with no one else around.

People We Miss

Bob and Kathy (BobKat)

We were Bob and Kathy’s neighbours for about two weeks, the last two before we left Brooklin.

Isla, Jenson and Lincoln made new friends in their grandchildren, Riley, Emma, McKenzie and PJ. They hunted grasshoppers together, rode bikes together and climbed the walnut tree together. 

Isla and Jenson learned how to ride their bikes without training wheels on the hill behind their pool room. Lincoln learned how to balance himself and peddle with some confidence too. 

General Posts

Heading due south.

Last time we did a general update was when we crossed over to Newfoundland, deciding to forgo the northern route through Labrador to save time. The weather was getting colder and we could not chance being stuck in minus temperatures.

We spent 2 weeks in Newfoundland, crossing it to the north, then east, then back to the west,

It was cold but beautiful. This was our third time back to “The Rock” and I just couldnt get enough. Last time I, Luke, did it on my own by motorcycle in a bit of a rush. This time I could explore it in more detail with the family.