April 23, 2017

Sunday's Photograph | Fredericton Tournament


New Brunswick's Summer Games Team is practicing in
local tournaments to get ready for this August!

Photo Source: Ellen TS Photography

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April 18, 2017

Slice of Life | Studying

On Sundays, we go to Mom and Dad's house for dinner after church. Annie will often bring her books and study there for the rest of the day. She did that this past Sunday, but instead of going back to Jones in the evening, she is still there! It's exam week and I love that Annie is camping out with her grandparents while she studies! 


April 13, 2017

Thursday's Quote | Pray Through

Oh, men and women, pray through; pray through; pray through! Do not just begin to pray and pray a little while and throw up your hands and quit; but pray and pray and pray until God bends the heavens and comes down! - R. A. Torrey

April 11, 2017

Slice of Life | Good Advice for Drivers

At a stop sign tonight, I thought (again) about something a friend told me.

When waiting a long time to turn onto a road, her mom would say, "No one's waited all night!"

Those words stuck with me.

So often we feel rushed, especially if there is a car behind us, but we always get on the road eventually.

No one has waited all night.


April 9, 2017

Sunday's Photograph | Summer Games Team

Written by Jim on Facebook -
A year ago, Eliza (#11) began the tryout process to represent the province of New Brunswick at the upcoming Canada Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba this August. After bi-monthly training on top of normal club practices, training trips to Toronto and Montreal and tournaments in Vancouver and throughout New Brunswick as well as 3 rounds of cuts, today she was selected as one of the 12 members of the New Brunswick Canada Games team!

I'm so proud of her! She has worked extremely hard over the past year, going above and beyond her normal practices, which is a lot on its own, adding 3 morning practices a week, before school, to improve her skills even more. Well done Eliza! Your hard work has paid off and you have achieved this goal! I'm proud of you and honored to be your dad! I love you sweetie!
Thank you to her amazing coaches - Monette Boudreau-Carroll, Mike Roy, Lauren Hale-Miller and Natasha LeBlanc - for pushing her this year and guiding her to a higher level and the next step in her journey.

For my American family and friends, the Canada Games are a mini version of the Olympics for Canadian high school athletes. They happen every 4 years and each province selects a team for each event and then they compete against each other in two weeks of competition for Winter and Summer sports. Here's a link if you'd like more info: http://www.2017canadagames.ca/en/content/winnipeg-2017

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April 6, 2017

Thursday's Quote | Two Friends

Max Lucado, On the Anvil

Once, two friends were fighting together in a war. The combat was ferocious, and many lives were being taken. When one of the two young soldiers was injured and could not get back to the trenches, the other went out to get him against his officer's orders. He returned mortally wounded, and his friend, whom he had carried back, was dead.

The officer looked at the dying soldier, shook his head, and said, "It wasn't worth it."

The young boy, overhearing the remark, smiled and said, "But it was worth it, sir, because when I got to him he said, 'Jim, I knew you'd come.' "