Live what you say you believe

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer The predicament: Graduation from college required the successful completion of an internship program. My placement was at a mega-church (essentially a small ...

Finding hope under wing

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer I’ve watched them before, the owls on the cam. Technology and a generous family have given me a view of something wondrous–great horned owls nes...

Drive-by hope

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer My husband calls it a drive-by. Morning hasn’t really arrived yet and the cat wants to be fed. Apparently the wiggle of my toes translated to The Rouse...

I don’t know what to say…

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer I’m struggling to find balance. Once upon a time when I was ill and quite isolated,  the most common thing I heard from family and friends was, ̶...

Flirting with rescue

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer We spent an afternoon at the theatre watching A Little Night Music. My husband and I joined our friends as we do a couple of times each summer. I chose the p...

The last leaves, and me

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer My favourite place to read looks out on the street in our neighbourhood. Just beyond the picture window, the tree is filled with chickadees and the occasion...

The gift

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer Last winter, as always, we made the rounds of local craft and artisan shows. My husband and I prefer local treasures to mass-produced ones, and we have found...