Posts by Pat and Debbie Canfield

Persistent Pleas

Have you ever been in the middle of doing your “thing” when someone comes along looking for your assistance with their “thing”? Not only asking for assistance, but asking for assistance right now and not letting it go? Perhaps it has occurred with a neighbor or co-worker? If you’re a parent, you have no doubt lived this experience repeatedly, as though stuck in the movie Groundhog Day. The story is usually the same and their persistent pleading eventually moves you…

Snow Day Opportunity

Anyone who knows us knows that we are planners. Calendars, details, organization, routines… that’s us! It’s also fair to say that it’s unsettling to us when our routines, especially at work, are interrupted because it results in a need to reschedule meetings and make up for lost instructional time. This winter has caused numerous disruptions to our routines, causing us frustration. However, a recent snow day interruption gave us pause and helped us to see God at work according to…

The Parking Lot Neighbor

Perhaps you can relate to this scenario: It’s a bitter cold winter evening during the holiday season and you have many errands to run. After battling heavy traffic you venture into the busy parking lot of a large shopping plaza – praying for a spot so you can get in and out of the store quickly. As expected, the lot is packed and people are scurrying to escape the slushy snow and blustery wind. We were those people! After making…