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The Canada Day Household Update

Summer is now well underway in Canada. The weather began earlier this year and only now could be the calendar getting up. If Canada has an unofficial beginning to summer it is the Victoria Day weekend (which falls around Might 24) and if it has a more official starting it is Canada Day time (which is the next day, July 1). Educational institutions have just discrete, families are striking the road, beaches are full, campgrounds and cottage country are usually swarming, and so on. The holiday season is here!

Since summer is usually underway, my family will certainly soon be consuming some much-needed time off. You probably won’t notice a whole lot of difference to the blog since I always queue up some content before I vanish, but later this month my family is going to be heading to northern Québec for a week at a little chalet we now have rented there. After that in August we hope to head south to drop Abby back at Boyce College. The borders among Canada and the US remain largely shut and US citizens continue to be not permitted in order to enter Canada, but we were delighted to find out Ryn (Nick’s fiancée) and a friend receive an exemption so they can cross and spend time with us. Eight months after Nick’s demise, this will be Ryn’s initial opportunity to pay her respects at their grave. A few months ago we cleared out Nick’s room, replaced every thing in it, and began to call it “Ryn’s space. ” We are a lot looking forward to having the girl take her place in it for a couple of weeks.

You have probably heard in the news that Ontario is acquiring as cautious an approach to re-opening as almost any jurisdiction in the world. Within the city of Toronto, for instance , barbers and comparable personal services are already shut since Nov! But we now seem to be opening more and more segments of the economy at a pace that, while very slow, reaches least steadily continuing to move forward. Churches are currently limited to 25% capacity indoors, but face simply no limits outdoors, therefore most have begun gathering outside. Ontario is far more secular than Christian plus churches tend not to make a huge impact on their own communities, so for that reason it has been a joy to think about that all around the province Christians are outside and very publicly performing, preaching, baptizing, plus generally doing what Christians do. I am excited to see how god, in his providence, uses this strange scenario. Of course I’m furthermore excited to return to solutions that feature air flow conditioning…

It has been a very long time since I have traveled beyond North America—something that prior to COVID I typically did several times annually. To this point I haven’t really missed this, but now that the planet is opening up a good bit, and now that Europe is beginning to slow up the measures that apply to returning travelers, I’m finding me personally gazing somewhat wistfully at planes once i see them passing overhead. The take a trip situation out there continues to be quite muddled along with countries constantly loosening and tightening restrictions, but I am hopeful that by the fall I may be able to proceed a conference or even visit a missionary. I have got a whole lot of accumulated travel miles that are just begging to be used!

But until then I continue to keep focus on the blog and on a future book project that is coming with each other quite nicely. I am exploring a whole brand new style of writing for your book and experiencing it a lot. I actually expect it will be completed around the end of the year and for selling in the summer or drop of 2022. Just before then my next book, Knowing and Enjoying God will release because the first in a series I’m calling “Words from the Wise. ” It should hit racks this September. You are able to preorder it at this point, if you like.

We are often asked, “How are you. ” And i believe I am doing okay. I think we are doing okay. There isn’t a day we don’t think about Nick and there is not a day we do not miss him seriously. I doubt generally there ever will be. But , even while we are not anywhere close to getting over it, we are carrying out our best to get on with this, so to speak—to get on with living our lives. We have been doing our best to carry this burden well, to steward this faithfully, and to live lives that are committed to doing good in order to others while getting glory to Our god. We continue to observe evidences of his grace in our lives and to rejoice each and every one of them. He has been so good and so type to us. All of us love him as part of your.