About Lani

With six kids, a farm, a ministry and dreams poking out in every direction I need plenty of grace to keep all the balls in the air. The sweet thing is that when I drop them, that crazy grace of God is there telling me I'm still okay...and you are, too...welcome to this place of grace.

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That book goal…{February review}

February wasn’t quite as impressive and I didn’t make nearly as much progress as I had hoped too. I blame it on the fact that February has fewer days than any other month…and maybe that the audio book I chose is 39 freaking hours long – what was I thinking!?? (still not finished that baby) […]

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Why I quit make-up for Lent…

I’m not actually a huge make-up wearer. In fact my kids commented on that fact when I said I was giving up make-up for Lent. They noticed this particular feature of their mom, I was touched that they noticed. However, I know what’s in my heart. I know why I use make-up when I do. […]

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A Community of Dreamers …posting at God-Sized Dreams today

There we were, sitting around the table at the farm eating lunch. My husband was away hanging out with the prayer community at Breakforth (it’s a huge equipping event in Canada). The kids and I had decided it would be fun to head to the farm for the weekend and chill. My son brought his […]

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The Book Goal – a whole lot of {Reviews}

GOAL: Read 100 books in 2017 I didn’t think that this was that ambitious until my son pointed out that I need to read a book every 3.5 days! He’s a bit of a math whiz!Panic set in – so many books, so little time. So I sat down to write out how many I […]

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Discouraged/Encouraged…A conversation with myself

  I sit and have a conversation with myself. Trying to talk myself into a better state of mind. This mind that has struggled to be sound and joyful for the last five years and so often failing to muster up good thoughts. When things get overwhelming or the fatigue threatens to drown me I […]

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Recalibrate

To calibrate something means that you adjust it to meet a standard. Therefore, recalibrate means to bring something back to the standard; to re-adjust. My daughter has to do this constantly with her violin. It isn’t a very good one so it goes out of tune easily. Went she’s all calibrated the music is sweet […]

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CONTINUE…the ‘one word’ for 2017

It was a dark and stormy night up in the mountains. The new year was almost upon me and I still hadn’t found my ‘one word’ for the year. There had been a few auditions but nothing was really cutting it. The next day I decided I’d start working on my new planner while the […]

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A Piece of the Puzzle

It was a three-puzzle Christmas. One didn’t get completed. We’ll have to break it out when we get home. Puzzles have been a theme in my world since the middle of November. It started at the Belong Summit. Puzzle pieces were the theme of the decorations, reminding the participants that we each have a part […]

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Of Worms and Cats and Healing

The cat and the bag.  The worms and the can. They aren’t supposed to get out but I seem to have a way of poking the cans and the bags and then there is stuff to deal with. These cats and worms actually need to get out!! Not so long ago I was talking to […]

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A ten day whirlwind…

A lot has taken place in the last ten days or so. I feel like I’ve been in a whirlwind. The world has shifted for me in some not so little ways… I attended a conference, a retreat, several meetings and work. I have slept in 4 different beds. I travelled out of the province, north of […]

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