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Love Always Wins

In March of 2014 I received an email that contained words that deeply touched my heart.
"Coreena, You are not making cuffs, belts or guitar slings, you are making memories, and family heirlooms. You are making things that will be treasured by the recipients, for life. They will be the things that will be in Grandma and Grandpa's room. The grandkids and great grand kids will go in and play with them...

For the love of... Beaumont.

Before I share my thoughts on last nights forum, I wanted to take a moment to say a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to our outgoing mayor and council. Your job hasn't been easy, and in many situations incredibly thankless. Please know there is no greater gift that the gift of your time. Thank you for your passion, your vision and your strong desire to do what is right for the citizens of Beaumont. We...

2017 - My year as "ChangeMaker"



Well here we are. The first week of 2017 has passed and we are all trying to get our bearings on what this means for us. Some are looking at what that might mean politically, while others are hard at work implementing their plans and promises to see their resolutions through, despite the statistical odds to the contrary, and then there are some simply hoping to correctly write the year in the...

Cool Down Contemplations

We all know that the current state of our Alberta Economy is bleak, and dire, and really freaking scary. The Economic downturn has affected us, our friends and families in very big ways. Every day we hear of another person who lost their job, and another who, after several months of trying is still unable to find work. Our job markets are saturated with unemployed oilfield workers who just really...

2016 - My year of 'Quiet'

Well, 2016 is upon us, and to some this means the start of new things.  I am not much for resolutions, but I do like to sit quietly with my thoughts at this time and reflect on the year that has passed -

I declared 2015 to be my year of 'Grace'. When I first made the declaration, my intention was to offer more grace to others. To love more, to judge less, to have more patience, and to have a wide...