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Lyn Chaffart

Lost Cause

Do you ever feel like you are a lost cause?  You know what I mean: You just keep falling into that same pattern of sin over and over again... You know you’re forgiven, but you hate that old you and those old patterns, and you want... Out! You know God is the...

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No Private Beaches

A natural thing when you travel is to compare things with how they are at home. When dealing with foreign currency, for example, we often find ourselves converting it to our own money. Those from the US will likely find themselves converting the metric distances and...

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Growing a Banana

Is a banana a fruit or a vegetable? The answer is simple, right? We all know a banana is a fruit... Or is it? On a recent visit to a banana plantation on the isle of Guadeloupe, I was shocked to learn that a banana is not a fruit at all, and the tall, leafy plant that...

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The Hug

It never ceased to amaze me how a simple kiss could take away the tears from my toddlers’ eyes. How can something so small make such a change? The answer of course is that it showed someone cared, and that was truly all that really mattered in the eyes of my toddlers....

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The Fireplace Remote

Our home of exactly 3 weeks has a gas fireplace insert. It was one of the things that enticed us to put an offer on this particular home, and you can imagine our disappointment when the previous owners didn't leave the remote control for the fireplace. Now you likely...

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The Rest of the Story…

We've all been there. Someone does something that annoys us. Maybe it slows us down and makes us late for work. Maybe it's road rage. Maybe they spray poison on the plants we just purchased and planted. Maybe they jump the line. Maybe they shovel their snow onto the...

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Nervous?

I don't know why certain things make me nervous, but they do. Take, for example, the little dinner party I had planned for our neighbours yesterday. When I awoke yesterday morning, I was literally shaking, even though I had already done all the work in advance! And...

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