• marriage

    1st 365 Days of Marriage – Part 2

    I am so glad you’ve come to see what Part 2 is all about! If you haven’t yet had the chance to read Part 1, I encourage you to go check it out so you can grasp the background to this post and all the goodness of the entire 10 lessons. Like I mentioned in Part 1, these lessons have all been lived and experienced. Whether you’re married, engaged or patiently waiting, I hope you are able to embrace these lessons and see how they relate to your very own “Ruth” or “Boaz” (Ruth chap 2-4). So let’s not delay, let’s get right to it! 6. Love and Respect This…

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    1st 365 Days of Marriage – Part 1

    If I were to have written this blog post before marrying my husband, I could say with absolute certainty that what I am about to tell you would have been so, so different. At that time, if I had put together a “what to expect” or a “what you will learn” article it may have been “factual” at best…but not true. It would not have been through the eyes of life experience. So, in honor of our first year of marriage, I am so excited to share my personal ten “lessons” learned, along with the growth I’ve experienced through each lesson. It will be split into two parts, and I…

  • faith

    Stay In Your Lane

    Have you ever attended a track meet or watched a track and field event on TV? As a track coach, I’ve both seen and participated in my fair share. You will have noticed the white lines neatly arranged on the track, white lines that create lanes. Each runner has their lane; a clear, demarcated strip of track in which they must stick to and not venture out of. If an Olympic sprinter were to take one step on either side of this line during their race they would then be disqualified. Sadly enough, this actually happened to the Canadian Men’s 4x100M relay team in the London 2012 Olympics. They had…

  • life

    Under Pressure

    So my husband and I purchased a stick shift… that I did not know how to drive. Some people thought I was crazy when they found out I had a car in my drive way but was too afraid to get behind the wheel. There happened to be three peddles instead of two – and that equaled one big issue. But I was determined! I had been blessed with a new job and my husband and I were searching online for a used vehicle for me to commute with, we quickly zeroed in on two, and they both were manual transmissions. Too funny! I remember looking at my husband with…

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    Oh the Places You’ll Go…

    Where has your life taken you? Did you expect to be there? Was it the greatest adventure of all time? These are all questions I have asked myself throughout the years. To date, the most exhilarating life changing decision was to move from Indiana, USA, to where my heart was, in Canada. I know what you may be thinking, it’s still a part of North America, no big deal, but in reality it was so much more than that, it was all by faith. If I really think about it, it reminds of Gods promise to Abram (soon to be Abraham) in Genesis 12:1 “Now the Lord has said to…

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    Hi luvs!

    My name is Tanika and I want to welcome you to my blog! I currently live in the prairie lands of Canada but I am originally from the corn fields of Indiana, USA. It’s kind of funny because I have been sitting on creating a blog for some time now and I finally made it happen (one of my goals achieved-YES!). I cannot wait to tell you all about my life with my amazing husband, my love for health and fitness, share some words I have on my heart, and the God I wholeheartedly serve! I want to thank you for taking this journey with me. I just know there…