December Favourites 2017

Sweet Treat. I've had a couple intense ice cream cravings already this month-- weird, since it's getting so cold here-- but my absolute favourite ice cream is dairy-free Ben and Jerry's PB and Cookies. I had a movie night last night with some of my besties, and Daniella brought this pint for me. Chunks of…

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FAIR TRADE MATTERS: Bananas and Fruit

Bananas are by far the most consumed fruit in North America. Most of these bananas are grown on large plantation sites, where the workers often live there and are grossly underpaid, primarily in Ecuador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. Under extremely unhealthy working conditions, with no benefits, and making only 1-3% of the profits of these…

Fair Trade Isn’t a Game: COCOA

"Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade organisations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as…

Why Distance Sucks, But God is Good

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Johnny and I have been dating for nearly two years, nine months of which we have done over long distance, with breaks of seeing…

Listen Up: Favourite Songs of Late

Lately, music has really been speaking to my heart in a new way. Firstly, my roommate Maddie and I have been listening to Lecrae and Tori Kelley's new song, "I'll Find You," on repeat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv8IqJm6q7w Another favourite has been Taureen Wells' "Hills and Valleys."  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4rRCjrAyCs A clear, talented, pleasing voice I've been returning to is Katelyn Tarver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF-nZziUCCY A…