Hockey Nation, Velvet Elvis and the beauty of a mac….

My house has somewhat become a hockey nation. I love hockey and I love the play-offs. So we have created the Mashinter Family Hockey pool where others can join if they wish. We get 2 points if we guess the team that wins the certain series and an extra point if we choose the correct number of games they win it in. My mom, who I love dearly, is the one in our family who likes hockey the least. Of course she is smoking the entire family in the hockey pool. It just isn’t right. I really hope that I can make a come-back in round 2 of the series. I chose Buffalo in 5, Ottawa in 6, Vancouver in 6 and Detroit in 6. I love the Sabres, they are my team. However, I also really like the Senators. Many people would say…”how can you like two teams that are such rivals?”….but I still do. Some of my favourite players play for the Senators – Mike Fisher, Dean McAmmond, Mike Comrie, Jason Spezza…..they have a strong team. My brother found a great pic….I thought that I would share it with you. He shares my love for the Sabres but not the Sens!

It’s great to live in a hockey nation!

On another front, I started reading Velvet Elvis… a book by Rob Bell. I love it already. He pastors a church in Grand Rapids, Michigan called Mars Hill, I really enjoy his teaching. I am busy working on my mother’s day video for mother’s day Sunday at church. It is incredible how much time and detail goes into video editing. Seeing the finished product is worth it though. Oh the wonderful things you can do on a MAC! Once you go mac, you’ll never go back!

That’s all for today….except for – GO SABRES GO,


Nachos, Nachos and more Nachos….

This weekend was pretty eventful. On Saturday night we had our College, University and Career (CUC) Movie night Mexican Fiesta. I have to say it was a great night together. We watched The Guardian. I really dislike the ending of that movie. Why on earth does he have to die, sorry for anyone who hasn’t seen it. We had some spicy mexican food….have you ever seen so many nachos! Anyways it was a fun time, I will look forward to our next event.

Last night we had REFUGE at Sherkston. We had a games night and also ate more nachos. The band Truth Epidemic played. As we were singing and jumping I was reminded of how when it all comes down to it the only thing that really matters is Jesus. Do you have a relationship with him, is it thriving and passionate? That is the kind of relationship I want to have with him. Anyways Pitch N’ Praise is coming in May and I can’t wait to hang out with these amazing youth!

So it was a fun weekend. Tonight is scraps and threads with the girls at the church. Last week I attempted to learn how to crochet, I didn’t get very far and I must say the idea of crocheting an entire blanket seems like an impossible goal. Perhaps I will settle for a dishcloth. That’s all for now.
Yours truly,
The Kindred Spirit

I am now a blogger…

In some small way I have always wondered what it would be like to have your very own blog. Perhaps it would add a sense of meaning to your life because you feel the need and desire to write about your day, even if no one reads it or maybe the only satisfaction you get is that you have gotten something off your chest. I enjoy reading other people’s blogs because I often feel like I get a deeper look into their life and sometimes get a glimpse into things I never knew about that person. So I have decided to become a blogger. I like the idea of an online journal: posting pictures, venting, writing the joys and trials of life, sharing my oh-so-deep-thoughts….(sounds picturesque, doesn’t it). So welcome to my blog, a deeper look into my life…lol….I hope you enjoy the ramblings of this kindred spirit!