The Myth About Peace

In our secular, yet super-spiritualized society, we hear words bantered about that seem to fit our Christian worldview. Sometimes we even adopt what the world offers because we haven’t really understood what it is that God offers. One of those things is peace. In the last few months I’ve noticed people walking away from their commitments, or decisions, or even things they once said God called them to, simply because they “didn’t have peace about it.” But what kind of {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Help! My Husband is Gone all the Time!

On the first few days my husband was gone for business, the kids and I would do some fun things. We ate special meals. We watched fun movies. Sometimes I’d let the kids sleep in Papa’s spot in our bed. Then life returned to normal, and for a week or two everything would go smoothly. After a few weeks though, I’d be tired. The kids would miss their dad more–especially if he called and talked with them. Bedtimes became tear-fests, {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Patience–Not in My DNA

“I could never homeschool! I don’t have the patience for that!” I don’t know how many times women have told me that. Every single time I hear those words I want to scream “What makes you think I have any more patience than you?!” When it comes to patience we often think of that quiet, serene, soft-spoken woman who doesn’t get riled up when the dog pukes on the couch. Who lets the harried shopper go ahead of her in {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Fake Love or Real Love?

Love. Seems like everyone is selling it. Seems like every commercial offers it if you just… Just what? If I act right. If I live right. If I look right. If I do what you want. Or what he wants. Love is available if I pay for it. With money. With keeping my mouth shut. With doing what everyone else wants. With giving up my dreams. What if I don’t want love anymore? I’m tired of all this love that {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Book Review: Creative Slow-Cooker Meals

Do you have a slow-cooker? Do you have two? I love this recipe book by Cheryl Moeller entitled Creative Slow-Cooker Meals: Use Two Slow Cookers for Tasty and Easy Dinners by Harvest House Publishers. Let me tell you… the title is misleading… this cookbook is brimming with FAR more than just dinners! There are breakfast recipes, dessert recipes, beverage recipes and they all are cooked in the slow-cooker! Bread Pudding I’m a work-from-home, homeschooling mom of teenagers. I love having {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Mennonite Fruit Soup: Moos

This year as we go through the Fruit of the Spirit I was thinking… Hmm… what kind of recipes would fit that theme? And the first one that came to mind is one I grew up with. My mom would make Moos out of various kinds of dried fruit, and we’d eat it for supper as a side dish, often with ham. I love Moos! My kids love Moos! Strangers only love it once they’ve tried it because the pronunciation {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Joy-Bringer

Just this morning I told my daughter we should have given her the middle name Joy. Except that it rhymes to closely with our last name and wouldn’t have been a good fit… then I said it together, Joy Coroy, and the laughter that bubbled from her confirmed the truth… she is our joy-bringer! I love listening to her laugh. From the day she was born she could change her attitude on a dime. She’d smile or laugh as soon {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

What Is Advent?

Advent is the time period leading up to an event that usually includes preparation, anticipation, and expectation. So how do we celebrate the Advent of Christmas? Preparation:  Traditionally our culture has celebrated the Advent as a time to prepare for Christmas. However, sometimes the focus can get lost when we do that. Before Jesus was born the Advent would have been looking forward to the coming of Christ. But now we know He has already come as a baby, and {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Pointing Out Pictures in the Clouds

I love clouds. We’ve lived in Toronto, in New York State, in Southern California and in Manitoba. We have traveled through most of the United States, a little in Mexico and I have been to Europe. Compared to all the places I have lived or experienced, Manitoba is by far the winner win it comes to clouds and sky. The skies can be a richer blue than anywhere else and the clouds have so much more depth! A few years {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Turkey Dinner Made Easy

Here in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. As I write this our dinner is done, the pumpkin pie finished off, tummies are full, and it’s nearly time to go to bed with that after-dinner sweet sleep. Many women are nervous about making Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It seems like so much work. It feels like there’s so much to do at one time to get everything ready for the table at once! But it doesn’t have to be so {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.