Welcome, friends.

My name is Madelyn Canada. I’m a preschool teacher, writer, and notoriously unsuccessful cook (who is trying very hard to change that last fact). I occasionally write here about the story God is writing in my life in the hopes it would encourage those who read it.

I like to read old books, drink coffee, wear socks that don’t match, make my friends babies laugh, and take long walks in the summer to watch the sunsets behind our house.

These days I spend most of my time as a preschool teacher trying to become the woman described in Kate Albus’ book, A Place to Hang the Moon: “She read stories — that goes without saying — and she was comfortable to sit upon while she read them. She abided no nonsense unless nonsense was precisely what was required. She was there with a fervent embrace when a fervent embrace was the only thing that could make it better. And she was there with — well, she was there.”

I hope something you read here points you to Jesus and the immeasurable goodness that He is.

Below are several blogs I follow. 


From books to music to solid Scriptural encouragement, Glenna has you covered. Her album Hold Me Fast is one of my favorites. You can find a link to purchase it on her blog.


Tim Challies is a Canadian author, speaker, and blogger. When you follow his blog, you’ll get his daily A la Carte in your inbox. It is a wonderful assortment of daily articles from the web on current events, theological studies, and general news from a Christian worldview.


Abigail is a long distance kindred spirit whom I was acquainted with via Twitter. Since then I’ve always enjoyed her brave outlook on life and constant reminder to have courage and press on. I’m certain you’ll be blessed by her writing as I continually am.


Cassie is another far away friend who writes about books, theology, and Christ. Her blog is thought provoking and delightful, do hop on over and read some of her content. You’ll not be disappointed.


Brianna’s writing is practical and lovely. Whether discussing motherhood, marriage, or ordinary faithfulness to Christ her writing stirs me up to love others well and walk in obedience to God.

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