Thursday, May 03, 2007

salt mines in the park







I thought i'd post a few scenes from my "work" place ... taken today ... even though i don't have my desk on the beach - it is wonderful to be able to enjoy scenery like this ... as you can see - the trees are yet to bud - even without the vibrant greenery, the area is still beautiful ... to view the pics closer, just click on them and they will open up ...

the winds of change continue to blow gently and persistently in our little world ...

what now, you ask ... well - i will be calling it a day re working at the salt mines in the park ... i plan on handing in my notice next week ... i will work this month and then spend the summer here at condo central with my sweetie ...

i don't know why this is the time ... i just know it is ...

i wonder what lies just around the corner? i wonder?


We Christians must simplify our lives or lose untold treasures on earth and in eternity. Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. The need for solitude and quietness was never greater than it is today.


16 comments:

Terry said...

Dear Saija...I think that you are being wise to hand in your resignation and spend the time with your sweetheart.
When Betty and I lost our jobs several weeks ago, at first we were heartbroken, but with the help of a few dear friends...Grampa Yade, Sabine, Susan Walker Girl and YOU, we are doing just fine now and in fact are quite happy about the whole thing!
The other day my mom phoned me just to talk and I was surprised when she called back right away, after hanging up and said to me, "Terry, I just want to tell you that you sound so HAPPY!!"
Hmmm... I didn't realize, Saija that I was so sad, but there you go, eh?
It takes a mother to realize things like that!!


Saija, the winds are always blowing on the prairies.
That is one of the things that I sorely miss about Manitoba!!

God'a blessings on you and Leo....Love Terry

Ab said...

well, even Iv been grappling with that question on wether it is possible to live a proper christian life in th midst of all th diversions....
the heart is willing, but it simply doesnt happen. outward distractions. but even equally the distractions from within. your achievements, your sense of pride, your emotions. anyways. this is the 1st time Iv been to yr blog(was searching for a song 'I just keep trusting' yesterday, and it looks good

Saija said...

terry ... sometimes it is hard to let go ... and of course there is always the $$ aspect of a job ... but money can't take the place of Leo's health, or time spent with him, money doesn't guarantee anything except the material aspect of life ... which will one day pass away ... have you ever seen a u-haul behind a hearse? so blow prairie winds, blow ... i am anxious to see where God's spirit leads ... blessings on YOU, dear terry!

ab ... thank you for the visit ... i stopped by at your blog and you are asking all kinds of good questions ... may you always have a heart for God ...

Elizabeth said...

Blessings on you Saija, as this is a bold move, undoubtedly. But somehow when we must do such things, our real needs are provided for, aren't they? You must feel Leo needs you more now? I hope it will be well with you both!

daisymarie said...

Now that's a big change. I will confess a part of me envies your ability to make that kind of choice.

Saija said...

elizabeth ... the days are extremely long for leo when i am at work - and he has wanted me to quit for a few years now ... this is the time ... tho' i have always worked - so it is an odd thought ? maybe i will fnd a little part-time job here in town, in the winter ... but i hope to have this summer off! wow! first time in a very very long time! :o)

tina ... well it's a scary choice for sure! ... then when my knees get to knocking, the Lord asks "haven't I always taken care of you? haven't I?" ... what can i say but "Yes, Lord" ... and the peace that comes with this decision seems so right ... blessings on ya ...

Anonymous said...

My very best wishes to both you and Leo. Things always seem to work themselves out. Enjoy the summer.
Stay out of the rain this weekend.
Bill

Bill said...

Sorry hit the wrong button and came as anonymous. Best wishes again
Bill

Saija said...

bill ... things do work themselves out, with a whole lot of help from the Lord! blessings on you too!

hebrews 11:1 said...

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you a furture and a hope...And you shall hear a voice behind you saying, 'This is the way, walk ye in it', when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left." -Jeremiah 29:11; Isaiah 30:21
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, and to them who are the called according to His purpose."-Romans 8:28

May God bless you and prosper your way,
Hebrews 11:1

P.S.
What kind of digital camera do you use? I need to upgrade from our Canon A375, and am looking for suggestions.

Saija said...

heb 11:1 ... thank you for those encouraging verses! always great to remind each other of God's promises ... and if God is in it, i don't need to fear - right? right! ... re the camera, it isn't anything fancy - a Canon A530 ... i like it - the one thing i would have liked is a better zoom on it - otherwise it is a good little camera ... blessings on your weekend!

Maiju said...

I really like that thought from Tozer. It's so true. My best year of life was when we lived in USA. I was at home and Juha was studying. We were very poor. To get any money I donated plasma (while I was still nursing - so giving my energy away both ways). But I had time to read the bible and be active in the church. This year I have found my calling for King's kids ministry again and I'm starting to feel very good too. Hopefully I can do less work at school so that I can concentrate on King's Kids more.

Anyway God will provide for you!

Corry said...

I hope you both will have a wonderful long time together to enjoy God's blessings!
You sure have one beautiful view there.

God's Grace.

Debra said...

Hey Saija... Good for you! It takes a brave person to do what they feel God is telling them to do. Go for it and enjoy! Blessings, Debra

Catherine said...

I will miss your beautiful pictures from the salt mines, but I'm glad you have the freedom to make this choice! Enjoy your summer off and your time with Leo!

Saija said...

maiju ... thank you for sharing that ... i know God has provided for me in so many many different & wonderful ways ... sometimes we get too self-reliant, don't you think?

corry ... i love our view too ... and this place was a God-gift in so many ways!

debra ... i will definitely work on the "enjoy" part ... you too ...

catherine ... i will just have to see what other kinds of pics i can take and share!