Wednesday, October 26, 2011

blessings and an anniversary ...

a week ago, as i watched the sunrise - i heard the sound of a float plane revving up to leave ... i ran for my camera, opened the drapes wide and zoomed in for a shot with my little camera ...

i was able to capture the float plane preparing for take off ...
i thanked the Lord for the opportunity of 'being ready' to snap pics of this normal, almost every day, activity on the river ...
it was a successful take-off ... and a smile maker for me ...

and i'm glad i have a blog to share these photos on ... i've been blogging for 7 years now (today in fact!)  ... this little space has served many purposes over that time ...i've made friends ... met others who deal with chronic pain ... entered into prayer for the family of God, and been humbled when i've been the recipient of prayer ... it's been a blessing in these and countless other ways ...

thank you for being part of it!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

in the poster making mode

it seems that everything i read ... and the pictures i have in my albums ... are coming together in a fun and hopefully blessed way these days ... :o)

just sharing with ya - once again!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

p.s.  felisol asked if i took this photo ... yup, i did ... *smile* ... during my walk this week ... it was a peaceful, restful scene ...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

pics of the past week ...

this was yesterdays' sunrise ... i always marvel at God's handiwork - His mercies are indeed new every morning ... if you look closer at the picture, you might notice the canada geese in the water ... they have been practising for their long trip south ... it has indeed gotten cooler - fall has arrived and snowbirds are flocking south ... my heart always says "take me, take me ... " ... winter is my least favourite month of the four ...

i made a new friend on thanksgiving ... this is my cousin's latest family member ... a cross between a brindle boxer and a lab ... she is only 7 weeks old, and mostly slept the day away while we all ohh'd and awwww'd over her!

more evidence of the arrival of fall ... our town beach, which had been full of kids and moms all summer, now stands empty ... it always looks so lonesome at this time of year ...

blessings on your sunday!

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21 And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
22 He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.
Daniel 2:21-22 (NKJV)

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude produces more positive emotional energy
than any other attitude in life.
~ Hans Sely, father of stress studies.

Count your blessings, by Johnson Oatman Jr., pub. 1897

  1. When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
    When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
    Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
    And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

    • Refrain:
      Count your blessings, name them one by one,
      Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
      Count your blessings, name them one by one,
      *Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.
      [*And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.]
  2. Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
    Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
    Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
    And you will keep singing as the days go by.
  3. When you look at others with their lands and gold,
    Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
    Count your many blessings—wealth can never buy
    Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.
  4. So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
    Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
    Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
    Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 -  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

we listened to People's Church in Toronto ... Pastor Charles Price had a terrific message on being thankful ... ... blessings on you all!