Knackered

#Christianity, #Health, #Nature, #Photography, Encouragement

Knackered

There are many reasons why one may feel knackered, it could be from health reason, or it may be from over exertion, or it could be from the lack of proper nutrition.

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The Lord will sustain and strengthen him on his sickbed; In his illness, You will restore him to health. Psalm 41 : 3

Blanket Wisdom

#Christianity, #Wisdom, Encouragement

Blanket

Many years ago when I was quite ill, the one thing I could do, and would do, was to crochet. I would learn many valuable lessons along the way as I crocheted.

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Blanket made with love

At first, I found it very difficult to finish a project, because I wanted the finished project to be perfect. I would pull out the project to start over, becoming more and more frustrated along the way.

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Dress donated to fundraiser & my top

Looking back now, I also know that God was leading even then, but at the time, I thought they were just random thoughts coming to my mind like:

“Don’t let your mistakes hold you back, keep going forward.”

“Keep striving for perfection.”

It was only when I read in one of the craft magazines that every mistake could be a design, that I felt a bit free to continue.

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Evening Purses

Anxious moments came when the projects were finished, and someone wanted to purchase an item. They seem to see only the beauty, while the mistakes still loomed large before me.

So, I guess you could say my blanket wisdom all started with my passion for crochet.

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My Craft Show Projects

Isaiah 30 : 21 …Your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This the way; walk in it.”

Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

#Animals, #British Columbia, #Nature, #Photo Challenge, #Photography, #Whale Watching, #Whales

Wanderlust

A few years ago I visited Victoria to attend a wedding which was held in the Empress Hotel.IMG_5123 Empress copy

It didn’t take me long to discover the beauty of the place.

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On the grounds of the Empress Hotel

We visited the Esquimalt  Lagoon, went whale watching and we would also visit the famous Butchart Gardens.IMG_9124 Butchart Gardens copy.jpg

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We would leave Victoria to spend a little time in Vancouver. While there we visited, Whistler Village and Grouse Mountain.

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I enjoyed seeing these creatures at Grouse Mountain, even though it was in a controlled situation.

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I had an absolutely wonderful time visiting the West Coast of Canada. There was so much to see and to do, but most of all, I enjoyed being able to look out and see the mountains each and every day.

 

 

Well Rooted

#Christianity, #Nature, #Photography, Inspiration

Roots

It’s a good thing to be well rooted whether referring to families or to plants. My family roots come out of the sunny island of Barbados.

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Barbados Sunset

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Barbados Sunset

On my last visit, I became fascinated with the beauty of the trees, also with the roots that seemed to force themselves above ground as they continued to grow.

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We also need to be well rooted in Jesus, as He is the one who sustains our life.

If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. Romans 11 : 18

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Undeterred By The Gray

#Animals, #Birding, #Gardens, #Nature, #Photography

Gray

Today the Daily Post Word was Gray, and it just happened to be a very gray, wet and rainy  day out. In the afternoon the rain subsided and we were able to venture away from the skyscrapers, to see the blooming trees.

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Nothing was going to stop us on this day, and even though the skies remained gray, the blooms remained bright.

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Cherry Blossoms

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The water also reflected the gray in the sky.

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Wood Duck


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Male & Female Wood Ducks

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The Magnolia is also just about ready to bloom.

These Photos were taken in High Park Toronto