Waterfront sights…

A short walk from home brings us to a place of beauty, nature and joy – the waterfront!!! A typical summer evening at the waterfront would vary depending on the day of the week and the weather. The scene dramatically changes from a quiet humdrum weekday to a vibrant, bustling-with-excitement, colourful weekend with families, adults, kids walking about and enjoying their time at the lake, some with food, fishing rods or a Tim’s coffee in their hands. The local Cafe band sings and plays music to the demands of the patrons. The eatery spills out onto the side walk and people stop by to take in the music. A group of bikers hang out together and barrel in and out of the main street with loud rut-tut exhaust sounds. The lake is dotted with jet skis, boats and paddle boaters. The pier is filled with people, some fish, some watch their children play in the water, young couples walk by hand in hand, some walk by in a determined finish-my-exercise kinda walk, older people sit on the benches and enjoy the sunshine and weather. A walk to the lake and back can overwhelm your memory with enough images, aromas and sounds to last a lifetime. Try walking…it always does a world of good to the body, soul and mind.

The world right now…

With the recent news and spate of events, I have begun to wonder when will we have some normalcy to our lives. Has mankind lost its favour in God’s eyes? I often think about this when I lie awake some nights wondering if there will ever be an end to this madness. For those of us who have parents, families, spouses, children and loved ones in other parts of the world, that we can’t travel to see, can’t hug or visit with – I know the feeling can bring on sadness, helplessness and sometimes distraught. But the comforting thought is that our loving Father is beside all of us every step of the way. He has us in the palm of his hands. He knows our every thought and will be there with us all until the end. I said a prayer for all of you today.


Black-eyed Susan

Isaiah 49:25 - I Will Not Forget You I Have Carved You on The Palms of My Hands.

Rose of Sharon

Canadian Sunsets…

The CN Tower

There is nothing more mesmerizing and spectacular than a Canadian sunset with its array of colours that range from cool blues to soothing yellows to warm golden to bright fiery orange hues, transforming the skies into a canvas that will forever remain imprinted in your memories. The after glow is by far my favourite part of a sunset, casting shadows while the sun slowly slips away. You won’t be disappointed with the magnificent show a Canadian sunset puts on, I promise. It is in these mesmerizing moments you marvel in the creator.







Psalm 19:1 - The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 



The after glow of a sunset

Wild Mushrooms…

While on a trail to Hatchery Falls in scenic Muskoka, I came across the most beautiful mushrooms that took me back to my childhood, fairy tales, elves and toadstools. I am convinced that whoever wrote these tales visited such places. I love the smell of damp earth, the springy feel as you walk on trails formed by years of fallen bark and paths that feel almost cork-like, the mossy expanses on the barks of trees, the sounds of the leaves rustling in the quietness of the woods and the coolness of a break-out-sweat that follows after a long walk. The best environment for growth of these mushrooms are the damp and moist undergrowth. However, don’t be fooled by their beautiful colours, apparently some of them are poisonous.


1 Corinthians 3:16 - Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?






Summer rain…

This summer we had an abundance of rain showers, some days it rained hard and long and while it kept us indoors , the gardens and plants around us seemed to flourish. It is amazing what rain can do to the earth, less rain and we have drought, plenty of rain and we have floods, but just the right amount of rain creates and brings forth an abundance!! Rain revives dormant plants, brings lushness to lawns and aids in releasing the soil micronutrients essential to plant growth. Similar to what the word of God does to our bodies and souls.


Deuteronomy 32:2 - “Let my teaching fall like rain, and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.” 

Chinese Bellflower or Balloon flower

Little Rocket golden ray