Saturday, April 01, 2006


Happy first day of April !

I hope it is as sunny and bright where you are, as it is here in PEI!

I'm off today to hear Henry Blackaby speak on revival - a springtime of the heart.

But before I go, I'm wondering if you can help me solve a mystery....

No it's not a new centerpiece or arrangement for my dining room table....

Those are all the single socks in the "sock bag".

Where have all the others gone??

I don't know...

It has me stumped!

Here are the 5 happy couples that I reunited...

Anyone have any answers? or solutions?

Roger McGough
offers a rhyming solution - "The Missing Sock"

I think he may be on to something :)

If you are feeling totally overwhelmed by this ongoing dilemma, you can ease your frustration by helping Arthur Find His Missing Sock and Toothbrush.

Enjoy :)

Friday, March 31, 2006

As surely as the sun rises...

"Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth."
Hos. 6:3

I have lived for 49 years....
and there has been a sunrise
every morning of my life.
Winter rains and snow arrive without fail
and soft April showers
water the earth
daffodils, tulips and crocuses
every single spring

This promise
for me this morning

I am keeping
my ears tuned
my eyes wide-open

I am praying for a
tender heart
a sensitive spirit

I want to see Him moving today
in me
in others
all around me

I want to hear His whisper
be reminded of His promises

So I will acknowledge Him
Lord of heaven and earth

I will trust Him
My Redeemer and Friend

I will obey Him
My God and King

I will love Him
who loved me first
who loves me without end
who forgives all my sins
who is all compassion
and tenderness

I want to know Him more.

I choose
to press on
to know Him
in whom are hidden
all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge


I will celebrate
I will be full of joy
I will be turning cartwheels in my spirit

because He,
all that belongs to Him,

is mine.

amen and amen



if you are thinking of me today,

because it's my birthday, don't you know :)

think of me


It's a beautiful, sunshiny day
as Pooh would say

I am going on an expotition!

Photo credits - Rinda Dean

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Spring is...

Spring is when
the morning sputters like
so fast you can hardly keep up with them
spring is when
your scrambled eggs
and turn into a million daffodils
trembling in the sunshine

Bobbi Katz

Photo credit Rinda Dean

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Alphabet of Praise - H


Great God of Hope, how green Thy trees,
How calm each several star.
Renew us; make us fresh as these,
Calm as those are.

For what can dim his hope who sees,
Though faintly and afar,
The power that kindles green in trees,
And light in star?

Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael is one of my favourite writers. This little poem, from the book Toward Jerusalem, seems especially meaningful as winter loses its icy grip and we move into the fresh green of spring.

The loss of hope is a crushing burden. But the same God who "kindles green in trees and light in star" will also kindle hope in the hearts of His weary followers.

May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Rom.15:13

Monday, March 27, 2006

Let's Get Real Monday

Grade 11, 1974.

Randi is totally to blame!