Saturday, June 03, 2006

an Island tradition

The lobster supper...


succulent lobster, melted butter, fresh home-made rolls, coleslaw, potato salad and a dizzying assortment of desserts - for the exorbitant :) price of ... $16.00.

Photo credits Aaron Harcourt

Friday, June 02, 2006

The LORD is king

Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns."
The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
He will judge the peoples with equity.
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
let the field exult, and everything in it.
Then shall all the trees of the forest
sing for joy before the LORD!
Ps. 96:10-13a

Photo credits Rinda Dean

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Sweet spring fragrance

It seems as if every Island farm has an old lilac tree planted somewhere in the yard. Most of the year it blends in quietly with the other shrubs, but in May it bursts into beautiful purple, mauve, pink or white blossoms. When I pass by a bush, I can't help but bury my nose in the blooms and inhale the intoxicating sweetness of their fragrance.

"Girl With Lilac"
Sophie Anderson

My mother tucked lilac blossom soap among the sheets and pillow cases in the linen closet - my pillowcase always smelled so fresh!

...In the garden below were lilac trees purple with flowers and their dizzily sweet fragrance drifted up to the window on the morning wind...

Anne of Green Gables Ch. 4

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Halifax bound

Going on the ferry today, over to the mainland.

picture credits Rinda Dean

Sunday, May 28, 2006

The love song of the revival...

Here is love, vast as the ocean...

The Welsh Revival

"Roy Jenkins tells the story of how a hundred thousand people in Wales made a new commitment to Jesus Christ in a single year a century ago.

Just after eleven o'clock on a Wednesday evening a hundred years ago, a solo voice rang out with the hymn "Here is love vast as the ocean". Maybe a thousand people were in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Abertillery at the time, leaning over the galleries, packing every pew and squeezing into every spare corner. They'd been here for more than four hours, in a service of intense emotion.

Meetings like it were taking place across Wales night after night, with fervent prayer and passionate singing - and similar disregard for the clock. They both excited and appalled, left many puzzled and some frightened, but it was reckoned that in little over a year a hundred thousand people had made a new commitment to Jesus Christ.

For a period whole communities changed, as men and women found themselves drawn into a powerful experience of God; and sparks from their awakening were soon to ignite fires in more than a dozen other countries. And the hymn that soloist struck up spontaneously about "love vast as the ocean" was heard so often that it became known as "the love song of the revival."

Alphabet of Praise - Here Is Love

Read more of this article about the Welsh Revival here