Tag Archives: summer

Redeeming the time

Has there ever been a person who didn’t look forward to a restful vacation? Perhaps there has been but it wasn’t me, at least not this year! I could hardly wait!

Our trailer continues to age and each year I open it up in spring while holding my breath! Will the roof be leaking? Will the fridge start? Will the propane system be safe?

We are well into summer 2017 and enjoying our getaway spot. Here’s a few photos to make you wish you were with us!

Summer is a wonderful time! Join us at the lake….


What a journey

I’m on a journey. I feel compelled to apologize to the congregation members who suffered through my preaching all these years – this is something I should have done some time ago, and yet it feels like the time is right.

Dr. Rev. David Smith is my guide right now and he’s lecturing 8 hours a day.  My goodness I would be exhausted but he seems to gain energy from our presence and interaction. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Isaiah, Genesis, back to Mark and Luke, over to the Revelation and now to Daniel. It is exciting to be part of this journey.

So far my marks reflect that I’m doing well and seem to be producing papers that are close to the mark. That’s important to me only because that’s the part I don’t like. I’ve audited courses in the past just so I didn’t have to write the papers…but now that I write proposals and presentations on a regular basis at the office perhaps I’m growing more adept at this.

So tomorrow is day 4 – at the end of which we will have had 32 hours of instruction.  My brain is a bit exhausted…but what joy I am finding at the same time.

And to think I put this off for 10 years.

What are you putting off?

And he taught as one with authority

It was a warm day in August

We came to Ontario from Alberta on vacation in the summer of 2001.  Pulling our tent trailer along behind us we put over 4000 km on the van but had a great time seeing family and enjoying the hot days of summer.  At the end of our time in Ontario we were with Brian and Adele in Ottawa.  Jason was working at Camp Selkirk so he wasn’t with us – but here’s Brad, Meghan and Phil having a great time in the pool!

Remember this?