Thanksgiving with Mars

Today I sat at a table with Americans, Russians, Canadians, First Nation Canadians and had supper. The conversation covered Russian history, languages,politics, hunting, children, culture. My heart was thankful, I enjoy being in a setting where different cultures sit around a meal and connect. As I watched my friends children play with Mars around us [...]


Days gone by

A few of my favourite shots from the past two months.               I am watching the opening night of the Olympics as I edit pictures. Made me think of Paul, one of the Bibles writers and something that he wrote:  Do you not know that in a race all [...]

Hearing screams from a smiling face

I wrote this over a year ago but only last night did I think about sharing it, maybe someone out there is inneed of encouragement 🙂 I met Sarah* at a missionary get together a couple of years ago, something about her drew me to her and we started to talk. As she spoke about [...]

You are so beautiful to me!

Three weeks ago Colleen and I went to visit new born babies. The joy on the mothers faces was contagious. As I edited the pictures and worked on this post I had Joe Cockers song, "You are so beautiful, " on repeat. Please take the time to hear it 🙂 if not, here are the [...]

Bathtime with Haira.

Some little girls are made for the camera. Take Haira for example (pronounced Eye-rrah), you would think this 2-year-old has had her picture taken by an over zealous mom from birth but that's not the case at all. I thoroughly enjoyed watching her play and taking pictures as she entertained her self. So that you [...]

Miss Em and the bird park

In June I spent 2 weeks in Kwazulu Natal, a province on the eastern coast of South Africa. I spent the first week helping with the wedding preparations and then taking part in a weekend long farm style wedding of my dear friend of 19 years, Angela. The last week I spent in the city [...]