Daisy season will never ever get old for me 🙂 Can’t wait to be enchanted once again by these Northern beauties.
The hymn “Fairest Lord Jesus” has been on my mind the whole day! I can’t help it, I am anxious for spring. I grew up on hymns, it doesn’t matter how many contemporary songs catch my attention, hymns will always hold a special place in my heart.
Fairest Lord Jesus,
ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish,
Thee will I honor,
thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.
2 Fair are the meadows,
fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer
who makes the woeful heart to sing.
3 Fair is the sunshine,
fairer still the moonlight,
and all the twinkling starry host:
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer
than all the angels heaven can boast.
There was a time when I didn’t value rest as much as I did work. It took a couple of burnouts, lots of reading and taking the time to listen to words of wisdom from others that I finally understood. Guarding my time of rest helps me perform better at everything else in my life. Progress has been slow but over the years I have got better at saying no to friends and not feeling guilty about it. There is still so much more I need to learn when it comes to resting and the art of being still. I am at least thankful that I pursue rest almost as much as I do serving others with excellence. One day I will get the balance just right.
Today I spent close to three hours at the local park, my mind and body enjoying the sun rays. As I walked to the park, I assumed that I would see lots of people out and about seeing as the sun has been hiding for over a week but that was not the case. Maybe they were taking advantage of the warm day in their backyards.
Winter is coming.
For a year now I have been using Adobes Lightroom to edit my pictures. For those who are not into photography, Lightroom is like the light weight of editing pictures whilst Photoshop is the heavy weight champion, it offers sooooooooooo much more than Lightroom. And for a newbie, its COMPLICATED. All this while I have been been hoping to finally afford Photoshop, turns out the monthly plan I have with Adobe has always included Photoshop! How could it have taken me a year to figure that out?! So dumb!Hence the title of todays blog.
My African violets have been blooming! The year I had them in Pik, not once did the bloom but since moving to Red Lake they are thriving. These two pictures took me 3 hours to edit just because I had to watch a lot of videos to figure out what is what! Not my best work today but eventually I will get the hang of it.
A month ago after two incredible years, I moved out of Pikangikum. I have moved to Red Lake, a town 88 kms from Pik. I am still working with Living Hope Native Ministries and still have strong ties with Pik but I am wearing a few more hats now 🙂 One of them is being part of the Short Term Team that coordinates trips for groups that want to do short term volunteering to different places in Ontario were Living Hope is welcome. I am looking forward to sharing with you what my new season looks like.
For three weeks I gave myself a photo challenge, can you guess what the theme was?