Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Here I Go: Adventures of Louisa

Here I Go: Adventures of Louisa

Well, now that I'm finally starting to get the hang of this blogging thing (I'm actually starting to understand a bit of html--something I never thought would happen!), I've started a second blog for the adventures of Louisa, my little travelling girl. She shares her thoughts, her adventures, her faith and photos of the whole journey in her new online journal. Be sure to visit! And a special thank you to my sweet eight-year-old consultant, who advises me when I need it. It has been a bit since I was that age...

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

First stop on the journey--our wonderful neighbors to the north

Louisa is off on her adventures! Joining her mother on a train through the Rockies, our sweet traveller is taking in an eyeful of God's wonderful creation. The mountains are taller than any she's ever seen. The wild beauty of the place is like none she's ever seen. Of course she's making friends along the way, including the RCMP.

A very large thank you to Roy Beaty, for allowing me to use his incredibly beautiful photo of Mt. Rundle. His photo captures the majesty of this breathtaking place.

Some new art

I've been playing with jewelry this week, which is a new venture for me. Quite fun! I was blessed to win a necklace from a dear artist on eBay (Lani of Healing Exressions, if you want to look for her by ID) and have been inspired to try some of my own. Every time I wear hers I get so many compliments--everything she does is first class. So, I've played around, adding my own colorful twist.

Then, while searching for findings at the local craft store, I found some adorable little bottles that begged to come home. How could I resist? Well, I couldn't...

And finally, here's a fun little piece made with those bracelet squares:

Speaking of creation...

Remember Romans 1:20 the next time you look at a flower. "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." Our hearts know; our heads try to deny. But let me ask you, how many of these incredibly varied blooms have you ever made?


Why did God make spiders? Are bugs the result of the curse? Hmmm, this gardener thinks she knows the answer, but I look forward to someday knowing for sure. Of course, by the time I'm with the one who knows, will I care?

And speaking of knowing and someday being known, 1 John 3:2 tells us "Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is." What a wonderful promise! Hang onto it, dear friends, especially when the day seems the longest and maybe the little people in your home seem the orneriest and you've been less than your best. God looks at us as we will be! Mmm. I like that! :-)

Monday, July 10, 2006

Roses and evolution

If evolution is real, how come my daisies don't evolve into something prettier? You know, like these roses...