There’s beauty here too…

We never expected to live here.  But one never knows where God will lead, and for now He has us in the Kootenay River Valley.  And we’re finding beauty here too.

P2250068Spring has not yet sprung,
but the snow has receded and bugs are out.


This valley is know for its spiritualism but not of  the kind that is of Grace and Truth mirroring its Creator.  There is a lot of darkness and confusion.  But even here God causes His sun to shine and His own character to be seen in HIs Creation.

P2250116And I was delighted to hear bird and water song this morning, as though reminding me that this too is my Father’s world.


And though there be perils just below the placid surface of things…

P2250103P2250110  He will make a way for us in this new territory…P2250113


“Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.” (Ps.19:2)

“For HIs invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.” (Rom.1:20)

Oh, what fun!


I haven’t seen these since I was a kid traipsing to the candy store with my friends on lunch break…


I found it in Banff of all places, along with Necco’s to share with the grandkids…

Image result for neccoDoes anyone remember them?

These great American classics are hard to find in the cold white north!


(But enough of trivia.)

Oh what fun we had on our latest trip to visit these energetic upstarts!IMG_20150213_103942945IMG_20150213_100059648IMG_20150213_115814369IMG_20150213_111905152IMG_20150217_173023728

And at the last we were accepted by the newest one too…IMG_20150213_143246772IMG_20150213_143434295_HDR

Then it was time to go, and oh the early morning tears… (Even five-year-olds are touched with the grief of good-byes…won’t heaven be something!)

We made a day of the drive ‘home’ and stopped to ski and then to soak in hot springs…. now that’s the way to do a trip!  When we were young, and when our own kids were young (sorry kids), a trip was a thing to get over with as fast as possible.  Only quick pit stops were allowed.

Now that we are getting old, we pause more often to take in our surroundings.  What a treasure God has given in the beauty of Creation! Have you ever stopped to wonder what it would be like if all the world were flat?

Though snow is sparse this year, we found  trails with man-made snow and had a go of it.  We are absolute newbies at Cross-country but eager to learn ( :
(Now, to keep up with Jim!)


And what an incredible backdrop we had!

This is my Father’s world and to my listening ears all nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres!