Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Psalm 71:5

"For you have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth."

Psalm 71:5

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter Everyone!!! He IS Risen...

We had a nice family day yesterday... We went to my Uncle's church in the morning for the worship service. We had a quiet afternoon at home. In the evening we went over to Nana and Papa's house for a lovely Easter dinner. Thanks so much! Uncle Robin, Aunt Gwen, Mary and Leah were able to come for dinner. We had a great time together. It was nice that Scott was able to come home for the weekend... Shawn is driving him back to Ottawa this afternoon. His jury has been changed (again) to May 4th. Prayers would be appreciated.

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

Heaven and earth in chorus say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heavens and earth reply, Alleluia!

- Charles Wesley "Christ The Lord is Risen Today"

Friday, April 22, 2011

Holy Week

The Easter Triduum started last night with Holy Thursday. During the service we were celebrating the last supper and the washing of the feet.

This is my body, which is given for you, do this in memory of me.

- Luke 22:19
All the churches in Almonte were part of "walk of the cross" through town starting at 12:00 noon today. The walk ended at our church. We went inside for a message from Father Lindsay and some singing.

Good Friday - Our Lord's Passion. A solemn Mass was at 3pm today after the walk of the cross.

"Father, into your hands I place my spirit".

- Luke 23:46

We look forward to the Easter Vigil at 8pm tomorrow. We will celebrate our Risen Lord!

"And He departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here."

- Saint Augustine

Usually, we go to Sunday Mass on Easter Sunday but this year we are going to visit Cedarview Alliance in Barrhaven. It's the church were my Uncle is now the pastor. We haven't been before so we are looking forward to going.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palm Sunday and The Past Couple of Days

Today is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week. It was a beautiful Mass today. At the beginning of the service Father Lindsay had us all come to the back of the Church for the Blessing of the palms before distributing them.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

1 Peter 1:3

Work has been going very well. I have been working 2 days a week for the past month now. I am working 3 days this week. I am really enjoying working at The Granary... there is always something new to learn!

My cousin Mary picked me up from work on Friday... we went out for dinner and I spent the night with her at their house in Barrhaven as her family was away for the night. It's so nice having them closeby...

We watched the film "Tangled" together... If you love all the Disney princess films you will enjoy "Tangled".

Scott finished his final exam on Friday. He came home for a few days this weekend. He will need to go back for a few days to do his music jury on April 26th. Please pray that it goes well.

Also, if you could please pray for me on Wednesday morning as I take my G2 road test.

Have a great week everyone! God bless.

Mom and Dad's Trip - Part 1

I have been wanting to tell you a bit about Mom and Dad's trip. We have been having some trouble downloading photos from the trip so for now I have pulled some online. There will be a longer trip post coming up.

Their first few days were spent in Calgary. Dad had some meetings and presentations to make.

After that they went to Victoria Island for 4 days. This is a picture of the Delta hotel where they stayed.

Spring is well underway in Victoria this time of year. There were large pots of flowers everywhere.

One of the days Mom and Dad were able to go and visit
a National Historic Site of Canada, "Butchart Gardens". Here are a few pictures I pulled from their website...

Dad surprised Mom with a ride on a float plane from Vancouver to Victoria Island. The ride took about 35 min.

I'm looking forward to sharing more pictures and details at a later date.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


... for your prayers. Mom and Dad made it safely home early this morning. :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Please Pray...

... for Mom and Dad as they travel back home tonight. They will be getting in quite late. Please pray that they are not too tired and that everything goes smoothly.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Bible Verse...

"He hath made everything beautiful in his time.

- Ecclesiastes 3:11

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tea or Coffee?

The winner is.... Tea and Coffee!

Thanks everyone for voting! More polls to come...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Auf Wiedersehen

We have been busy the last few days getting Mom and Dad ready to go on a trip this week to Calgary and Victoria. Dad has been away alot the past year so it's nice that Mom and Dad are able to spend some time together this week (after Dad's meetings are over in Calgary!)

Please pray that the flights go well and that they have a great time. Victoria should have nice spring weather this time of year...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mercy Mission 2011

A video depicting last years holy week missions. Good memories. Praying for the mission this year.