Thursday, July 29, 2010


It’s interesting to note that often the young offspring of certain animal species do not resemble their parents. In some cases, the young ones are as large as, if not bigger than their parents.
Bald eagle chicks seem to possess a camouflage plumage so they can blend in with the background during their defenceless, fledgling period.
Very few people noticed these bald eagle chicks up on their perch just a few metres from a busy road.
Eventually they lose their baby plumage and begin to take on the distinctively white head feathers. In the human world, parents are more concerned about the resemblance of the child to themselves. I guess we want our next generation to possess all that is good and positive in our lives. Likewise, our Heavenly Father desires to see His character and nature manifested in our lives.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Bug’s Eye View

A bird’s-eye view gives one the big-picture view of life.
A bug’s-eye view tends to focus on things rarely seen.
Sometimes, we need to focus in on the smaller, unseen things in life to gain a greater appreciation for God’s blessings.
In life, if you want to succeed in the big things, you've got to learn do the small things well.
Often we count the bigger blessings and totally miss out on these minute details of life that can affect not only our attitude, but add to our joy and appreciation of life.
We can do no great things; only small things with great love. Mother Theresa

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Toy

For my birthday this year I got myself a new toy, a nice super zoom hybrid digital camera. In a way, it’s part of the tools of my trade, at least for blogging.
I do seriously enjoy the creative elements of taking these pictures, as well as the lessons that I glean from these encounters. Yesterday, I went out and took a bunch of pictures and here are the best of the lot.
Sometimes, it still amazes me what you come across on a short one hour walk.
The wonder of God's Creation never cease to amaze and thrill me.
These Bald eagles and Blue heron nests were just 50 feet apart.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Canada Day 2010

The days leading up to our 6th Canada Day Celebrations, were anxious times.
The weather this spring and summer had been wet and cold right up to the event; so we were praying and hoping for the sun to finally make its appearance.
Alas on Canada Day, it was dark, wet and dreary when we began the day.
At nine, the faithful volunteers started showing up, all dressed in red.
By noon, we were all ready to go. Still hopeful that the weather would clear up, people from our community started showing up. Five minutes before one, and there was a long line up in front of the information booth, ready to kick off the day with “O Canada.”
At the front of this long queue, was a family that used to live in the neighbourhood, who had since moved out to the suburbs. The children did not let their parents forget about their annual date with thousands of others at this eastside park; turned into Carnival Central.

Although our ponies were lost somewhere in Coquitlam, and our bouncy castles weren’t bouncy initially because of technical issues, that did not dampen the mood and celebration that day.
New games this year thrilled the visitors and challenged the players. Some of the game booths that stood out were; “Pick your nose,” “Eco challenge,” and “World Cup 2010.”
Put in your best effort, and they will come!