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When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll;Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul. ((Horatio Spafford) This Hymn has brought me great comfort from childhood till now. It was the hymn of consolation my parents sang in difficult… Continue reading When Peace Like A River
If this is your first time reading this blog, and you want to understand its context I would encourage you to read two of my previous posts called, 'My way Is Hidden', and 'Streams In The Desert'. You see, I have had a series of unpredictable changes in my life, some of them very unpleasant...… Continue reading Am I Content? A Question for the New Year
You see, transitioning back to Canada after 3 years in the US, and trying to find one's feet can feel very much like standing on the sea shore, just where the waves become foam, and feeling the sand move swiftly under your feet as the water ebbs back into the ocean.
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen… Continue reading The Spiral
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side,but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may… Continue reading Seize the Day… Redeem the Time – for Parliament Hill Tours
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers (streams) in the desert. (Is. 43: 18,19) Mixed Blessings This past week has been another roller coaster ride. But in the… Continue reading Streams In The Desert
Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God”? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his… Continue reading My Way Is Hidden…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadia#/media/File:Acadie_1750.JPG Join me in this Introductory Course. About eleven years ago, when our son was a teenager, I taught my first Canadian history course to our homeschool co-op. As I read about Quebec’s quest for sovereignty, I remember thinking, ‘I have heard these arguments before.’ I, like other Canadians sympathize with their need for… Continue reading My Canadian History Journey. It’s not Over.
The tiny square that is Manitoba at the time of the Manitoba Act In Part 1, we were told the following - With the American purchase of Alaska in 1867, Canada’s Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, was anxious to gain control of Rupert’s Land. He wanted it to be annexed to the new Dominion of Canada… Continue reading The Purchase of Rupert’s Land Part 2 – Manitoba is Born
Claim To Fame: Established the Province of Manitoba Early Life and Influences Sir Adams George Archibald was a politician and a lawyer born in Truro, Nova Scotia in 1814. He descended from a family of Irish Protestants from Londonderry where the Protestant / Catholic animosity ran high. His forebears first settled in New Hampshire, and… Continue reading Christian father of Confederation: Sir Adams George Archibald (1814 – 1892)