Snow less Canadian

I was born and raised in Canada (awesome country by the way), and every winter I miss the snow, terribly. This time of year when many people have pictures of snow and tobogganing, skating and all those great winter sports that can only be done in the wonderful world of white. I’ve not played in or touched snow for around 1 1/2 years, but if you want to include seeing it, I saw it from the inside of an airport in south Korea last December. Only those who love the snow can understand the huge urge to sneak outside and start a snowball fight.

So while people are taking pictures of the great world of white, across the world, there are those of us in the south who are taking pictures of beaches and people in shorts and tank tops.

I should be thankful to Abba Father for these wonderful Australian beaches (also another wonderful country).

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Cotton Tree Beach, a lovely beach. But when I see the sand I always wonder what it would be like to toboggan down a sand dune or sand board down. I guess you can’t take the part of snow out of a kid. Even if they haven’t touched it for over a year.

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Sunrises are always fun, as I’m a morning person, and sunrises are the same all over the world. With snow or snowless

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Water can’t replace the snow and snow can’t replace the ocean, they’re great in their own different ways.

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Ok, so this isn’t a beach photo, but it shows the beauty of the Australian country side. As a Canadian I can say that the scenery is quite different. I never thought I could miss our forests as much as I do, but here in Australia they have their own kind of beauty. When my Dad moved to Canada he missed the gum trees, same as I miss my Oak, pine, and maple.

I’ll miss the snow, but I can always save up for a trip to the snowy mountains (that’s in NSW)! WHOOHOO! I won’t totally be without snow! Now that would be depressing.                      Even Israel gets snow on mount Hermon, and Jerusalem can get a bit of snow at times.

Well I guess I better sign off. Have fun in the snow! Or beach depending where you live or if you’re a polar swimmer!

Comfort and Hope

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Isaiah 41:10

Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not look around, for I am your Elohim. I shall fortify you, I shall also help you, I shall also uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.

 

I opened my bible today and that’s what popped out at me. I haven’t read it in a while, and I’ve been praying for Him to show me what to do. Ironic isn’t it, I’ve been praying for guidance, but I haven’t read the book that He gave to guide us.

He’s shown me something’s and I’ve done them but things seem to be at a stand still, for the moment. I find myself scared that I’ve done something wrong, and looking around for things that I might have missed, even though He did not lead me in that direction. I won’t go into the details of what and where.

The last while I have been having a tough time standing on my feet. I seem to keep crumbling and He just keeps lifting me back up. So the end of the verse hit me too. What ever! The whole verse hit me period the end. It fit 100%, I can’t say that I’m relaxed and that I’m doing better, but it is very comforting to know that He’s there and He knows what I’m going through.

 

Onto the news. Well we’re still in Jerusalem, we’ll be leaving tomorrow, and heading north. I’ve got a head cold and Dads been sick the last few days. Sukkot in Jerusalem is really busy but there’s lots to do and see.

Sorry but I didn’t include a picture from my new camera. I haven’t had the chance to get it set up on the laptop yet.