Monday, 30 July 2012

God Has Got a Plan For You

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path." Proberbs 3:5&6

The last while I've been thinking how life takes unexpected turns and curves and most or all of the time and we really have no idea what's over the next hill. This verse is truly amazing and a great promise for any one of God's children to hold onto. None of knows for sure where we'll be in ten years or even ten months from now. We may still be on earth or we may be rejoicing in heaven :) Whatever happens friend, just trust God with all the big and little things of your life. He has a plan for you!

"God has got a plan for me,
No matter what the circumstance may be,
At times I may not understand,
Still my life is in his hands
God has got a plan for me."

Song by Daughters of Grace

Friday, 13 July 2012

The Western Haul

So before you screw up your face at the lack of posting for the last few weeks, I shall reveal the secrets of poor internet and cellphone connection, 8 people squished into an RV for 3 weeks straight, singing for a few thousand people, and visiting the majestic Rockies. About 1 day, 18 hrs, and 27 min. ago my family drove in the lane and piled out of the RV back onto our glorious, spacious farm! We trooped into the house and wandered around like lost puppies completely baffled by the unlimited space...

No more boggle games!
What happened to my crops?!
(Thanks to our uncle and aunt the farm looked great :)
 
 
Clean out the RV? You gotta be kidding!
No more hair! Travelling with 5 women means everything gets covered in strands. Hair was hanging out of the cupboards, floating in the dishwater, and even wrapped around the toilet brush!
                                                                                                                             
Overall we had a wonderful time and since three weeks is a long time this will be a long post full of pictures :) The reason we embarked on this journey in the first place, was to sing at Thousand Oaks Camp in Winkler, Manitoba. The people there were wonderful and their passion for God was incredible. You can check it out at: http://www.thousandoaksinc.org/index.html

The 4 long-distance groups for the weekend...

The Glick Family
Gospel Echoes Ontario Team

Kenny & Milly Jackson

The Horst Family

The Children

The view from stage

The Food Stand

The row of RVs








The crowd on Sunday afternoon

                                                                                                                         
So after our great weekend we travelled on out across the prairies to see the majestic Rockies. Since we took at least 1,000 pictures there are a lot to choose from and therefore a lot on this post :) Following are some of the major events and highlights:

On the Road:















                                                                                                                           

Scenes Along the Way:


Salt hills beside the Trans-Canada highway in Saskatchewan.

West Edmonton Mall

A beautiful prairie sunset

A Mountain Goat (Alberta)

The Great Canadian Rockies!

Building a snowman, just to prove we were in snow :)

Athabasca Falls (Alberta)

Our trusty steed

Dad and Mom on their honeymoon - 1994


.... and 18 years later :)


The ice glaciers in the Rockies

Rowing on Emerald Lake (AB)

ATVs!!

Dad, Jess, Stacey, and Jamie got to take a blazer much to their delight :)

Drinking water off the sidewalk...
(Who would've invented that?)

Visiting a Hutterite Colony

The Badlands (AB)

Cactus in the Badlands

Lakeside (a huge feedlot in AB)

Raking and baling the ditches along the Trans-Canada :)
                                                                                                                          
As you can see our trip out west was a lot of fun, a lot of work, but definitely worth it :)

A quote to remember :)

"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money!" ~ Unknown