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Trees – Scribble Picnic

We arrived home from Arizona in the early days of April. Trees dot our landscape, both evergreen and deciduous. The prompt this week on #ScribblePicnic is TREES. Perfect.

We live about 3 hours north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Snow still lay in the bush for the first few days after our arrival and in  piles as a result of the snowplows.

It rained. It felt cold. No more blue skies every day.
No colourful flowers. Bare trees. But spring is coming. (click to tweet)

But the grass was green. The evergreens displayed their uninterrupted colour.


The deciduous trees are still bare. Some buds have begun to peep out.


I look for buds every day. I took my camera and went hunting for spring. You can see the results below.




I used watercolour pencils to paint the large pine in our side yard.



Then I used water to make it look like a watercolour painting.




I sketched in pencil our bare wild cherry. trees

We went to an Earth Day Event in the park put on by all our local churches. We were given gifts of tree shoots from Haliburton Forest.


We live on the Canadian Shield so we have rock – lots of rock. Mostly granite.


Join us at Scribble Picnic. 


Check out I Remember – The Seasons, written by Brenda Poulos and I did the illustrations.

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Building snowmen…going for hayrides…raking leaves. These are just a few of the pages in I Remember the Seasons that will bring fond memories to life for those affected by Alzheimer’s. I Remember the Seasons is a simple and effective picture book containing lovely illustrations by Janis Cox. Poetry, and discussion questions will set the stage for meaningful conversations between people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.



Wednesday’s Word – Rock

Rock - Psalm 18

Picture taken in Czech Republic

Sometimes I wonder how I get the energy to do all that I do – then I remember, God does it. I rest in Him. He is my Rock.

“He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand” (Psalm 40:2, NIV).

So many times I feel like I am slipping – with tiredness, with lack of focus, and sometimes just in a fog. Then I remember – He is my Rock. And I say to myself:

He set my feet upon a Rock. I can stand up;
I can stand firm; I will not fall.
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Sarah Young in Jesus Calling says this:

“To get your mind back in gear, just turn toward Me, bringing yourself and your problems into My Presence” (April 9).

When the going gets tough I realize I have slipped off that rock and I must conscientiously climb back up – focus on Jesus and let Him do the rest.

And I love the song Jesus is the Rock of my salvation, His Banner over Me is love by the Cedarmont Kids.

Look at the leading words to each verse:

The Lord is mine and I am His

He brought me to His banqueting table

He lifted me up into heavenly places

He is the vine and we are the branches

Jesus is the Rock of my salvation

There’s one way to peace through the power of the cross

And a final Scripture that sums it up:

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39, NIV).

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May Jesus be our Rock for the coming week.

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