Well, hello everyone!
Last week was a little hectic so I missed my favourite Friday routine. I love to join in weekly with Suzanne and the Friday Favers as we highlight the blessings, the favourite moments, those things that bring a smile and give you joy.
1. Early morning light. I generally wake up early in the morning ~ and it’s paid off this month. We’ve had an exceptionally wet, rainy October but the rain doesn’t start until later in the day. It’s odd, but for quite a few mornings we’ve had sunlight break through the clouds – just for a bit.
It’s lovely to see the light stream in through the windows, even for a brief moment.
On this particularly dreary morning, a single ray “just happened” to spotlight the plaque that hangs on the brick wall behind our woodstove.
Light for the eyes and for the soul.
2. More light ~ I’ve been joining with friends to pray for 15 minutes every morning. We stop whatever we are doing at 8:30 and pray for our church, our community and our Island. We choose a different Scripture passage each week to pray through. This week we are praying through Isaiah 44 with a special emphasis on verse 3:
For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
It’s so encouraging.
3. and more light . . . I was privileged to attend a prayer retreat last Saturday. We met at this cozy cabin in the woods.
The theme of the retreat was Ps 44 – God is our Refuge and our Strength.
Our window view.
A perfect place to reflect while on our prayer walk – “There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God…”
A lovely time apart.
4. Autumn light ~ It seems like I’ve been chasing the sunlight this week. We had a few breaks in the cloud cover and I didn’t waste a minute of it. I grabbed my camera, threw an apple and a drink in my backpack, whistled for Sophie and we were off.
There are a myriad of little country roads on the Island – all interconnected.
I just drive where ever I want – following the light and the breaks in the clouds.
Light and shadows make the most interesting pictures.
The sun was behind the clouds for this shot.
Look at the difference when the sun breaks through.
Light and shadow = autumn gold.
I never know where I am going on my drives, but I don’t worry about losing my way. After all, I live on a small Island with very friendly natives. You can ask for directions as long as you are not looking for north or south or highway numbers.
When you get directions, they usually sound like this:
“Well now . . . drive a spell down this road, turn left at that old grey barn, drive a mile or two, and then you’ll come to a pond. Keep going and you’ll see a red tractor parked at the end of the road. Turn right and you’ll be on the main road. By the way, what was your father’s name?” 🙂
Anyway, when you live on an Island you can’t really get lost. Just keep driving.
Sooner or later, you’ll end up at the shore.
5. Sophie and I made the annual autumn visit to a favourite spot this week.
A place of refuge for birds
on forest floor
and in the canopy.
just meandering along
so much glory ~ touched by the finger of God.
My heart can’t hold it.
The whole earth is filled with His glory.
Thanks so much for joining me. I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Many blessings to you and yours this week.