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light and more light

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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?”  šŸ™‚

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.

Moore’s Bird Sanctuary

A place of refuge for birds

and people.

Autumn splendour

on forest floor

and in the canopy.

following trails,

crossing streams,

just meandering along

quietly dreaming,

listening,

observing,


marvelling,

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.

with love,

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24 thoughts on “light and more light

  1. Hi Kathie! I LOVED the pictures on this post! And I just had to comment on the little Dutch boy and girl plaque. I have the exact same one on the side of my kitchen cabinet… Jeremiah 29:11-13 are my life verses!! I was so touched yet again when I saw you have the same verses you look at daily. As you can see….I’m quite far behind on reading your posts…..Bloglines hasn’t updated your blog and I’ve wondered where you’ve been!! So tonight i decided to come a’looking! And you’ve been here all along! I’m subscribling to a different feed so I’ll not miss a post.

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  2. BevK says:

    I’ve been away for a few weeks and missed the most colourful part of fall in our area. Thanks for giving me glimpses of what I missed. Your photos are always exceptionally beautiful. You inspire me to walk, to take time to see the beauty around me and to thank the Father in all things.Bev

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  3. PS: Asking for directions: My favorite is when the directions include :Turn left at when the yellow house USED to be, and then go down the road to where you will see a house with a big barking dog….(And of course the yellow house has been gone since I was born, and that is the one day the barking dog decided to nap out back…)

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  4. Oh Kathie,I got a wee tear of joy reading this post. Haven’t the lines fallen in pleasant places for both of us? Our Father’s creative colors stretch from your island to my valley, and we both look upwards and offer Him our thanks. When we become eternal neighbors in heaven, what will we then say? This present glory was like the picture without the sun. If this present glory can make us gasp and sigh, it is clear we will need new bodies and new eyes to behold the splendors of heaven!

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  5. Wow! So much goodness!! Gorgeous, gorgeous autumn photos! I admire your heart for God. I pray that he blesses your prayer time and meditation on such scriptures. I love how the light shone on that verse.

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  6. Oh wow…perhaps my husband and I and the girls should prolong our summer vacation and visit PEI in the autumn…..sigh….this is just beautiful pictures! the naturalist in me is just rejoicing right now!!!!!!and i LOVE the cozy cabin pic…what a precious place for a prayer retreat. Enjoy the rest of autumn!!blessings to you

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  7. I always thought heaven is in Belgium, but you have a little piece of it right there where you are too. I guess Heaven is right there where you find it eh? I enjoyed the walk, I did. Must be lovely, walking there with a camera.

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  8. Joanne says:

    Stunning….just stunning! The beauty of your Island, the small town familiarity, the quiet country roads, the friendly neighbours….the goodness of God!Thank you for letting us appreciate such beauty!Joanne

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  9. I have been encouraged by your FFF this week. Scheduled prayer times with Scripture, prayer retreat, wonderful walks in woods, by lakes and along sea shores. Thanks so much for sharing with us your beautiful island!

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  10. I just love the photos of the road and leaves and light…gorgeous! We loved travelling around the Island when we visited, and of course the beautiful colour of the earth…Thanks for sharing them :)blessings,Niki

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  11. So, so, so beautiful, Kathie! I totally feel like I’ve been refreshed and been away for a little retreat myself. I love how you pray with your ladies right at 8:30 and you pray intentional scriptures every week.

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  12. Lorna says:

    Hi Kathie – I am also overwhelmed at the beauty that surrounds me and I find myself saying "thank you" over and over again as I walk. I love the idea of friends stopping everything at a certain time each day to pray. I’m going to think about how I can incorporate that into my life. Thanks for the beautiful, beautiful pictures … you have helped me to quiet down this Friday afternoon. Thank you. Lots and lots of love to all :>) …

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  13. carolyn says:

    Hi Kathie. I too love taking a walk with you! I so enjoy your Friday Favs posts.This weather is not great for garden clean up though is it.However,we are having 3 grandsons for a sleep over and it is great for that!Hope you have a good weekend,Carolyn

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  14. He makes it plain for us to see the mighty creator of this universe and in our foolishness we dare to say there is no God…Your photos show what a master creator we have…

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  15. kelli says:

    wow, kathie!! wow! i love taking walks with you:) and i love that you revel in the beauty of your island instead of just getting used to it or busying yourself with other things. how you inspire me!

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  16. So, so beautiful! Oh, if ever I come to PEI, could I go on a walk with you and Sophie? I so adore the views you’ve shared with us. It’s so true, the earth is FILLED with His glory …Thanks also for sharing the scripture. It was a word for me today.

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  17. As usual, I love your beautiful pictures, I feel like I got a tour of the Island. How wonderful to have a supportive group of friends that keep you accountable in prayer. You have given me an idea.

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  18. I just love the photos of the road and leaves and light…gorgeous! We loved travelling around the Island when we visited, and of course the beautiful colour of the earth…Thanks for sharing them :)blessings,Niki

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