Hi Everyone,
Teehee Okay,okay, this is actually old news but I didn't get to post it sooner and I didn't take ALL these winter pictures for nothing! :) Below are pictures of our big ice storm ... 2 weeks or so ago... :P and a community event that we all get together to put on every February to support our firemen. I hope you enjoy them. =)
But I would also like you to know that, though the damage looks huge-don't chew your fingernails down too much(!) because many of our trees did survive! *WHEW* (And those that didn't, well, God does wonderful things in the springtime and even the worst destruction can be made beautiful and life-filled again.)
Wow, that reminds me of us, huh? What an amazing thing... what God does for us! The fact that whatever our background, God can save us out of it! The kids in the Walled City in China (which has been removed) were in the blackest hole you can get in. Their lives were so dark and violent and lawless- police wouldn't enter the walls. Their lives would have continued in this way forever, and they couldn't ecape it. But, God saw all of this and sent a young woman into this place. She didn't know very much about God or how to save souls or anything... but she went because God told her too. Because of her obedience, the entire stronghold of sin was broken down and thousands of people were brought out of their lives of darkness and hopelessness and into God's light and life! These kids were radically transformed! Thus, the worst destruction God can make beautiful and life-filled! Praise God! =)
Well, anyway, I just thought I'd share that... because it's pretty encouraging especially to my spirit because I'm feeling rather life-less because of putting God off. He is our life blood. He can and would LOVE to bring living water back into our veins and restore us to Himself! Thank You Lord!
I think I'm going to go pray. :)
I hope you all have a wonderful evening and God bless you! Please take my advice and go spend time with your Creator... He will indeed make you to glow with new life!

In Christ, Miriam


our first view out the door the next morning
*note the destruction*

a look through a tree

a look outside a tree

a look from under a tree

surveying the scene

in the midst of destruction...

... stunning beauty and grace

our tree fort all covered in ice.
You're... not laughing at our tree fort, right? We're pretty proud of it. :)

our poor dear Linden!

WOW what a cold north wind that blows!

taking advantage of our woodstove :D What fun!

the boys hard at work

Ahh the blessings of a storm!
er, keep goin' guys, you're doin' great

our winter fun! what our community puts together during winter months

setting up

of our community- my shot of the other half didn't come out so grand thus and thusly- half the community. ;)

and er, backstage... you never know who you'll run into!

I got to snag a picture with Sparky! :D (he's the Firemen's mascot, you know)

AND the Firemen themselves of which we speak - some of P.E.I.'s finest =)

I leave you with the beauty that this
lovely little crab apple tree always radiates
through sunniness or snowiness or fogginess or blowiness!

...er, you might have to enlarge this one... Joel says it's kinda scraggly lookin'... I mean, well, he may be right...