Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Your life boat cannot sink with God at the stern



In the centre of the storm Jesus rested, while all around him the disciples were paralyzed with fear, the fear of dying.

Like the disciples we fear what we cannot control, what we cannot understand, and what we cannot see.

Our fear is contagious and so panic rages through a crowd who on mass turn from their fear and trample each other trying to get away from what they are afraid of. 

We stopped thinking, giving over to panic.

We lose sight of the possibility of joy, of help, of piece, of a solution, a the way through our fear.

All we know is panic.

Jesus rested into the chaos of the storm that night.  His  focus was not on the lightning, the thunder,  the way the waves rocked the small boat that he was in he was focussed on faith.

He knew his father controlled even that storm and in those moments while all around him terror raged he saw God and knew peace.

Here is the challenge that we are left with, to control  our fear, to focus on our faith in God to be the calm in the storm knowing  that God controls even the thing you are afraid of.

To learn to pray in the face of fear with the  expectation of joy and peace.

Grandma Snyder
©twosnydergirls 2018

Thank you Juanita Laverty for your words of wisdom this morning and inspiring this post.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

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Saturday, 6 October 2018

MCC Recycling Centre Thrifting

A sample of what we found

There is an end of the line thrift store in our area where you ignore the thrift store price because you pay by the pound - the MCC Recycling Centre.

There are bin everywhere and you need to take your time sorting through all of the things that did not sell at the regular MCC thrift stores.

Frames are gone images ready to be reused

There were bins upon bins of frames from which I a rescued two pieces of hand work that someone lovingly made and hung in their home.  I will use them as covers or art pieces in the journals that I make.

The two book will also be used in journals over the next year.


Vintage wedding dress


The head piece belongs to this wedding dress.  I will wash the dress and then pick apart the lace pieces again to use in journals or other sewing projects.

I also found three full balls of eye lash yarn, a piece of cross stitch cloth and a bag of lace all of which I will use in journals, or for Happy Mail.

yarns and lace

The price for all this goodness was $10.00 

What and where is your favourite thrift store?

Grandma Snyder
©twosnydergirls 2018

Monday, 1 October 2018

Comforting canopy above my head

Traveling home

 I was made for the ground not to fly in the air. 
Give me a canopy of clouds and soft grass under foot. 
Let me soar through imagination where I can fly as high as a griffin, no a magical turquoise dragon. 

Traveling home


I was made to walk this earth and fly through my imagination. 

We left Victoria BC at 6:00 am MST and arrived back in Ontario 4:00 pm EST.   It was snowing in Calgary and we were delayed by an hour while our plane went through a deicing procedure first orange foam then green.

Travel Home


Paul and I were able to spread out across three seats and if ever we fly again we will look into the price on a class higher.  

Traveling home


Mixed emotions marks the end of every vacation, sad to say goodbye to family and glad to be home. 
Both emotions sparked by memories because in this moment we are strapped in our seats with our seat backs in the upright position descending from the sky where I do not belong, to the familiar ground where I will no longer look down on the clouds they will once again be the comforting canopy above my head. 


Grandma Snyder
©twosnydergirls 2018

Sunday, 30 September 2018

One Last Wonderful Day in Victoria BC


Victoria BC

Today we spent our last day in Victoria visiting with Alexander, Toaster and Kelsey.  Our day started as they all have with a very magical morning walk with Toaster. 

Victoria BC


The University of Victoria dog park opens onto the Mystic Vale a protected environmental area where pathways and bridges roam up and down a valley within the University campus.

Victoria BC

Victoria BC


The rainy season started today, and a gentle mist fell upon us all day, brightening all the colours.  

Victoria BC

Victoria BC

Victoria BC



Today it was the fungi that drew our attention as did the red rose hips that seem to be everywhere.  Do people still make rose hip tea?

Victoria BC


From Mystic Vale we went downtown where we had a wonderful lunch and tasted some great beer and I discovered a new favourite root beer ‘Captain Electro Intergalactic Root Beer’ bottled by Phillips brewing company – now we just must figure out how to get it back to Ontario.

Victoria BC


The day ended with tea and journaling – does life get any better.

Victoria BC


Grandma Snyder
©twosnydergirls 2018

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Destination Victoria British Columbia - Walking the Whiffin Spit

Destination Victoria BC

A delicious breakfast that was made with love followed by a walk by the ocean and a great cup of coffee is the best way to start the day.

Destination Victoria BC

Walking the Whiffin Spit in Sooke British Colombia with the mountains of Washington State USA in the background we were treated to magnificent vistas, bird song, wild flowers,

Destination Victoria BC

 dogs playing and the sound of children playing.

Destination Victoria BC


Our day ended with a wonderful supper and a walk along the Victoria waterfront board walk where we were treated to a little bit of whimsy and creativity.

Destination Victoria BC

Destination Victoria BC

We have been introduced to some of the most beautiful places and tasted some great beer with our son Alexander as the tour guide.

Grandma Snyder
©twosnydergirls 2018


Destination Victoria British Columbia - Holland Creek Trail

Destination Victoria British Columbia

Destination Victoria British Columbia

Destination Victoria British Columbia

Destination Victoria British Columbia

Destination Victoria British Columbia

Destination Victoria British Columbia

Destination Victoria BC

Grandma Snyder
©twosnydergirls 2018

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