July 28, 2016

In the Moment

By God's grace and enabling, we are to
to live in the moment...not for it.

What a freeing, liberating, truly wonderful thing to ponder.
May the Lord give us the grace and strength required to live this out.
And, may He be glorified in all that we do.  Moment by moment.  Day after day.

"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things,
may abound to every good work."  2 Corinthians 9:8

Just wanted to let y'all know that I'm
 taking a little break from all things bloggy.
I hope to be back in the swing of things here in a week or two.

Happy Thursday!
With Love, Camille

July 18, 2016

The Quotidian (18. 7. 16)

Quotidian: daily, usual, or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace.

Yippee for Frog Tape!


Paint magnet.

Transplanted (with permission) ~ from a neighbour's property.

Rescued ~ from the same neighbour's
abandoned-and-soon-to-be-demolished back yard.

On display ~ warms my heart.

Calvin's photo in Howie's office ~ from their flight.


Summer reading for my girl.

Perfect spot.

Fresh in from tennis.

Bringing up the rear.

Forging his own path.

With three of my treasures ~ a family ride.

The two of us.

Made with love...for me.  :)

Happy Monday Y'all.
With Love, Camille

July 14, 2016

A Heart Issue

There are times when words come too quickly and without much thought.
It ought not to be this way, but, too often it is.  At least, it is for me.
We are exhorted in God's Word to think before we speak.
To use our words to encourage, exhort, and point others to the Truth.

"Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt,
that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man."  Colossians 4:6

We are in this battle with sin and will be until the day we die.
It's a heart issue.  The only remedy for it is found in the Saviour.

"For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing...
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do...
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord."  Romans 7:18a, 19, 24, and 25a

What a precious blessing it is to know that we can run to
the Lord with all our failings and He will pick us up and mend us.
His blood cleanses.  He heals our imperfect-ness with His sinless-ness.
The only way to be made clean and right and pure is by coming to Him.

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."  John 14:6

I rejoice in the Lord Jesus' cleansing power.  His perfect life.
His payment for my sin.  His living and dying and rising again.
I rejoice in the fact that He is all sufficient.  And, that He forgives.

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."  1 John 1:9

How wonderful it is to rest our hearts in our Saviour's
finished work on the Cross.  His perfect and complete sacrifice.
May we live our lives to bring glory to His Name.
He is worthy of all our praise.  Now and forever.

Happy Thursday!
With Love, Camille

July 11, 2016

The Quotidian (11. 7. 16)

Quotidian: daily, usual, or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace.

Chattering away.

A wonderful surprise!

A summer project ~
 click here to see its beginnings.

The finished product.

Kayaking with my Sweetie ~ he did all the work.  :)

Enjoying the view.

42 stories up.

My Sweetie on our anniversary.

Ground level.
(The restaurant is at the top of the building shown above.)

Three of our treasures.

Happy Monday!
With Love, Camille  

July 6, 2016

On This Day...

Life is a journey, and so is marriage.
Some things we've learned along the way have been profound.
Other things have been too obvious to qualify for that category.
But, it's all been necessary.  And, it's all been good.

On this day, twenty-five years ago,
Howie and I said our vows and pledged our love to each other.

It's too incredible to think of it.  
We cannot even be old enough, can we?
When I look at the face looking back at me in the mirror,
I know I am old enough.  It kinda snuck up on me.

Howie, next to our Saviour, you are the best gift He has blessed me with.
I am so thankful for your steadfast love and perseverance throughout
this journey He has us on.  The Lord is so very good to us, isn't He?

"Every good and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom there is
no variableness, neither shadow of turning."  James 1:17

Happy Anniversary, Sweetie!

All my love forever,
Your Camille xoxo

July 5, 2016


Recently, I came across this practical guide to good food choices.
I printed it off four times ~ one copy for myself, and one for each of the kids.
My hope is that they will take these things with them into their adult lives.
Some things are not learned by osmosis; they need to be taught.

I'm trusting that they are paying attention.  :)

What about you?  How do you find balance in the
whole foods, healthy eating, and cooking parts of life and living?
Would you mind sharing your ideas on how you keep it all in perspective?
How are you passing these things on to your children/teens?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Enjoy the journey!
With Love, Camille

June 30, 2016

Rest for the Soul

"It is ever the Holy Spirit's work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus;
but Satan's work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly
trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ.

He insinuates, 'Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith;
you do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end;
you have not the joy of His children; you have such a wavering hold of Jesus'.

All these are thoughts about self, and we shall never find comfort or assurance
by looking within.  But, the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self;
He tells us that we are nothing, but that 'Christ is all in all'...

...We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings,
or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul.
 If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God,
it must be by 'looking unto Jesus'.

Keep thine eye simply on Him;
let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession,
be fresh upon thy mind; when thou wakest in the morning look to Him;
when thou liest down at night look to Him.

Oh!  Let not thy hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus;
follow hard after Him, and He will never fail thee."

Quoted from Spurgeon's "Morning and Evening" ~
June 28th morning reading.

With Much Love,

June 27, 2016

The Quotidian (27. 6. 16)

Quotidian: daily, usual, or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace.

More glorious than the camera saw it.

Emma baked a batch of these.

A project ~ one down...five to go.
(Any guesses?)

Visiting while working.

Coffee Cake ~ ridiculously amazing!
(I substituted 3 cups raspberries and 1 cup blueberries for the filling.)

The last piece (click here for the recipe).

In danger of being snatched.


My errand boy.

 This morning's breakfast.

Fraser got a job!

Happy Monday!
With Love, Camille

June 20, 2016

The Quotidian (20. 6. 16)

Quotidian: daily, usual, or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace.

On a little side note ~ this is my 50th Quotidian post!!
Interestingly, tomorrow marks two years since I posted the first one.
Thank you, Jennifer Jo, for allowing me to imitate you.  :) 

 Stirring up trouble.
(Do you remember this outfit?)

Labelled (long ago) by my Sweetie.

Clearing a path.

Waiting to be put back.

Fresh canvas.

To remember it by ~ it's been painted over.


More supplies.

Nearly done!

Finishing up her math. 

Reading.  Always reading.

Helping Mum....

...and Dad.

Overlooking his sister.

Who also was helping.

I see you!  :)

 Click here to see what it once was.

I set this one to work, too.  :)

View from the front window ~ see Fraser?

 Work station.

A sample.

Happy Monday!
 With Love, Camille