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

June 16, 2016

Another One...

You know we like ice cream, right?
  No?  Well...just click here for proof.  It's a problem.
The last time I posted a no-cook chocolate ice cream,
 I had no idea that it could be improved upon.  

But, it has.  In my opinion, at least.
 So, here's another one for you.  From my heart.

Unfortunately, I now have this recipe memorised.
It's extra convenient.  Within 15 minutes we can go from
idea to table with this stuff.  It truly is a frightening proposition.
But, a good one.  No one argues when this is in their bowl.

What you need:

2 1/2 cups heavy cream (whipping cream, unwhipped)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk      
1/2 cup granulated sugar (I use evaporated cane juice)
1/4 cup dutch processed cocoa
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp ground pink Himalayan rock salt (or sea salt)

What you do:

Whisk together until sugar and cocoa are dissolved.
Pour into ice cream maker and churn until thickened.
In my ice cream maker, this takes 15 to 20 minutes.

Serve immediately for soft-serve ice cream.
Or, freeze for several hours for firmer ice cream. 
Either way, it's a hit.  Easy and delicious.  What could be better?

Happy Summering!
      With Love, Camille       

June 14, 2016

Only One Left

Each of our three boys has graduated from high school.
Emma is the only one left for me to teach.
I'm working myself out of a job.  Or, so it would seem.  :)  

Austin was called home to heaven six days prior to his graduation day.
Two years ago, Calvin walked the stage and received his diploma.
And now, Fraser has completed his high school requirements.  

He looks happy about it, don't you think? 

The principal of our school gave a wonderful address to the grads.
He had the honour of switching the tassel from right to left.
Apparently, that one act signifies the passage from childhood to adulthood.

Just as quickly and easily as that.  :)

We all gathered together for a family photo.

Then, the kids posed for me.

And, we posed for Calvin.

And, that was that.

Fraser, we pray that the Lord will guide you as He has in the past.
We have every confidence that He will be faithful to lead you each step of the way.
And, we know that whatever He calls you to, He will see you through!

How precious it is to belong to Him!

"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good;
and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"  Micah 6:8

With All our Love,
Dad and Mum  XOXO

June 13, 2016

The Quotidian (13. 6. 16)

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

In the process of capturing this quotidian.

Learning the World.

It's a challenge.

Austin's Roses.

Tying up all the loose ends.

Editing his images for a client.

Math lesson.

For June 1st ~ Thank you, Dad!  :)

Brothers and Bikes (and one friend).

Making Music.

 Grouse Mountain ~ Just the two of them.

 If we slow it all down and take it all in, we find beauty.
It's there.  Even in the littlest of things.
May the Lord help us this day to open our eyes to see.

Happy Monday, Y'all!
 With Love, Camille