Journey to the Father

St. Raphael's Ruins, photo by: Richard McGuire

This weekend, hundreds of high school students (and hundreds of volunteers) are gathered in St. Raphael's, Ontario for the 11th annual Journey to the Father Conference. My thoughts and prayers are with them in a special way since my daughter is one of the volunteers this year along with my mother who's helped out since its inception. I also realized that it was at St. Raphael's almost 30 years ago where I had a life-changing experience through a COR retreat held there and I sincerely hope that the participants this weekend will encounter the Lord's love for them in a powerful way as well.

St. Raphael's Ruins, photo by: Richard McGuire

The Colours of Canada

With today being Canada Day, I had this song in my head...

♫♪ ♫♪♪♫
"This land is your land, This land is my land,
From Bonavista, to Vancouver Island
From the Arctic Circle to the Great Lakes waters,
This land was made for you and me."

And it made me think of all the beautiful places
in this country of mine,
so I ventured on my own virtual tour,
collecting favourite photos of Canadian scenes.

Gray Monk Estate Winery, British Columbia

Upper Arrow Lake, British Columbia

Banff National Park, Alberta

Moraine Lake, Banff, Alberta


Coronach, Saskatchewan


Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario
(I get to enjoy this lovely view each Sunday
as I cross this bridge on my way to church)

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Georgian Bay, Ontario

Quebec City

Eastern Townships, Quebec

Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

& again... Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia
Orwell Cove, Prince Edward Island

Green Gables, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

Western Brook Pond, Newfoundland

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

Whitehorse, Yukon

Firth River, Yukon

Blackford Lake, Northwest Territories


Baffin Island, Nunavut

I'm in awe of the beauty and splendor found in this country
and humbled by the majesty of God's creation!

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