Monthly Archives: June 2014

A trip to the Coaticook Gorge

Quebec is a beautiful place to live (or to visit). With a population density of less than six people per square kilometre, much of the land is virtually untouched by civilization and even down near the American border where the greatest number of people live, you don’t have to go far to find a sheltered spot where one can enjoy God’s creation without the distracting alterations man’s presence often creates.

We spent Mother’s Day afternoon in one such location: the Coaticook Gorge. Though it is a well-known tourist attraction, sporting the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, as well as being a hydropower plant, this lovely park is a relatively easy place to forget that the city is right next door. My favourite spot on our hike was the place we could get right down on the river to skip stones and photograph the little waterfalls with a backdrop of jagged cliffs.


And yes, on May 11th, there was still snow around.


A few highlights from our time there…

And of course there are the photographer photos…

We look forward to more such family times.


“How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Psalm 133:1

Happy Father’s Day!

“A child is like an axe. Even if it hurts you, you still carry it on your shoulder.” (African Proverb) I think my father had more like a chain saw in me. I believe fathers are one of the most powerful forces in our culture. And how grateful I am for my father! How much I owe to him! He has instructed me faithfully in God’s Word and been a good example to me of a godly father.

Daddy, thank you so much for the time you have invested in my life. I am so grateful that God gave you to me as a father. I have been inspired by your persistence in becoming more like Christ even when the going is difficult. I have been encouraged by your perseverance in what is right even when the pathway is hard. And you have carried me on your shoulder – giving me higher glimpses into the truth and ways of God’s Word.

Because of your good example in your daily walk with the Lord I have come to love the Lord as my Heavenly Father. You have pointed me to Him for answers to questions, solutions to problems and strength in the hour of temptation. Thank you!