Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Sparrow


Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?

Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your father.

And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

So don't be afraid ; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Matthew 10:29-31



Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,

Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,

When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:

His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;

His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me


I sing because I’m happy,

I sing because I’m free,

For His eye is on the sparrow,

And I know He watches me.


Let not your heart be troubled, His tender word I hear,

And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;

Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;

His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;

His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.


Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,

When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,

I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;

His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;

His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.


I believe this is an old hymn_ I am not sure who wrote it

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Things We Can Learn From A Dog

April 26/2008


Jesse in Blue

Photo taken by Dianne and enhanced_My Dog Jesse


  1. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.

  2. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

  3. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

  4. When it is in your best interest, always practice obedience.

  5. Let others know when they have invaded your territory.

  6. Take naps and always stretch before rising.

  7. Run, romp and play daily.

  8. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

  9. Be loyal.

  10. Never pretend to be something your not.

  11. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

  12. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

  13. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

  14. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

  15. Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do.

  16. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

  17. When you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

  18. No matter how often you are criticized, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends.

Authur Unknown

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Monday, April 21, 2008




When Jesus says, "Come to me," he doesn't say come to religion, come to a system, or come to a certain doctrine. This is a very personal invitation by God, an invitation to the Saviour.

In essence, Christianity is nothing more , nothing less than a desire and an effort to see Jesus. That's all it is.

We are trying to catch a glimpse of a man, not a program, not a plan, not a system, not a doctrine. We are trying to see a man who called himself the Son of God.

Our God is not aloof ---he is not so far above us that he can't see and understand our problems. Jesus isn't a God who stayed on the mountaintop --- he is a Savior who came down and lived and worked with the people. Everywhere he went, the crowds followed, drawn together by the magnet that was --- and is --- the Savior.

The life of Jesus Christ is a message of hope, a message of mercy, a message of life in a dark world.


Blessed Lord and God, we come to you, aware that you pierced our world. You (God), became flesh, you dwelled among us, you saw us in our fallen state, you reach in and pulled us out. You offered us salvation, you offered us mercy . And we are ever thankful.

Author Unknown

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Shorts to Snow Pants???


Shorts to Snow Pants???_ Hopefully Not!_ LOL. :)

Good Morning one and all. It is a beautiful day to be alive! Yesterday it got up to 27C, here. Had to go scrambling to find something cool to wear. Hopeful it isn't shorts today and snow pants tomorrow. LOL. I tried on some of my summer clothes and found I need to shed about 5-10 lbs. grrr...,I don't like that too much but I shall not complain. It has been a looooooooooog you know what and now it is time to get out walking....walking and some more walking. That and biking usually works for me if I don't go hog wild on the grill, if you know what I mean.

Well it looks like another sunny day is upon us here in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Hope you all have a wonderful day. If you are not fortunate enough to have the warm, sunny day where you are at; Here is hoping the Son is shining in your hearts. And, no that is not a spelling mistake. As you know I am not a stranger to spelling mistakes or slips of my fingers from my keyboard.

Well I need to go shopping and see if I can pick up some threads (clothes) to do me until I shed those extra pounds and then maybe I will go biking. Take Jesse for a walk and just chillax on my deck with hubby and my best fuzzy , wuzzy friend Jesse. Hot Blessings to you all. Dianne

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Treasures In My Back Yard














Rain Drops Captured In A Web In My Backyard


I would love to be able to travel all over the world and take beautiful pictures. I did do some traveling in my youth, but I didn't have a camera. Now I do what I do within my means. I have learned to be content with who I am and where life takes me. To be honest I would rather have my camera, than to travel the world without it.

God has given me eyes to see the Beauty that surrounds me. Often times it is in my own back yard.

Dianne © dsphotocats

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Natures Diamonds and Little Treasures

April 13



The Beauty Of Spring Rain


Brings New Growth


And New Life


Sometimes we struggle through the dreary days of grey skies and cold wet miserable days and we are tempted to complain

Take Heart for  Tomorrow you may find the reason when you see the Diamonds and little treasures hanging from a tree!

Apr.2008, There are only buds on my tree but I know it won't be long. I am Smiling Smile

(These photo's were taken through by bathroom window, screen and all, hand held, 28-200 lens)

Dianne © dsphotocats

Friday, April 11, 2008

Going Quackers and 4 Letter Words



Good Morning one and all. Well I thought since we are all going a little quackers with the weather and all, I would try to make this cheerful and hopefully make you smile. Some of us are getting rain while others are getting that four letter stuff we don't even want to talk about anymore. One thing I know it is a "Great Day" to be Alive. Come to think of it, every day is a great day to be alive!

Now let me see! What to do when the sky isn't blue . Well it is a great day to blog, read a good book, listening to some music, sit by the fireplace, spend time with the ones you love, play with your pets, get a head start on your spring cleaning, so you don't have to do it when it is sunny and warm outside. The list goes on and I realize not all of us can stay inside and avoid the you know what. Alas, some of us must go to work. There is another one of those 4 letter words. This is kinda like playing scrabble with 4 letter words , lol. Well you know I thank God I can go to work today. That means I am not sick, I will meet other people, and I will have a little more money to pay some bills. Now there is a 5 letter word that we don't care for either. My Husband use to say, I am glad I have a morgage to pay, because that means I have a house to live in and someday call my own. I guess we just have to put everything into perspective and Thank God for another day! God Bless you All. I am thankfull for each and every one of you! Love and Prayers DianneSmile

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sunday Choir


Sunday Choir

I heard a choir of Canada Geese , flying over this morning; It was music to my ears

I heard the ducks quacking as I walked by the river; It was music to my ears

I heard the roaring of water as it ran down towards the bay; It too was music to my ears

I saw the sun peaking through my window this morning

I saw the man who loves me

I saw the blue sky

I saw the river flow

I saw as I read my Bible

These are just a few of the things I heard and saw today!

Then I prayed and thanked God for my ears and my eyes and told Him I don't know what I would do if I couldn,t hear or see and He reassured me that if I didn't have these things He would find another way to Bless Me.

Words from the Heart....Written by Dianne /04/6/08

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Cocoon and The Butterfly



IMG_2355 Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 




The butterfly is one of the symbols used most often to signify Easter. Its whole life cycle is symbolic of the meaning of the life of Christ. First, there is the caterpillar, which stands for His life on Earth. Second, comes the cocoon stage, portraying the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. The third and final stage is the beautiful butterfly, representing His raising from the dead in a glorified body.

The Cocoon and The Butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared, he sat and
watched the butterfly for several hours as it
struggled to force its body through that little
hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress.
It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it
could and it could go no farther.
Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so
he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the
remaining bit of the cocoon.
The butterfly then emerged easily.
But it had a swollen body and small, shrivelled
wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly
because he expected that, at any moment, the
wings would enlarge and expand to be able to
support the body, which would contract in time.
Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent
the rest of its life crawling around with a
swollen body and shrivelled wings.
It never was able to fly.
What the man in his kindness and haste did not
understand was that the restricting cocoon and
the struggle required for the butterfly to get
through the tiny opening were God's way of
forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly
into its wings so that it would be ready for
flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need
in our life. If God allowed us to go through
our life without any obstacles, it would cripple
us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.
And we could never fly.
Author Unknown

Monday, March 31, 2008

Highway 41 to Pembroke

March 30/2008

Highway 41 to Pembroke

Here are a few photo's I took along Highway 41 today on my way to Pembroke to see my dad. It takes me 3 hours down and 3 hours back if I don't stop on the way. It doesn't matter how often I travel this road,it is almost impossible for me not to stop along the way. There are many lakes, rivers and streams along the way, not to mention the wildlife that crosses my path.The one deer is walking on the lake and the other deer had crossed over the highway. and was standing by this house on the hill. It makes me wish I lived in the country side . I envy those who live so close to nature. You are limited in the city but like I said before nature is all around us and it is good for us to step out of our surroundings when we can and see the world around us.It makes me appreciate and not take things for granted. When I saw the deer God touched my heart and the first words out of my mouth was, "Oh My God". The feelings were so strong and so wonderful that I couldn't help but Praise God. I had a nice hot cup of tea by the fireplace when I got home and now here I am. I just wanted to say hello to those of you who drop by and wish you all a wonderful weekend with family and friends.        



It Really Is Spring! (From Archives) 2008

March 31

It Really Is Spring!

Good Morning One and All: I woke up this morning to the singing of the birds out side my window this morning but I sensed something was different. No signs of the sun, It was hidden by the clouds. I heard the sound of gentle rain falling softly to the ground. I looked out my window and to my surprise it wasn't all white. In my backyard the grass was peaking through the blanket of snow. As the snow was slowly decreasing I realized, Old Man Winter was slowly slipping away and Spring is on it's way. But wait a minute. The fact  and the Truth of the Matter is that March 20th was the first day of spring. Winter is no more. Things aren't always what they seem. Through our eyes and what we hear may not always be fact. Looks can be deceiving and what we hear untrue. Our feelings sometimes may lead us astray. The signs may not always be visible. In this case I now see the signs. The Truth of the Matter is, "It Really Is Spring". Thank God!   

Thursday, March 27, 2008


March 26/2008


IMG_0107 I woke up to the sound of birds singing outside my bedroom window this morning. Ah I thought to myself, it's spring! My little buddy Jesse immediately got up from his blanky on his part of our king size bed and greeted me with morning kisses. He then leaped to the floor and waited in anticipation for the piece of paper to take to papa to let him know mama was ready for her morning coffee. Ever since my husband, Steve and I got married in 1995, He lovingly brings me my coffee along with a morning kiss. That was his idea not mine. Believe me I'm not complaining. He is a very sweet man. When we got Jesse as a pup in 2002, it wasn't long until he moved up stairs with mama and Papa. He earned that right by being a quick learner and obeying all the rules. Yes he does have us wrapped around his little paw. You can see him in my photo album called Jesse my best dog friend. Well I got up and looked out the window and it looks more like winter than spring but I shall not complain. Yes I am looking forward to warm sunny days, signs of new life and growth, long walks, hiking , biking  and the lists goes on. Jesse is dreaming  of those long walks in the park, chasing squirrels and always putting on the brakes when he catches up to one and letting it scurry up the tree, only to have it turn around and scold him . For Jesse it is lob ball season. For me it is Baseball Season. My favourite team is the Blue Jays. A new season filled with anticipation  and Hope. Could this be the year for us Blue Jay Fans to return to the Glory Years of Victory. Well I have many more thoughts but as usual , little time. It is soon time for me to go to work. One thing I have learned is that you can't complain and be thankful at the same time, so I always strive to be thankful. Blessings to all who read this little tid bit, from Dianne 

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Three Things In Life


Three things
in life that, once gone, never come back -
1. Time
2. Words
3. Opportunity
Three things in life that can destroy a person -
1. Anger
2. Pride
3. Unforgiveness
Three things in life that you should never lose-
1. Hope
2. Peace
3. Honesty
Three things in life that are most valuable -
1. Love
2. Family & Friends
3. Kindness
things in life that are never certain -
1. Fortune
2. Success
3. Dreams
Three things that make a person -
1. Commitment
2. Sincerity
3. Hard work
Three things that are truly constant -
Father - Son - Holy Spirit
I ask the Lord to bless you, as I pray for you today;
to guide you and protect you, as you go along your way.
God's love is always with you, God's promises are true.
And when you give God all your cares,
you know God will see you through.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Photography by Dianne © dsphotocats

March 09/2008


All photographs on this blog are taken by me with much joy and appreciation for God's Creation. It is my hope that these photo's as well as my whole life will bring Honour and Glory to my Lord and Saviour , Jesus Christ. Dianne © dsphotocats

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