If It’s Tuesday…

…this must be Belgium Chilliwack! Do any of you remember that film from the 60’s? Anyhoo my life seems to be on a whirlwind tour right now so I thought this title appropriate. Today Katie and I are on our way to Chilliwack, B.C. (not Belgium)  to pick up a little gift I ordered for my niece’s upcoming bridal shower from Wink’s .  We are meeting up with some special residents of Chilliwack for lunch while we are there!

These next photos have nothing to do with our trip North across the line. These are random shots, one from the past and new photos from what is springing up around this old house.

It seems I have always wondered what to do with my hands when someone is taking a photo of me. This is a photo from the 50’s in front of our home on Oak Street in Pico Rivera, California.

What a fun surprise to see these on Monday morning. I sort of remember replanting them from containers I had inside last Spring. Are they Narcissus?

My Lenten Rose never ceases to delight! What an appropriate name as it always blooms during Lent!

Such a humble plant with it’s face looking down. I have to get on my knees to take photos…another appropriate stance for this season and always!

More than usual this season of Lent has brought some significant sorrow to the door of friends and to us. We stand with them in hope for better days ahead and ultimately for the Hope we have as believers for what Christ has done for us and what He promises us.

My dear sister-in-law Nina who passed away in 1993 from complications due to Cystic Fibrosis had these verses highlighted in her personal journal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Praying for God’s light to shine through his presence in us to the world around us.

Hoping your week is going well and that you have hope for your future…

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

22 thoughts on “If It’s Tuesday…

  1. What lovely glimpses of your Lenten Rose. Ours are no where near blooming over here. But there is still time. Easter comes very early this year, yes?

    I pray that the Lord will give all strength, in this situation you mentioned. A verse came to mind:

    Hebrews 6:19
    We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain …

  2. Oh it sounds as if there will be great fun today with the Canadian Cousins. I enjoyed reading about the Lenten Rose…inspiring and truly lovely.

  3. Enjoy your visit to Chilliwack which I know you will.. My Lenten rose is nearly bloomed out. I hadn’t thought before about the position of the flowers being an example of humility and prayer. Consider the lilies…

  4. I visited Winks last summer, for the first time, while visiting my parents who live in Chilliwack. Have a fun time browsing there! Your Lenten rose is so beautiful, and you’ve shared some beautiful thoughts about how it inspires you.

  5. Your lenten rose is so beautiful!!! I wish I could grow that here. What a sweet, sweet picture of you!! I have not seen that movie but it sounds like a good one. Have fun in Chilliwack with your Katie and say hi to Kathy for me at Winks!

  6. Oh Ellen B, you’re so lucky to be able to zip across the border like that…green eyes of jealousy hast I…hee hee!
    I hope you have a safe fun trip with Katie!!!
    Beautiful roses and a beautiful verse. I had to copy and paste it elsewhere “-)
    xoxo cori g.

  7. Two very different valleys…the beautiful Fraser Valley where “celebrations” will be happening, all the while holding up your friend in prayer as they go through a dark valley of life. May they feel God’s healing power in their life.

  8. I love the lenten rose bush! I got one when my dad passed away during this time six years ago an thought it would be good because it would always bloom at this time. It did not make it through that first or second winter. The verse is also encouraging!

  9. There they are again, those most beautiful Lenten rose, still looking for that colour here. Cute photo of you as a child. I like the new look of your blog, the family photo header is perfect.

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