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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Visiting Saskatchewan and Words of Wisdom Wednesday

The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him. ~William McGill
How often in our relationships with people do we do all of the talking, seldom stopping to listen to what the other person has to say. Listening is a fine art. Often I spend time worshipping and praising the Lord then I bring all of the needs to Him, but I seldom stop to hear His still small voice speaking to me. The quote that I am using today, has given me cause to stop and think. I realize that I need to spend more time just listening to Him. I know He is interested in my needs and in the needs of the people that we serve in our church and community, but I am going to stop and listen to Him far more often. How about you?

We had to make a quick trip to Saskatchewan, our neighboring province here in Canada, because my husband's grandmother passed away. She was 89 years old, had lived a good life and she left behind a great many people who loved her dearly. I never did have a chance to get to know her, but my husband was very close to her when he was a boy.
This is small town Manitoba, Neepawa is such a sweet little tree lined town on Highway 16, on the was to Saskatchewan. Isn't that a wonderful name, named by the natives, I assume.
The day was cloudy, but nothing could diminish the glow of the Canola fields.
A small village in Saskatchewan had such a pretty little church along the highway, and I just had to get a quick picture of it.
This is our adorable little nephew. My husband's sister and brother-in-law's little one. He is almost two and he is holding onto the tailgate of his dad's pickup. Isn't he a cutie?

We spent most of our time in Prince Albert, a fair sized city, but we didn't take any pictures of it. These next photoss are of Saskatoon. It is built along the South Saskatchewan River and is very picturesque.

A beautiful old hotel, barely showing above the shrubbery.
I knew that Saskatchewan had more than flat land, here is their ski hill. Mt. Blackstrap is a man made mountain, and is located in Blackstrap Provincial Park. In the winter it offers downhill and cross-country skiing, in the off season it has hiking trails.
A gorgeous old church in Saskatoon.

There are a few hills and valleys between Saskatoon and Regina, I got a quick pic of this. My camera took some fairly good pictures, considering that we were roaring along at 110 km/per hour!

Hope you enjoyed our tour of Saskatchewan, be sure to check out what else Susan had to offer over at A Southern Daydreamer! Thank you again Susan for hosting this blog party, I for one enjoy it very much!
Have a great week,



Debbie @ said...

Wow, what great pictures. I think when I was very little I actually went to Saskatchewan with my parents. I don't remember much. But your pictures are just great. Thanks for joining along today.

Denise said...

I've never seen Saskatchewan, those are great pictures.

RobinfromCA said...

I love the sentiment at the top of your blog. The little ones in our church sing about listening to the still small voice so that "when you have to make a choice, He will guide you, always." Your pictures are lovely. I've actually never traveled in Canada - which is a shame. It's on my travel bucket list!

Queen B. said...

Wow..what a great tour !!!!!

Pam said...

I have never been to Saskatchwan, but those pictures are lovely.
I really enjoyed your thoughts about listening. I am very guilty of that as well, but am trying to do better when I pray.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Cindy, very thoughtful message and one that I needed. Thanks for that and for your kind comments on my post today. Have a good rest of the week!

Cindy said...

Hi Cindy,
Beautiful pics! I've been to Canada several times but not to Saskatchewan. Needs to go on my travel list! Cindy

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Be Still and know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10...One of my most favorite verses.

Hi Cindy,
I truly enjoyed this post and my visit. Thank you for coming over to A Petite Cottage and for your lovely comment. Hope you will come and visit again. Have a wonderful day!