Changing Vista

Just a passing thought………

This year seems to have passed so quickly.  Does anyone else feel that way?

Spring and summer have been and gone in the blink of an eye, and now, we are experiencing snowfalls and squalls.

I am not a lover of the Canadian winter weather.  Ice and snow, I do not consider a Pat-friendly combination.  The reason for this is that I have been a recipient of broken bones due to icy pavements.

However, the beautiful vistas around me, and above me, are always a delight, despite the weather.


In springtime I love watching the snow melt; birds returning and new greenery appearing.

The summertime is lush; green and colorful with trees and flowers in bloom wherever my eyes rest.  Border (1)



The skies and cloud formations also take on different characteristics with the changing air masses and humidity, icy blasts or sultry southern airflows.  I can become hooked on watching the skies.  My computer contains hundreds of photographs – all of which are unique.


Now though, I look outside on this cold blustery day and see only bare branches, empty flower beds, and frozen water on the birdbaths.  Sigh!

I find it hard to acclimatize to cold temperatures.  I am obviously living in the wrong earth zone, because cold is what Canada dishes out at this time of year.

Truth is that I do love the country, and it’s freedom and peace and magnificent natural spaces.  We live in a quiet neighbourhood; have great neighbours too.

While the vistas change with the weather and the seasons, I accept that my (attitudinal) vistas must do the same.

God’s beauty is all around us to enjoy – if we take the time to stop and do that.

Hope you can manage to do just that.

Meantime, take care and watch your step out in the frigid conditions of this land.  Not long before spring returns!









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Review for God, Please Rewire My Madfats

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God, Please Rewire My Madfats (How to Change Your Life) by James Bars, & co-author Blake Bars, will seem inadequate in describing the contents of this book.  Why?  Because within its pages lies a wealth of information, as well as valuable advice that if adhered to can not only change hearts, it will surely change lives too.

James Bars is a Human Behavior Consultant and Christian Counselor.  His directives deliver a plethora of issues that I feel most of us can identify with.  Then, he suggests how we can overcome and resolve them, with God’s divine help and by our own hard work and discipline.  A step-by-step guide if you will.

There are links to helpful websites and practice pages to assist us in a day-by-day effort to overcome whatever our challenges might be. His very direct approach and down to earth explanations make one feel he is sitting in the same room explaining how to make the necessary adjustments to our motives, desires, feelings, actions, and thoughts.

It is a book to satisfy lay persons as well as academics, and all in between.

I found it to be a valuable personality, behavioral, spiritual growth guide, written in a format that most will understand, and process.

I found his exercises on self-examination very revealing, and I definitely want to follow all the steps to redirect my own MadFats.

God, Please Rewire My Madfats is a very worthwhile read, and I am eager to experience the change that the daily written exercises will bring.

Highly recommended for those wishing to change their thinking.