Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Canada

July 1,2017 marks the 150th birthday for the country I call home,Canada.
I count it a privilege to live in this country.Do I always agree with all the decisions this country and government makes? Most definitely not, but it is still a good place to live. So far we have freedom to worship as we choose and we have decent health care, education opportunities and so much more.

Mandevilla flower about to open.


We were once called The Dominion of Canada and that came from the book of Psalms,chapter 72,verse 8,where it reads,"He shall have dominion from sea to sea".

One of my flower pots.


It is great to know that this country was founded on the Word of God. Unfortunately,today we have strayed far from that standard.



God's Word says that by their fruit you will recognize them,Matthew 7:20
Those of us who profess to follow Christ need to be bearing fruit.


I am proud to be a Canadian,and today as this nation celebrates it's 150th birthday,I whisper an added prayer for the leaders and for all in authority in this fair land.

The words to our National Anthem
O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


15 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful post, Ruth. May God continue to bless both our nations, even though His blessing is often undeserved.

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  2. I have always liked everything I have read about Canada! Your flowers are so beautiful!

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  3. Ruth, Happy Canada Day to you too! I too, am a proud Canadian. I served my country for 30 years and love her very much! I think Canada is the best place and best country, sea to shining sea!

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  4. thisis the first I have heard about the dominion, that is really interesting and I can say ditto for every word you said here, just change Canada to USA.... the photo of the fruit is amazing and I love all the flowers. Happy Canada Day..

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  5. Gorgeous photos! Happy Canada Day, Ruth!

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  6. What a beautiful birthday tribute to Canada. The words and photos were both gorgeous. Happy Canada Day! We're fortunate to have such a country as our neighbor.

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  7. Happy Canada Day. Beautiful words and pictures.

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  8. Thinking of you today and hope your holiday is wonderful. Diane

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  9. Your header is lovely, as are the flowers. Thank you for posting this. We do live in a wonderful country. We are far from perfect, but we do strive to be better, and sometimes we even get it right. Happy Canada 150 day.

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  10. beautiful ruth, enjoy your holiday. i think you must be off for summer as well!!

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  11. These flowers are gorgeous! What a way to say Happy Birthday Canada. No wonder you stay colder up there but you sure find beauty to photograph anyways

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  12. Happy Birthday Canada!! A lovely tribute of colour. I do so enjoy your photos.

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  13. Happy Canada Day! If I did not live in the USA, Canada is where I would want to be.

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  14. Happy Canada Day! A little suprise at the end of your post. I used to live in Labrador- and I learned the song then. Haven't thought about it in years, but as I read it, I realized I knew the words! Have a blessed day!

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  15. Gorgeous....first of all, I LOVE your header!
    And the images that follow are beautiful. I favor the fruit bowl mostly. But, all are mighty fine Ruth!!!

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