Saturday, 28 November 2015

How not to chase the wind #hope #wisdom #life #satisfaction

No matter who we are, and what we do in life,
There is only one way to find what we are looking for, and be completely satisfied,
And who would know this better than King Solomon (I think the wisest man who ever lived)

Watch Bill Hybels on the subject of being satisfied

"All we do crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see" - Kansas

This song reminds me of King Solomon when he says everything is meaningless
See Ecclesiastes 1-2 

"All we do crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see"

Get Dust in the Wind by Kansas, on iTunes

Friday, 27 November 2015

Listening to some of my favourite hymns

Immortal, Invisible, GOD Only Wise

"To all life thou givest, to both great and small,
In all life thou livest, the true life of all,
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish but naught changeth thee"

To GOD be the Glory

" ... To every believer the promise of GOD,
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives"

O GOD, Our Help in Ages Past

"Before the hills in order stood, or earth received its frame,
From everlasting thou art GOD, to endless years the same"

Monday, 23 November 2015

Listening to Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) while cooking drumsticks with potatoes and coconut

Peeling the outer skin of the drumsticks since they are bitter

Cutting potatoes and drumsticks to similar size (so that they cook in the same time)

In addition to the cumin seeds, red chilly and onions shown below, I also added turmeric powder, 
a little salt,
and grated coconut of course!

Cook the potatoes (with turmeric) for a few minutes before adding the drumsticks and coconut
Makes the potato look yellow, in addition to the health benefits of turmeric!

Meanwhile, Inside is a song from Jethro Tull's third album, Benefit released in 1970

Btw, Ian Anderson, Mark Knopfler, and Gordon Lightfoot, 
have played a vital role in my cooking, and painting for over thirty years! 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

#Art #Painting Children at the Well, Fort William, Canada

Many years ago, we travelled to Fort William on the Kaministiquia River in Ontario

The children were thirsty and wanted water ...

Children at the Well, Fort William, Canada
24"x36" oil painting on canvas

Saturday, 21 November 2015


Harvesting bottle gourds in the backyard

And hanging them to dry outdoors through the winter

Hopefully they will be ready for some artwork in the spring of 2016!

Growing up in Africa, we used to refer to this as a calabash instead of 'gourd'

Did you know bottle gourds have been around for thousands of years?
Here is a little history behind the calabash (or bottle gourd if you prefer)

Thursday, 19 November 2015


I looked up to the sky thinking ...
And then these words came to me ...

"I lift up my eyes to the mountains 
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
 indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore." - Psalm 121

Monday, 16 November 2015


What we are experiencing today, was predicted by Jesus more than 2000 years ago

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Hawk in the backyard

Sorry, it's not a clear picture
(It was taken through two windows)

We saw this hawk dive and pick up a cardinal this morning.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


A good friend of mine sent me this verse, and I just want to share it with you, 
especially if you are in need!