Friday, August 17, 2007

We' Like To Introduce You To....

Our new website! We have been working on this for some time and Mike Todd has spent a lot of time and energy getting our new site up and running, and drawing together everyone who needed to participate in this project. There will be much more to come and new updates on a regular basis. Our friend David duChemin has done some amazing photography for us.

Please have a look and we would love to hear your comments here at Linwood House Ministries.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Linwood Art Experience.2


The Art Experience at Linwood House was more than we could have imagined. Four artists displayed their pieces, or rather 5 artists as we had one very young artist who made exquisite cards, and the community of the Sunshine Coast came out to enjoy a sunny afternoon. Our team of volunteers worked very hard to prepare gorgeous flower arrangements, setting up the art, creating wonderful baked goods, and the full bowls of strawberries and cream added to the Victorian tea/Art in the Garden ambiance. There were over 200 people who responded to the article in the local Coast Reporter and came to mingle. Melodies on the violin greeted guests as they arrived and tunes from the piano inside and a guitarist outside added to the casual air that invited many to linger, visit, meet old and new friends, and to interact with the Board of Directors from Linwood House Ministries.

Thank you to all who participated and contributed to raising funds for Linwood House Ministries.
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Monday, July 09, 2007

Linwood Art Experience


Sunday July 15th, 2007 1 - 5PM

Join us for an afternoon of Art, Music & Refreshments in the garden setting at Linwood House in Roberts Creek.

Talented local artists will display and sell original artwork.

Water colour paintings by Yzabelle DeLisle Milton
Stone Sculptures by Roland DeWilde
Acrylic Paintings by Fran Ovens
Oil Paintings by Douglas Rae

3144 Linwood Road
Roberts Creek, BC
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Friday, June 29, 2007

Hoping for Summer

We are all dreaming of summer here on the Sunshine Coast! There were a few days of summer early this month but that has been about it.

There is a lot of working happening around Linwood to make it very beautiful as there are several friends using Linwood House as the place to celebrate their wedding. Next weekend our friend Jeni will be married here. She has often been here as prayer support for The Journey, and now she will be coming to celebrate her new life. Flowers have been planted and they are well watered due to all the rain! There will be two more weddings in early September, one of which is my own, so for summer to arrive and linger here for a few months would be a most welcome arrival.
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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ponderings for Today

My Lord,
Draw aside these veils I have made
Interwoven and fashioned with the many fragments of my fears.
That I might glimpse Your Ancient Form upon the inner road of mine.
Where Wisdom reigns and Silence guards the Way to heavens gate.

May my heartbeats walk with a measured step.
May I see with Inner Eye.
Those gleaming forms of radiant Light upon this
Holy Way.

And perhaps at Journeys end when I turn to look upon the bitter and the sweet.
No vain regret will dim my eyes or diffuse the Light, upon
this my
Damascus Way.

raleigh michael smith - 1987


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Reminder on Community

If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight. I will always show you where to go. I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places—firm muscles, strong bones. You'll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry. You'll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past. You'll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community liveable again. Isaiah 58:10-12(TM)

Thanks Dwight for this reminder.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Delicate Blossoms

She lives on the streets, works the streets, and carries her defenses in a tough outer shell. At "the spa", part of the Journey program, her nails were cleaned and painted while being held in tender hands. Her hair was cut and trimmed with care by one who has suffered her own losses yet poured in love as she worked. Then she sat down and had her make up applied by one who loves to help women find the beauty within. As she took the mirror and gazed as her new hair, her eyes took in the reflection and she said "Oh my, I feel like a beautiful woman- not like a tramp". Mine were not the only eyes that filled with tears as we saw a beautiful pure blossom open up for us all to see!
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