Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Water Lilies

Grandma Snyder

Monday, 17 October 2016

Unchangeable Mindsets

Getting children to try a new food we often bump into an unchangeable mindset. 

Child: “I hate broccoli”
Parent: “You have never tried broccoli”
Child: “I don’t care I hate broccoli”

And without gentle guidance children are at risk of holding this unchangeable mindset well into adulthood no matter how irrational it maybe.

Be mindful of positions where you are not prepared to explore the possibility of change.

Challenge yourself as to the reason. 

You desire to not change your mind maybe very valid and 
you maybe surprised at your motivation as well.

Be open to the possibility of change and keep growing.

Grandma Snyder


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Lord Is Your Keeper

We can not know the mind of God nor should we pretend to.

God reveals himself to each of us through the moments of our lives as our need dictates.  If only we make space in our lives to know God’s will for us.

Too often our personal desires, and thoughts take up all the space in our daily lives, our thoughts are too loud and block out the still quiet voice of our Lord.

And worse than that we pretend to know the mind of God and we bend scripture and our faith to come in line with our personal desires and wants.

Here is the problem our desires are rooted in human understanding, and are motivated by human experiences of pleasure, pain, love, hate, greed, lack and competition.

Psalm 121:7 reminds us that it is our eternal souls that God is protecting for all eternity, not necessarily our human experiences.

And when we are mindful in the moments of our lives, of God’s presence, of God’s voice, we find that we are content and filled with joy not matter human experience that we find ourselves in – we have all that we need, we are full.

Following all of scriptural rules and not being mindful of God in our daily lives  we are putting our eternal souls at risk.  

We are placing ourselves in the position of assuming we know the mind of God.

Living in a state of mindfulness for God’s hand in our lives we are humbling ourselves to his will.  

We come to know our Lord as our keeper, we will know we are safe in God’s hands.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Lectionary scriptures Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14-5:5, Luke 18:9-14.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Bullet Journal

Late in June while looking through my Facebook feed I came upon a post about bullet journaling.  

Hayley had posted her new weekly spread and as an avid journaler I was very interested.  Hayley directed me to the Bullet once there I watched the introductory video and was convinced that I was going to try bullet journaling.

The founder of bullet journaling has Attention Deficit as I do and he set about developing an analog system to keep track of anything he/you might want to.  

As I age the digital tracking systems I keep are getting less and less effective as I am tracking more and more things.

 I was getting lost in all of the things that I am tracking!

Next I started following bullet journalers and found that doodling, writing practice, cursive writing practice, water colours, art, conventional journaling and anything you might write/draw on paper.

Back in the 1980’s I started putting indexes in my journals because I started to write down things I wanted to remember, to track - bullet journaling fits well into how I organize my ideas and thoughts.

If you are interested take a look at the bullet journal website and if you are interested by a journal, look around and start writing.

As the website states Bullet Journaling is
“The analog system for the digital age”

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Metal Comes Alive Part Three - The Eagle

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

The pieces of art can be found at 
2631 Herrgott Rd. St. Clements, Ontario Canada N0B 2M0
We found them on a holiday Monday country drive

Monday, 3 October 2016

I am becoming

Want to feel and enjoy your age, go on a camping vacation!

At home where all is comfortable and familiar we feel younger in our 30’s instead the reality of being in our 60’s.

Don’t get us wrong we have enjoyed our camping trip every much and at different times we have known ourselves to be physically older then our psychological ages.

There were the hikes that turned out to be too long.

The campsites too far from the bathrooms.


All of the trip and fall hazards that snag feet and sent us sprawling when feet were not lifted high enough.

There were also times when the wisdom of our ages deepened our experience.

Taking the time to sit in a church, to meditate being mindful the sounds, smells and spiritual energy that these places of history hold.

Ignoring the pool and hot tub to walk the streets around us, opening up our experience of a city or town being able to say hello to strangers.

Seeking out local grocery stores to fill our cooler with healthy foods to make as we travelled, allowing us to by passing the fast food restaurants for leisurely lunches at wayside rest station.

We like this Lewis Carol quote because it speaks to our understanding of life that we are constantly becoming as long as we stay open to all the experiences that life presents.

Laughing when we trip and fall, and remembering to lift up your feet next time.

Enjoying the beauty of a star filled sky at 3:00 am as you walk hand in hand to the bathroom.

Sitting down and resting as often as you need too on this walk of life and 
never, never stop walking!

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Grandpa and Grandma go camping

It stopped raining in Salt Lake City mid morning on Saturday so once again we ventured out walking and walk we did.  Ever corner presented something new to experience.  As you can see it was cool after the rain, not a problem because there were many outdoor cafes to enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea.  

Again sorry for the poor formatting posting at a cafe from my iPod we will clean all this up when we get home.

Grandma Snyder

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Grandpa and Grandma go camping

The Internet is very poor so posting is problematic.  We are sitting in a mall with Internet now so will post some of the photographs we have taken today.

On a rainy day what would you have except ice cream. 

A photograph from temple square in Salt Lake City. 

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls