Field Trip: Niagara Falls

In the Summer we took our international student to see Niagara Falls.  It was one of those sites that he mentioned that he wanted to see while in Canada.  He was from France and was a nice young man.  We were quite pleased to host him.

We walked up and down and took quite a few pictures, I'll have to show you a few of them.  Here's one where I made the boys line up for a photo to show that YES we were there.  :)
As promised, our view of the falls
The day was hot, and we had seen the Hornblower go up and down a few times, one 16 year smiled and nodded yes please, and one 11 year begged to on the boat.  I wasn't keen on it, but hey... if you are there you might as well right?   It was a long walk up but off we went.

It was so much fun watching the boys.  They both went to the front of the boat and leaned over and got splashed and just filled with grins.  SO WORTH IT!!!   :)

I suspect we'll go again next summer with a student if the Lord so wills.  Depends on where we are and what we'll be doing at that time.   Perhaps we'll do the zipline (at least the boys and dad) when we go.  :)

Days of December - Decorations

When I saw this word prompt on the Homeschool Review Crew's Instagram and it made me think of my tree decorations and how I wanted to share with you some of my favourties.

Moab and Seir corrected for wrong assumption

Continuing my studies in Ezekiel 25, today we do the next few verses.

    [8] “Thus says the Lord GOD: Because Moab and Seir said, ‘Behold, the house of Judah is like all the other nations,’ [9] therefore I will lay open the flank of Moab from the cities, from its cities on its frontier, the glory of the country, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim. [10] I will give it along with the Ammonites to the people of the East as a possession, that the Ammonites may be remembered no more among the nations, [11] and I will execute judgments upon Moab. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
(Ezekiel 25:8-11 ESV)

Do you remember that yesterday the Ammonites were disciplined for laughing at the Israelites for beginning disciplined by God for their scandolous ways before the Lord.   The Lord wanted the Ammonites to know that he is the Lord God.

Today we find Moab and Seir the object of God's attention. Again, the Lord God wants these people to know that "I am the Lord."

Why is Moab and Seir being disciplined?   Because they didn't see that Israel was different than the other nations around them.  They said "Behold, the house of Judah is like all the other nations".   So just like Ammon was given over to the peoples of the East, so will Moab and Seir.

How does this apply to me?
Moab and Seir said things that were untrue about Israel (at least they should have been untrue.   They should have been seen as a special people of God. 

So how am I seen?   Will I cause people to make false assumptions about me or will I stand out as one of God's own?

What do you see in this passage?