Osoyoos to Rock Creek

A Place to Call Home

Distance: 61 km
Ascent: 1165 m
Cycling time: 4 hours 37 minutes

All the way down the Okanagan valley, people kept saying, “you do know about the mountain at the bottom – don’t you…?!”. Well, I do now. And I have to say, it wasn’t nearly as bad as the Coquihalla. But maybe that’s just because the sun was shining this time. Or perhaps because I wasn’t trying to do this mountain pass on my first day back after several weeks of sitting on buses… In any case, Anarchist Mountain is slightly shorter than the Coquihalla in both height and horizontal distance, and the road is so much quieter that I was able to dance my way up a good part of the ascent 🙂 (Climbing hills on a trike is such a leisurely and relaxed affair that it’s safe to take your hands off the handlebars for much of…

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Nehemiah 8:10 (KJV) ~ For the joy of the LORD is your strength.

My thought for today

Nehemiah 8:10 (KJV) ~ For the joy of the LORD is your strength.


He gives you a joy which is unspeakable, a joy that over flows, a joy which keeps you going inspite of hardship and through the trials of life. His joy is a joy which the world can neither understand, nor can it take away from the saints of God, for you have something in which to be joyful, and that is the fact that in Him you have a new life. When someone asks you why you are smiling, why you seem so happy, why you sing with joy, you can tell them, “I sing because I am happy, I sing because I am free, I sing because I have a new life in Jesus. I sing because I am saved, sanctified, Holy Spirit filled, Jesus on my mind, I have a new life!”

The Bible…

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Anne of Bohemia, Queen of England

The Freelance History Writer

Anne of Bohemia and her husband King Richard II of England Anne of Bohemia and her husband King Richard II of England

King Richard II’s first wife Anne has the distinction of being the only English queen from Bohemia. The marriage was a by-product of the schism within the Papacy in the fourteenth century. When the young Anne came to England, one of the chroniclers described her as a “scrap of humanity”.

Anne was born on May 11, 1366 in Prague. She was the eldest daughter of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia and his fourth wife, Elizabeth of Pomerania. Much of Anne’s childhood was spent in the Hradschin Palace in the newly transformed and prosperous city of Prague. Emperor Charles had built new districts as well as the Cathedral of St. Vitus and a university. Anne was mostly under the care of her step-brother Wenceslaus at court, where she received an education and most likely witnessed the…

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Jesus’ Example of Vulnerability

The Wilkey Way

I have been reading through a couple of books lately, one being Strong Women Soft Hearts by Paula Rinehart. I picked it up at a conference bookstore that we went to in December and I have to confess I was relunctant to read it at first. Although I love a good book on how to be a more Godly woman, this one reminded me of the stereotypical, more like “self help” rather than hard Biblical truth, books for women that leave you with a a couple of actions points and a warm fuzzy. I have been very pleasantly surprised. Paula (used undoubtedly by the Lord) has challenged me to examine my heart in several areas. Today, it was the area of vulnerability. I’ve been in small group Bible studies long enough to hear it said over and over that vulnerability is good and the only way for a small group…

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H2O Mop Ultra is green, safe eco-friendly way to clean your kids toys

What I like

H2O mop Ultra is a tree in one steamer which use only the power of water (h2o) for cleaning. The steamer hit the water and create power steam of steams that can clean dirt, remove stains and kill germs with out using any chemicals dangerous detergent. The H2o mop ultra has 3 functions in one machine:

  1. floor steamer

  2. carpet steamer (you just need to add the carpet glide which come with the steam mop)

  3. hand-held steamer

I find the hand-held steamer great for cleaning and disinfecting my kids toys. I feel safe knowing they won’t touch or lick any chemicals of their toys after I clean them. I also like to clean the floor with h2o mop steamer, so when my baby curl on it no dangerous chemicals getting in her mouth.

You can find more details here: www.h2omopultra.com

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