Archives for August 12, 2019
Vaseux Lake – the aerial show is over
What Spoiled It?
A few years ago in spring I was admiring the nectarine tree in our yard in Oliver, loaded with blossoms. It was so beautiful! There is a lot of beauty and fruitfulness in this world. The bees were buzzing around the tree, gaining nectar and giving pollination. What a wonderful balance! There are so many intricate, fine-tuned arrangements in nature: orbits of the planets; structure of the atom; cycles of life; processes in physics; laws of chemistry and many more. They are also marvelously complex. There is no such thing as a simple cell. The DNA of one fertilized human cell, which is the size of the period at the end of this sentence, is programmed with instructions that would take a 500 volume encyclopedia to explain how it becomes a baby. All of these things tell us of the great potential that is built into our universe. The possibility of computer technology, rockets, photography, communication systems and a myriad of other inventions have been there since creation waiting to be discovered. WOW!!
Then I went inside and encountered TV news coverage and the newspaper. The picture was spoiled with war, murder, crime, hatred, robberies, violence, etc.
What spoiled this amazing picture? Sin. We are morally out of synch with our Creator and a universe that is beautiful, balanced, complex and brimming with potential. God offers us a way to fit in. “If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation.”
Let’s head for the sunny side.
March 28, 1947 – April 2, 2019
A celebration of life for the late Per Stubban, beloved husband of Ginny Stubban, will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday August 17, 2019 at the Stubban residence, 5456 Snowbrush Street, Oliver, BC.
Please bring a lawn chair, some good stories and your appetite.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Shari Saysomsack Photography
Left to right Myaia Koenig, Kael Koteles, Sharon Grewal and Phat Thai
Friday August 16 7pm Venables Theatre – Speech and Presentation
Saturday August 17 6:30 pm Venables Theatre – Coronation and Awards
Outgoing Oliver Ambassadors
Enola Mills, Jennifer Zepeda, and Avnit Sidhu
Women of Oliver for Women (WOW) and the Oliver Community Arts Council
are co-hosting the
Mad Hats High Tea
at the Roots & Fruits Festival in the
Community hall, Saturday August 17 from 2 – 4 pm.
Terry and Holly are all set with their fancy hats
to serve tea, or help make a “mad hat” with some supplies provided.
$5/person, children under 3 are free. Best Hat prize is available to be had.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 2.6-magnitude earthquake hit 18 km northwest of Oliver at 9:45 a.m.
The depth of the epicenter was listed as 5.9 km and the travel time was listed at .69 seconds.
No confirmation yet from Canadian earthquake watchers.
Reports of a loud bang and a shake of the house in Oliver, Ok Falls, Twin Lakes and Penticton.