Saturday, January 8, 2011

Faith vs Hope

Are the words "faith" and "hope" interchangeable?

Faith ~ confidence or trust in a person or thing
Hope ~ the feeling that what is wanted can be had,
that events will turn out for the best

Should I have faith or should I hope
that Mother Nature will be kind to us
and send spring early this year?

Perhaps I will do both today
as the snow if falling fast
with predictions of 10 - 15 cm (4 - 6 in) by tomorrow morning
and I would suggest by the looks of it outside at the moment
we are half way there...

Hang on to your toques people
it's going to be a cold and windy day!

And for those of you who have been asking me
what a 'toque' is ~ In Canada, toque, or tuque (tōk)
is the common name for a knitwinter hat.
The Canadian English term was assimilated
from Canadian French tuque.

Here's Kurtis in a red toque
when he was a wee baby
(look how cute his little mittens were!!!)
and his black toque a few yeas ago.

Look what you learned today.... :)

Keep warm!

25 comments:

Brian said...

I don't know if they are interchangeable or not...but we're supposed to have snow again late Sunday night into Monday...maybe lots. Y'all keep plenty warm!

Just Who I Am said...

I hope mother nature wil be kind to us and send an early spring ! Please no more snow .It's raining and windy here and it is so cold !Brrr
Have a wonderful weekend
Love Elisabeth

Laurie said...

OK Catherine! I want your snow! Then after that I will be ready for Spring.
Thanks for the hat toque lesson, I never knew!

Tanja said...

Hi Catherine, I hope for you to that spring is coming very soon. Here the snow is gone, and I am waiting for the spring to arrive. But I know I have to waith a little bit longer.
Have a very nice weekend.

Greetz
Tanja

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What you call a toque, I call a toboggan hat.... Aren't languages interesting???

Guess we need to have BOTH hope and faith...

We have LOTS of snow up here this morning. Glad we don't have to get out!!!! It's pretty and the birds are feasting at the feeders and bath.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda R. said...

Burrrr.. Sound so cold. I had no idea what a toque was, I have never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing the meaning with us!

Your photo with the Moon and Sun and the little faith rock look wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

lila Check said...

spring is just around the corner...it will be gorgeous and warmer this year!
have faith and hold on to your toque! ;D
xxx
lila

Sylvia said...

Hello Catherine,
The snow is almost gone here, now we have rain and high wind.
I'm looking forward to Spring !!
How cute Kurtis is in that red toque !
Nice weekend,
Sylvia

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for the info! My son kept using the word toque while we were in Canada. He said his friend had told him what to say while visiting there!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Stay warm, Catherine...Spring will be here soon. I have faith and hope for you.

(((hugs)))

Ann said...

My mother lived in Canada for a short time with her 3rd husband and that's when I learned what the word toque was.
I think having faith and hope together is the best way to go :)
We're getting some of that same snow here, it's been coming down like crazy today

Tamago said...

I hope the mother nature will be kind....I HOPE a lot. Maybe I have to have faith, too :-) The weather forecast said we will have have some snow this weekend as well. Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend!!

It's me said...

I also hope spring is coming soon !!!.....happy weekend.......liefs Ria....xxx....

BeadedTail said...

Thanks for explaining what a toque was! I think you said that word when you were talking about your donations and I didn't know for sure what it was. Sounds much better than stocking cap which is what I grew up wearing. I also didn't have cute little mittens like Kurtis's!

Stay warm!

Tracy said...

Catherine,
Have 'hope' that Mother Nature is kind in delivering the snow and 'faith' that you will survive the winter intact....I like your thinking :)
Take good care and meanwhile, curl up with a cup of tea and a good book :)

S. Etole said...

It's dipping down to -20F here tonight ... thanks for the definition.

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Toque, huh? I call that a winter hat :) I'm gonna start calling it a toque now and Jonathan is going to think I've been scouring the thesaurus again!

Nellie
http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

I hope and have faith that you will stay warm and cozy! Since we live so close to the Canadian border, we get such a mish-mash of lingo :) I knew exactly what you meant!

Kerri said...

Why not have both? And I sure did learn something new today!!
We got a couple inches this weekend too ...... Hurry up Spring!

Lesley said...

Oh yes, an early Spring would be lovely- I keep checking for signd of life in the garden but nothing so far. We are under snow again too!
ps. Now I now what a toque is! We all have them here too but I think we just call them woolly hats!

Lin said...

Uh, I already knew what a toque is thanks to Bob and Doug McKenzie, thank you, very much. ;)

Stacey Dawn said...

BOTH!!! It's what I'm leaning on right now - Faith and Hope!!! Stay woarm with your toque!!! ;o)

ratieh said...

haaa...i hope summer will come soon! i'm sick of all of this rain, esp rain in the morning. sigh.. -___-"

GreatGranny said...

I'm waiting for warm up so I can go to Walmart for Kassey bird food and a feeder.
I learned something new too. Thanks.

Jaime said...

lol...I had such fun looking at the comments for this post...and I knew, I just knew that Bob and Doug were going to make an appearance.
So funny.

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