Sunday, March 2, 2014

Your Voice - My Voice

My Blogger friend Shelley from Texas made a recording of her voice..
Its marvelous and I enjoyed hearing her speak, so much, that I made a recording in return.

I read your words, I see your pictures, but I have never met you or heard your voice, accept for one lady. So, if you want to hear me:  HEAR MY VOICE
And... why don't you record your voice for me in return?
Lets give each other a joyful surprise.

The Subject is, What makes you laugh in your part of the world?
I can't wait to hear from you all.


Monday, December 16, 2013

On Eagles Wings..

How many of you are winding down from the year, and getting ready for Christmas?
It has been a busy 2013 for me and I feel weiry.
My body is slowing down and I am not able to run and work as I once did.
I look back and reminiscence and can't believe I just came through all those modules in Bible College. Gee it was hard work, there was so much to learn but I have loved it.
My Pastor asked me if I would return and complete the Diploma next year.
But the hardest part for me was sitting in a hard chair for hours on end.
My back hurt and made me feel ill. I wish I had done this course years earlier when my memory was sharper and I could balance the study and my work at home with ease..

I hate to do nothing next year, so I may do the Diploma part-time, I am still weighing it up in my mind.
Are you like me and just devour learning?  I thrive on it.
Now I must pray and ask God, "please show me what I am to do next?"
I am reminded of that verse....
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40;31

Happy Christmas to all from The Land of Oz...
Lets look to God for our future.....and shine His Love on all.
                                                  Have a BLESSED CHRISTMAS.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Waiting

I am sure like me, you get tired of  WAITING..
There always seems something we have to WAIT for.

I know my Bible, but I was surprised about some of the WAITS people experienced there.
I am sure if I had been Abraham and Sarah, I would have been very sure the promise wasn't coming.

So if you have been praying for ages and haven't seen a result.
Don't give up and don't loose heart, because God is working it out.

Hebrews   11:13-16                                                                                                                               
 All these people were still living by faith when they died. 
They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. 
And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.  
People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.  
If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.  
Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. 
Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

JET SKI DANGERS

JET SKI or DEATH SKI

I have written about this on  ReadWave and consider it VERY important information to understand the repercussions of Jet Ski's. 

Going out for a bit of fun in the sun, is not always safe and can even end up horrific.
So CLICH HERE and read of my own personal experience with this as a Registered Nurse. 

I spent one day on a Brain Injury Unit with never a desire to return.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

HEAVEN

Won't it be wonderful to go to Heaven.

That which is imperfect, will then be made whole.

We don't know the day or the hour, so we need to be ready.
That is, to keep our faith and not to loose it.

Revelation 21:4  
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

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 Revelation 22:1-5   
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. 
The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.  
No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 
They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 
And night will be no more. 
They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.


At four years of age, Akiane visited Heaven.
She was a home schooled child and her parents were NOT Christian.
So it was a surprise for her family to hear what she had to tell them.
At nine years old she painted this picture of JESUS...
                                            
                                                          PRINCE of PEACE.
 Isn't it amazing... she had to have Spiritual Help. 
And her parents are now Believers. 

http://www.akiane.com/home

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Sydney Opera House. - Australian 2013 Bush Fires.

The Sydney Opera House is celebrating its fortieth Anniversary, so I am posting photos of it as shown in the Festival of Lights.
Since I grew up in New South Wales where Sydney is the capital city, I used to enjoy a nice Ferry boat ride on the harbour. The views are spectacular and just looking at these photos makes me want to go and see it again.
 




I am still working hard at Bible College. 
My memory is not as good as it could be so I am not finding the exams easy.
I guess I need to realise my age.

 And, the Bush Fires are still flourishing in New South Wales. They are not close to Sydney but hundreds of acres have perished and many homes with a few lives.

Our kangaroos are fast enough to escape danger.

But the koala's don't fare as well.

In case you don't know? Koala's get their fluid supply from the gum leaves, they have
to be extremely thirsty to drink like this little fellow.

To all of our brave Firies (fire fighters)....may God protect you.


Some overseas News reports say that the whole of Australia is on fire..
Not True.....  We are a big country and bigger than many people realise.















Sunday, October 13, 2013

Alan Jackson - At the Deni Ute Muster

I can't remember when I first heard Alan Jackson sing, or found out that he and his family were Christians.
When my daughter asked me what she could buy for me last Christmas, I replied, Alan Jackson singing Precious Memories... these are old time hymns.


I have almost worn that CD out from playing it.
Then I heard he was to visit Australia.
I have never been to listen to an overseas artist in person. In fact, I have only ever been to hear one Australian singer. So when Ray said, why don't we go, I was so excited.
We decided on attending the Deni (Deniliquin) Ute Muster.
I have never been to a Muster before either so this was going to be a first.
Our weather in Queensland is mostly humid, and I had forgotten how cold New South Wales could be. Thankfully I packed us a coat each and we were hardly out of them, especially at night.
Now we had expected to arrive at the venue a couple of days early and be allowed in!
Not so.... 
Everyone lined up in various vehicles and camped outside the main entrance. We were told the gates would open at 6am on the Friday and that then the rush to get in would commence.

That's a black Ute to the right side, its pulling a camper trailer that turns into a huge tent.

 



Once inside it was a good kilometre to the camping ground and finding the best place to park. Hopefully close to toilets and showers..
We parked under the shade of a tree as the days began to warm up with the nights still cold.


Behind us were two men each in their own 4dw tents (fitted to the vehicle roof).


We had porta Loo's and Showers, that proved a good place to meet other ladies and get information.
I discovered, after much searching and people waiting outside, that there was a pedal in front of the toilet bowl that you stepped on to flush...LOL 

There was so much going on, with rides, bull riding championships, an old Ute museum, stage entertainment, outdoor clothing and hats, plus a Ute Competition.
Here is one Holden Ute.


It was amazing how they drove in a figure 8, having to stay within the perimeter to prove their skills.

These seats made out of drums fascinated me, with a outdoor gas heater.

Then on the second night, the Star of Star, Alan Jackson sang...we were all enthralled.

Its sad when something great ends, but we had the wonderful photos and memories to carry back home.
Because it is spring here now, hundreds of kangaroos, emu and sheep with their young kept wandering onto the road.



Then we saw this sign..

And later on an Outback highway we had to stop and give way to hundreds of cattle on a drive from north to south. The incredible thing was only two Jackaroo Drovers managed the whole team with the help of lead stock horses wearing bells to guide and dogs coming up the rear.


Yes it was a great experience, but its also good to get back home.








Thursday, October 10, 2013

STEADFAST SAVOIR

 

No matter who else may disappoint you....
No matter who leaves you abandoned and forlorn.
Still I bore the Cross I did not cringe away from the only path that would give you liberty
I did not retreat halfway through and leave the Cross to you.
I did not say in word or deed, you were not worth the cost.
So when others leave you bereft on the dark dusty road of life do not ever believe you are all alone,
for it is not true.


I remember what I have done for you I remember the blood and pain and wrenching from My Father
I remember the joy of knowing you would  at last taste the freedom I paid for
The agony was well worth the Prize.

Author Unknown



Friday, August 9, 2013

Lawrence of ? Australia

I am flat out trying to catch up to my Bible College Studies.
So this is just a bit of fun to bring a smile.

You never know what you will see in the Outback.

Two ships of the dessert pass on a lonely 300klm stretch of road between Jundah and Windorah.
One vehicle has the horse power of a V8 and the 130litre fuel tank. The other relies on 2 camel power and four humps of fuel.
By Queensland Police. 



The Ferrel Camels herded for use in the Oz Outback.