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Monday, February 28, 2011

Life Philosophy: 10 Thought-provoking Quotations

The meaning of life is to give life meaning.

Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.

If someone seeks advice, give them direction, not correction.

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Therefore don't be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.

You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours.

Even a fool knows you can't reach the stars, but that doesn't stop a wise man from trying.

When an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.

This quote deserves inclusion:
You can do what you want to do. You can be what you want to be.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Amazing Grace Chris Tomlin

for Mum..........


We thought of you today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought of you yesterday
And will tomorrow, too.

We think of you in silence
And make no outward show.
For what it meant to lose you
Only those who love you know.

Remembering you is easy,
We do it everyday.
It's the heartache of losing you
That will never go away.

In Loving Memory Of Clare
Who Went Home To Be With The Lord,
on her 69th birthday,
-27th February 1992 -

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Matthew 22:37-39

“Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’”

hillsong-united All I Need Is You

Friday, February 25, 2011

Spiritual Vitamins, A to Z

Remember to take your vitamins every day!

Anxious? Take Vitamin A. "All things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)

Blue? Take Vitamin B. "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name." (Psalm 103:1)

Crushed? Take Vitamin C. "Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7)

Depressed? Take Vitamin D. "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you." (James 4:8)

Empty? Take Vitamin E. "Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name." (Psalm 100:4)

Fearful? Take Vitamin F. "Fear not, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God." (Isaiah 41:10)

Greedy? Take Vitamin G. "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put unto your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back." (Luke 6:38)

Hesitant? Take Vitamin H. "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns.'" (Isaiah 52:7)

Insecure? Take Vitamin I. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)

Jittery? Take Vitamin J. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." (Hebrews 13:8)

Know nothing? Take Vitamin K. "Know this that the Lord is God, it is He that made us and not we ourselves. (Psalm 100:3)

Lonely? Take Vitamin L. "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:20)

Mortgaged? Take Vitamin M. "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Nervous? Take Vitamin N. "Never, no never will I leave you nor forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5)

Overwhelmed? Take Vitamin O. "Overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21)

Perplexed or puzzled? Take Vitamin P. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." (John 14:27)

Quitting? Take Vitamin Q. "Quit you like men and women, be strong." (1 Corinthians 16:13)

Restless? Take Vitamin R. "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him." (Psalm 37:7)

Scared? Take Vitamin S. "Stay with me, and do not be afraid; for the one who seeks my life seeks your life; you will be safe with me." (1 Samuel 22:23)

Tired? Take Vitamin T. "Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31)

Uncertain? Take Vitamin U. "Understand that I am (the Lord). Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me." (Isaiah 43:10)

Vain? Take Vitamin V. "Vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one. (Acts 5:16)

Wondering what to do? Take Vitamin W. "What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8)

eXhausted? Take Vitamin X. "Exercise thyself rather unto godliness." (1 Timothy 4:7)

Yearning for hope? Take Vitamin Y. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you art with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." (Psalm 23:4)

Zapped? Take Vitamin Z. "Zealous for good deeds." (Titus 2:14


“If you want to make an apple from scratch, you must first create the universe.”

- Carl Sagan

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Prayer for New Zealand Earthquake Victims

Tuesday February 22, 2011

Categories: Breaking News

A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on Tuesday at the height of the workday. The quake toppled buildings, crushing vehicles and killing at least 65 people. Others are injured and some remain trapped.
This earthquake is the second to hit Christchurch, a city of 350,000, in five months. The epicentre was near the city and just 5 kilometres below the surface. It may be one of the country's worst natural disasters.

"God, we pray for the residents of Christchurch. We pray first for calm and a settling of fear. We pray for rescue for anyone still trapped. Give them strength and wisdom for those working to restore order. We pray for healing for those injured and comfort for those who have lost loved ones. In Jesus' name, bless New Zealand in the midst of this tragedy."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Footprints in the Sand wmv.wmv

A little humour for today......

Author Unknown

There are many things that we can do to perk up and strengthen our interpersonal relationships. Yet the most effective involves the saying of just three words. When spoken or conveyed, these statements have the power to forge new friendships, deepen old ones and restore relationships that have cooled. The following three-word phrases can enrich every relationship.


If you have ever had to call a friend in the middle of the night, to take a sick child to hospital, or when your car has broken down some miles from home, you will know how good it feels to hear the phrase "I'll be there". Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we are truly present for other people, important things happens to them and us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally and spiritually. Being there is at very core of civility.


Perhaps more marriages could be saved and strengthened if couples simply and sincerely said to each other "I miss you". This powerful tool affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired and loved. Consider how ecstatic you would feel if you received an unexpected phone call in the middle of your workday, just to say "I miss you".


Respect is another way of showing love. Respect conveys the feeling that another person is a true equal. If you talk to your children as if they were adults, you will strengthen the bond and become close friends. This applies to all interpersonal relationships.


This phrase is highly effective in diffusing an argument and restoring frayed emotions. The flip side to "maybe you're right" is the humility of admitting, "Maybe I'm wrong".

Lets face it. When you have a heated argument with someone, all you do is cement the other person's point of view. They, or you, will change their stance and you run the risk of seriously damaging the relationship. Saying "maybe you're right" can open the door to further explore the subject, in which you may have the opportunity to get your views across I a more rational ways.


Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to fault, foibles and failures. A man should never be ashamed to own up that he has been the wrong, which is saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.


Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship good, close friends are those who don't take daily courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their expressions of kindness. On other hand, people whose circle of friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of gratitude.


A friend is the one who walk in when others walk out. Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship; it is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those that are rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there indicating you can "count on me".


The best of friends see a need and try to fill it. When they spot a hurt they do what they can do to heal it. Without being ask, they pitch in and help.


People become closer and enjoy each other more if they the other person accepts and understand them. Letting your spouse know in so many little ways that you understand them, is one of the most powerful ways tools for healing your relationship. This applies to any relationship.


Perhaps the most important three words that you can say. Telling someone you truly love them satisfies a person's deepest emotional needs. The need to belong, to feel appreciated and to be wanted. Your family, your friends and you, all need to hear those three little words. "I love you".


(These are 3 words too, right?)
Deuteronomy 8:17-18

You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me." But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.

Monday, February 21, 2011

20 Keys To A Happy Life

1) Compliment 3 people everyday!
2) Watch a sunrise
3) Be the first to say "hello"
4) Treat everyone as you want to be treated
5) Live beneath your means
6) Forget the Joneses
7) Never give up on anybody - miracles happen!
8) Remember someone's name
9) Be kinder than you have to be
10) Wish not for things, but for wisdom and courage
11) Be tough-minded, but tender hearted
12) Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated
13) Keep your promises
14) Leave everything better than you found it
15) Show cheerfulness even when you don't feel it
16) Remember that winners do what losers don't want to do
17) Remember that overnight success usually takes 15 years
18) When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone's day
19) Don't rain on other people's parades
20) Don't waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them!


Hear with your heart, See with your soul, Be guided by a hand that you cannot hold. Trust even if you cannot see. That's how faith must be.

WOW! Had a fabulous day, a drive to Stanwell Tops, lunch at the Palm Cafe, and a drive through The Royal National Park.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Verse of the Day

JOHN 3:16

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Friday, February 18, 2011

Verse of the Day

Romans 15:13 (New International Version)

13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Verse of the Day

John 10:14-15

"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.”

WOW!! My fantastic stay at:

Mehi River Van Park
28 Oak Street
Moree NSW

Accommodation is provided in the form of cabins with ensuite and reverse cycle air conditioning, shady powered sites or riverfront unpowered sites.

After a hard days touring, the sparkling pool & artesian spa is a welcome retreat. There's plenty of BBQ area's to cook your evening meal, and play area for the children.
Phone +61 2 6752 7188
Fax +61 2 6751 1600
Thank you Neil and Dianne for a great time!!
Exercising Your Joy

I have been exercising a lot more lately. I am not talking about those push-ups and sit-ups I do in the morning, either. The exercise I am talking about lasts all day long and makes me feel better than I have ever felt before. The exercise I am talking about is the greatest work-out in the world and benefits you in every way imaginable. The exercise I am talking about is exercising your joy.

This wonderful exercise can help every part of you everyday of your life. It keeps your mind alert by thinking positive thoughts full of optimism and enthusiasm. It keeps your eyes clear by looking at all the wonders of the world around you and by reading words that inspire you to become the person you want to be. It makes your ears sharp by listening to lovely music, singing birds, tinkling wind chimes, and the three greatest words in the world, "I love you." It keeps your lips fit by giving thanks to God all day long. It keeps your voice strong by singing beautiful songs. It helps your teeth shine by sharing your smile. It gives your arms a workout with hug after hug. It helps out both the taste buds and the stomach by sharing good food with people you love. It keeps those legs firm and healthy by dancing in delight and walking with God. It gives your insides a lot of work with happy and frequent doses of laughter. It makes your heart stronger by giving your love to everyone. It makes your soul even brighter by sharing its light with the whole world. It makes every bit of your life more fit by helping you to do what you were always meant to do and to be the Child of God that you were always created to be.

Don’t be afraid to exercise your joy everyday then. It not only helps you to feel good, but it also helps you to be good. It not only makes you better, but it also makes the world better. It not only makes you fit for this life, but it also makes you fit for the next life as well.
© Col Johnston, records his songs and music at Reflection Studio, Panania.

Thank you Col for your beautiful Christian music!

This song from Cafe Church Disc 7

Video by Kerry & Sal Studio Revesby

Trip To Moree

How vast and beautiful our country is!!