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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


“Depend on it, God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supplies.”

— J. Hudson Taylor

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

photo taken by me, south of Sydney, in 2006.........


Monday, March 28, 2011

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourself treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Jesus

Years ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals. Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer. "Are you a good farmhand?" the farmer asked him. "Well, I can sleep when the wind blows," answered the little man. Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, hired him. The little man worked well around the farm, busy from dawn to dusk, and the farmer felt satisfied with the man's work. Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore. Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed next door to the hired hand's sleeping quarters. He shook the little man and yelled, "Get up! A storm is coming! Tie things down before they blow away!" The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, "No sir. I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows." Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred. The shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down. Nothing could blow away. The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant, so he returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew. MORAL: When you're prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically, you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows through your life? The hired hand in the story was able to sleep because he had secured the farm against the storm. We, as believers in Christ, secure ourselves against the storms of life by grounding ourselves in the Word of God. We don't need to understand, we just need to hold His hand to have peace in the midst of the storms. My friend, I hope you sleep well!

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are.” — Unknown

Sunday, March 27, 2011


"…If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink."
—John 7:37

Water is the refreshing, life-giving element of the world. Our bodies are mostly composed of water, and without it we would surely die. Jesus tells us that if any man thirst for true life let him come to Christ, the life-giving Son of God, who refreshes our hearts and souls. We cannot survive without water, and likewise we cannot survive eternally without Christ.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

WOW Bec, I just had to put this photo of us here!!

'Friends are the sunshine of life. '
John Hay

I have been trying to capture a photo of the moon, and took this one yesterday morning, very very early! WOW!!

1 John 4:11

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.

It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I took this photo driving along the Stuart Highway,
on the way from Alice Springs to Uluru...
Central Australia.
How great is our God to give us such an amazing country!

Had a lovely rest day at home today, and found a few photo's I took at
Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney, Australia.
The zoo is fantastic, and located right on Sydney Harbour, with awesome views to the city!

Elizabeth Taylor


“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” - James 1:12

Actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79.
The star passed away from congestive heart failure in hospital last night having suffered from the condition since November 2004.
She was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles 'for monitoring' last month.
Her publicist confirmed: 'Legendary actress, and fearless activist Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.'
The English-American star, considered one of the great actresses - and great beauties - of Hollywood's golden age, was surrounded by her children: Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton.
Dame Elizabeth's son, Michael Wilding, said in a statement: 'We will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world.
'My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humour, and love.
He added: 'Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world.
'Her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mum having lived in it.
'Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.'
In addition to her children, she is survived by ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Something that is nice to print

and tuck in your Bible.....

Emergency numbers may be dialled direct.
No operator assistance is necessary.


When in sorrow, ......................
Call--- John 14

When men fail you, ...................
Call--- Psalm 27

If you want to be fruitful, ..........
Call--- John 15

When you have sinned, ................
Call--- Psalm 51

When you worry, ......................
Call--- Matthew 6:19-34

When you are in danger, ..............
Call--- Psalm 91

When God seems far away, ..............
Call--- Psalm 139

When your faith needs stirring, .......
Call--- Hebrews 11

When you are lonely and fearful, ......
Call--- Psalm 23

When you grow bitter and critical, ....
Call--- I Corinthians 13

For Paul's secret to happiness, .......
Call--- Colossians 3:12-17

For understanding of Christianity, ....
Call ---II Corinthians 5:15-19

When you feel down and out, ...........
Call--- Romans 8:31

When you want peace and rest, .........
Call--- Matthew 11:25-30

When the world seems bigger than God, .
Call--- Psalm 90

When you want Christian assurance, ....
Call--- Romans 8:1-30

When you leave home for labour or travel,
Call--- Psalm 121

When your prayers grow narrow or selfish,
Call--- Psalm 67

For a great invention/opportunity, ....
Call Isaiah 55

When you want courage for a task, .....
Call--- Joshua 1

For how to get along with fellow men, .
Call--- Romans 12

When you think of investments and returns,
Call--- Mark 10

If you are depressed, .................
Call--- Psalm 27

If your pocketbook is empty, ..........
Call ---Psalm 37

If you are losing confidence in people,
Call--- I Corinthians 13

If people seem unkind, ................
Call---John 15

If discouraged about your work, .......
Call--- Psalm 126

If you find the world growing
small and yourself great,..............
Call--- Psalm 19

Alternate numbers:

For dealing with fear, ................
Call--- Psalm 34:7

For security, .........................
Call--- Psalm 121:3

For assurance, ........................
Call--- Mark 8:35

For reassurance, ......................
Call--- Psalm 145:18

All lines to Heaven are open 24 hours a day!
Feed your faith, and doubt Will starve to death!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I hope you are enjoying my little inspirational messages, I love gathering them from the net to share, so if you have any you want to add, or just a comment, I would love to hear from you!!

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

Monday, March 21, 2011

Father's Love Letter

Prayer for Japan, you are in our thoughts each day.....

God is our refuge and our strength. An ever present help in times of trouble.
Psalm 46:1

God of healing and mercy, we come before you with our hearts filled with grief as we see the devastation in Japan.

We pray that your presence would be felt by those who are grieving, who are injured, who have lost their homes and livelihoods.

We pray for wisdom and safety for those who are responding to the people in need.

We pray for wisdom and safety for those who continue to deal with the many challenges left by the earthquake and tsunami, particularly those struggling to contain damaged nuclear reactors.

We pray for the church in Japan, that it can be a light in the darkness, a witness to your compassion and care for all who suffer.

God, you are our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. For this we give you thanks and ask that you hear our prayers for the people of Japan.



When you get to the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Who Packed Your Parachute?
Author Unknown

Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience!
One day, when Plumb and his wife were sitting in a restaurant, a man at another table came up and said, “You’re Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were shot down!”
“How in the world did you know that?” asked Plumb.
“I packed your parachute,” the man replied. Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude. The man pumped his hand and said, “I guess it worked!” Plumb assured him, “It sure did. If your chute hadn’t worked, I wouldn’t be here today.”
Plumb couldn’t sleep that night, thinking about that man. Plumb says, “I kept wondering what he had looked like in a Navy uniform: a white hat; a bib in the back; and bell-bottom trousers. I wonder how many times I might have seen him and not even said ‘Good morning, how are you?’ or anything because, you see, I was a fighter pilot and he was just a sailor.” Plumb thought of the many hours the sailor had spent at a long wooden table in the bowels of the ship, carefully weaving the shrouds and folding the silks of each chute, holding in his hands each time the fate of someone he didn’t know.
Now, Plumb asks his audience, “Who’s packing your parachute?” Everyone has someone who provides what they need to make it through the day. He also points out that he needed many kinds of parachutes when his plane was shot down over enemy territory - he needed his physical parachute, his mental parachute, his emotional parachute, and his spiritual parachute. He called on all these supports before reaching safety.
Sometimes in the daily challenges that life gives us, we miss what is really important. We may fail to say hello, please, or thank you, congratulate someone on something wonderful that has happened to them, give a compliment, or just do something nice for no reason. As you go through this week, this month, this year, recognize people who pack your parachutes.


Psalm 91:1-2

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

Monday, March 14, 2011


James 5:16

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Take Time

to think, it is the source of power
to read, it will make you wise
to work, it will give you success
to charity, it will make you feel good
to love, it will make you fulfilled
to pray, it will connect you with the Lord

Friday, March 11, 2011


Isaiah 33:22

“For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver,
the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us.”

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Humour for Today :-)


2 Corinthians 1:3

“[Praise to the God of All Comfort] Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder…”
– Thoreau

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

In my quiet time this morning I prayed this Prayer.....

I bless you for the day you have made, Mighty Lord God, and pray that I might spend this day rejoicing in your creation. I pray for your Holy Spirit to fill me with the joy of my salvation, so that your light may shine through me into the world, that your honour and glory may be know to all people.

Remind me of your blessings, I pray, with every tribulation I may face, so that I may act with energy, forgiveness and love, ever mindful of the grace You have shown me.

Through Jesus Christ I pray,


Monday, March 7, 2011

That Is God Saying, "I Love You"

Each of us in this life wants more than anything to be loved. We work for love. We strive for love. We make fools out of ourselves for love. We long to feel that love warming our hearts and souls. We strain our ears each day for just a whisper of those three glorious words: "I love you."

What most of us don’t realize, however, is just how much God loves us. God is showing us and telling us how much He loves us everyday. When you see the sun rising over the mountains, feel the cool breeze kissing your face, and hear the sweet songs of birds blessing your ears that is God saying, "I love you." When you see the adoring eyes of your dog looking up at you and feel the gentle brush of your cat against your hand that is God saying, "I love you." When you hear music that uplifts your soul with joy and read words that make your heart and mind soar into the heavens that is God saying, "I love you." When you hear the laughter of children playing and feel the warm hug of your own child against you that is God saying, "I love you." When you have the loving support of your family and the wonderful kindness of your friends no matter what you are going through that is God saying, "I love you." When you find your thoughts and feelings always leading you towards growth, learning, love, and joy that is God saying, "I love you." When your life’s circumstances both good and bad help you to keep growing stronger, better, happier, and more loving each day that is God saying, "I love you."

God is always telling you and showing you just how much He loves you. Don’t be afraid then to say, "I love you too God." Don’t be afraid to live that love in your life either. Love God with everything you have and with everything you are. Love yourself, love your neighbour, and make this whole world your neighbourhood. Always remember that God is love, that life is joy, and that we are one. And always listen for the million ways that God says, "I love you."


Matthew 28:18-20

“Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Psalm 121:1-2

I lift up my eyes to the hills --
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Friday, March 4, 2011


Psalm 62:7

My salvation and my honour depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Human Planet - Web exclusive series trailer - BBC One

This Youtube is WOW, thank you Julie for sending it to me :-)


2 Timothy 1:7

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid,
but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”

Smiling is infectious,
You catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner,
and someone saw my grin,
When he smiled I realised,
I'd passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,
Then I realised its worth,
A single smile just like mine,
Could travel round the earth.
So if you feel a smile begin,
Don't leave it undetected -
Let's start an epidemic quick
And get the world infected!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


By: David Hopkins
Tue, Mar 01, 2011

Have you ever wondered why go to church? Or if you can't think of any real profound reasons to go to church, try these thirteen beneficial reasons out for size.

It's not necessary to go to church in order to get saved and therefore go to heaven, but going to church still has very important benefits that can help improve your life and keep it in order.

Below are 13 reasons why we should attend church services on a regular basis.

1. Because it is an act of obedience to God and it honours the Lord's Day. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy (Ex. 20:8).

2. Because we need to belong to a community of faith that includes our brothers and sisters in Christ who are trying to live out the gospel just like we are.

3. Because we will benefit from being taught and led in worship by others, rather than always depending on ourselves to read and study the bible.

4. Because we need regular reminders of our standing in Christ, help in acknowledging and confessing our sins, and teaching about God's truth.

5. Because we need help in praying, tithing and fasting.

6. Because we need help to face the issues of life and faith as presented through the teachings of the Bible.

7. Because we need to hear how believers in the past struggled, grew and lived out their faith from different perspectives.

8. Because we need to hear about the experiences of other contemporary believers.

9. Because we need to hear reminders of God's love.

10. Because we need an alternative to the constant messages of a culture that ignores God.

11. Because we need to experience artistic and creative expressions of the faith, such as music, praying, fasting and tithing.

12. Because believers need help to reflect on the past week and see it as a small part of the journey of life.

13. Because we need a conscious break from work, family problems, and self interests in order to concentrate on the Lord.

WOW, some great church signs I found on the net!


“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to the society.
The optimist invents the aeroplane; the pessimist, the parachute.”

- George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Deuteronomy 7:9

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God;
he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of
love to a thousand generations of those who
love him and keep his commands.