Miracles often unseen.

Good Morning!

5 Mt Wolvi from Hundreds Road, 28 July 2019

In the middle of so much unrest and violence this thought is something for us all to ponder and give Thanks to God for  in our hearts.

This image is of -a perhaps not very interesting forestry road-.   Much of the land has been cleared.    But unchanging is the pattern of nature.   Across the sky came the row after row of drifting clouds speaking of the eternal Promises of God.

I found this quote on my date pad.   Lets praise God as we think on it.

Miracles of nature do not seem like miracles because they are so common.   If one had never seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world. 

May we all find a miracle of nature and a signpost to our God this day.

Blessings, Peace and Love.

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Bitter-sweet – a Christian Journey

A vine invasive plant

To everything there is a season.   A time for every purpose under heaven.   Eccs. 3:1

This Christ-life has the potential because of HIM – His Sacrifice and our Kingdom Calling,  to take us into places  of the most exquisite beauty…..Love, Music, Paintings, Imagination, Photography, various depths of writing……in fact  ALL  of life’s fullest appreciations.

But – also an acute understanding of human fragility and unexpected possibilities of invasive vines, which attempt to block the beautiful outpouring of their life.

Yesterday in one day we, David and I, experienced the bitter-sweet two  sides of this Christ-life.

As a mother, grandmother connecting personally with our daughter and her family (husband and two children) was ABSOLUTE JOY.   After months of Covid 19 separation we had a wonderful day.

The ‘other’ side too we all must journey is also very REAL!

Our beautiful, 1st born child – our daughter- has a life-impacting terminal illness.   This has suddenly invaded her life and effects everyone who loves her.

BITTER-SWEET – the Certainly of GOD above it all.   Beauty and precious the memories we now forge to life.

BITTER or heart-searing is the KNOWING that time may be short.


EVERYONE HAS ONLY this day and for all who journey WITH and in CHRIST.

…………….  May His Will and His Life be the ultimate determining for A L L our  life ‘and for all life journeys.



                               LOVE IS ETERNAL !



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God - Kaleidoscope

I asked THE LORD a question about what I could possible say on today’s blog.

This is the response from around our broken world he led me to during the day.

I began by reeling like most most folk with the Corononavirus and it’s effects on the entire world.     Then we saw an act of savage cruelty  played out for the eyes of all to witness via the media in replay after reply.   What happened after was WORSE.

An achy and self-motivated REVENGE accelerates until life seems hopeless for everyone concerned.

From around the world I share now with you  five brief testimonies of God and His Kaladaiescope dealings with all His Children who have ‘surrendered’ to His Plan of Redemption for Life.

  1.      GOD CHOSE ME TO LEARN…….F O R G I V E N E S S  ‘I survived the Colombine High School Massacre. 13 of my classmates were butchered.   I wanted to kill everyone.      How different my life is today.’
  2.        BROKEN JAW.         After an accident the surgeon had to break my jaw in five places so it could be ‘realigned’.    A praying man told me. “Think about Jesus on the Cross and what he suffered so the world could be ‘realigned’   His Message to me that day changed not just my attitude to personal pain but where I wanted to live my life.’
  3.       I AM STILL HERE.           a TRIBUTE written to thank God for HIS STRENGTH.to finish a helpful service for someone elderly and frail.  He himself,  was living with terminal cancer. Without  God’s help he would have died within weeks.
  4.         HEARTACHE      From Africa.          Three babies died before birth.   A mother who longed for children appeared to have unanswered prayer for two decades. She and her husband ‘surrendered’ to Christ their disappointment.  She admitted being both angry and confused and had no peace until she  focussed entirely on the folk God had called them to help.  AMAZING GRACE and LOVE.   When least expected this couple had twin daughters.   This family today.    Working with the bereaved and the helpless is their life in 2020.
  5.          The human Guide led the group of teenagers safely through the desert and the mountains.     ‘If you follow my directions you will not get lost.  I am your guide.’    NEEDING HIS LEADING.       ‘What will happen when you die?’ I asked him.  His reply astonished me.’ I have taught others who will become great guides.   ‘ However, son, you need to find THE Guide who will lead you safely to eternity.  He then told us all about Jesus Christ.     


PSALM 61.          King David said a prayer when he felt OVERWHELMED.

Hear my cry, O God, Attend to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I will cry to you.   When my heart is overwhelmed, Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

You have been a shelter for me and a strong tower from the enemy.   I will trust in the shelter of your wings. 

I will sing praise to You Name forever that I may daily perform my service.



                                                 EVERLASTING……..Unshakeable, immovable.  

                                                 R    O    C    K




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P E N T E C O S T !!

pentecost fire

For the redeemed Children of God, remembrance of Pentecost should be a graphic reminder.

It is a day on the Christian Calendar but it could never have happened if the Saviour had not died, and risen from the dead.

His message still  to us must  be……. die to self, pick up your cross and follow ME!

Pentecost reminds us graphically of who we should be in HIM.

May this reminder  refill you and me with the fire of the Spirit for sharing the Gospel but also with a new certainty of  HIS PRESENCE WITH US AND IN US.

Also, take time to consider His Holy burning fire of RIGHTEOUSNESS by which He is constantly sanctifying your life.

The purpose is to make us more like JESUS.   Few people stop to consider this

never-ending  FIRE of on going burning away of the ‘dross’.      Makes me personally

aware of how far I still have to go.

Lord, on this Pentecost Sunday 2020 remind us that this fire should never be allowed to diminish.  a-men.

LOVE and GRACE will steer us onwards to become the Holy Pure BRIDE for Christ.

Let’s make a decision to JOURNEY ON with FIRE, HIS PRESENCE, passion and DIVINE LOVE. 




H E    I S   W  I T  H    US!

….No matter  the circumstances.






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Good Morning!

day's end. after a cold day of no sun.

Oswald Chambers wrote… We are made to reach out beyond our grasp.

Let us know, let us press on to know the Lord; his appearing is as sure as the dawn, he will come to us like the showers, like the spring rains that water the earth.   Hosea 6:3 

After the coldest May day since 1922 in the area where we live, the sun did not show its face.  The wind-chill was also very penetrating. Under heavy clouds, we shivered.

It was dramatic, when we saw as the day drew  to its end,  the hidden sun slipped behind the western hills. A burst of light suddenly transformed the pitch darkness of approaching night.    It was if the sun blazed a triumphant retreat.    ‘No cloud will hold me back.’

This inspired me to think that when life encroaches upon us and robs us of our fullness of life, it is then we must expand our vision to extend our Hope. Although ‘hidden’ for a time the LIGHT of God’s Love will always break through.  We must hold the Saviour’s Hand in and through it ALL.

You are loved!


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Keepers of THE LIGHT

   Good Morning!


           Generations of seafaring men have been blessed,  and know their salvation and safety has been because of lighthouses strategically positioned to send forth light. This light  illuminated the dark and dangerous places and helped them safely reach the harbour.

Folks who spend their lives making sure the lighthouse light keeps shining, are remembered fondly as ‘keepers of the light‘.

In 2020, we who know  Christ as both Glorious Saviour and Lord and have Him as our personal friend,  have this special commission to be KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT.     Now, we must keep it brightly shining in times of darkness and need.   Just by living passionately for Him, loving, reaching out  by phone calls letters or gently telling of Him…may we be, in our days, the ones who keep this LIGHT BLAZING.

As keepers of THE LIGHT (Jesus) may we ever stand for Him and shine so all may avoid the rocks of living, and safely reach the Harbour of eternity.

In Jesus’ Name.    A-men.












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Praise the Lord!

                                  JOY !   JOY!  JOY!

             Surprises in unusual ways.

Praise the Lord!

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God’s post-salvation Gift to all believers.


           Two nights ago I had a vivid dream where I was struggling to complete what I thought was an important ASSIGNMENT.

I seemed to be with a group of people with notebooks, walking along the ancient streets of Jerusalem, (at least in my heart that what where I thought I was).   We had been consigned to collect historical evidence about the life and death of Jesus Christ.

We had been told not to use traditional information or even refer to the Bible to compile our notes.   Find evidence!

I remember feeling extraordinarily sad.    The events so long ago – what can I find to PROVE anything.

Then, I felt a gentle Hand on my shoulder.   He touched me!


Sunlight flooded our bedroom and His Presence was real.

Joy swamped over my heart and my life.

I will never leave you or forsake you. I will be with you until the end of days. ‘

No one can Prove His Presence.  

It is like FAITH itself.       It the very essence of God unseen, Who came in Christ to show us THE WAY. 





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Good Morning!

A mid-week thought.

On Christ the solid rock we stand.

On Christ alone we must STAND.

All other ground is but  sinking sand.


Peace and Blessings!

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The Tree of Life – my God Life in Him.

Good Morning.

           No computer for five days – a bit disconnected – socially – but we are never disconnected spiritually.

OIPLife is a tree.

A tree is a beautiful image of growth and Life. If I think for a moment of my life as if it were a tree, these are my reflections.

My growth and focus is ever UPWARD.   My branches and all that my branches have grown or been nurtured to produce is OUTWARDS.   To others.

The world is constantly able to ‘batter’ my branches.   They can be shaken by storms and tempests and ravaged by disease and even cut off…..BUT…………

The roots of the tree are anchored deep in God.   Fertilised by the Saviour’s Blood. (at the Cross of Calvary).     The water of God the Holy Spirit constantly bubbles and flows.

This is the Abundant Life Christ died to bring us ALL.

May we all REJOICE in what we have and LIVE like the trunk of a tree which can be shaken but whose roots will not be moved.

You are dearly Loved.       REJOICE this day.!




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