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Monday, November 8, 2010

CelEbraZtions

Today the Physio said I can now walk without the walking stick. I am delighted. I still have to continue my strengthening exercises. I am going to the heated pool five days a week and using the stationary bike as well.
Constantly praying for my healing.
"Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."
Isaiah 41v10

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Pink and Orange

"Even to your old age and grey hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."
Isaiah 46:4

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The CateRPilLar,s CaR

"In my youth,' said his father, 'I took to the law,
And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw,
Has lasted the rest of my life." ( Excerpt "Alice In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll)

"The memory of the righteous is blessed,
but the name of the wicked will rot."
Proverbs 10:7

Friday, July 2, 2010

Charles Blackman

 "All the paths of the Lord are
mercy and truth unto such as keep his
covenant and his testimonies."
Psalm 25:10

Monday, June 28, 2010

La Maison Eileen





"So the last will be first,
and the first last. For many
are called, but few chosen."
Matthew 20:16

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ladybug

There once was a story about a girl who all day long looked for ladybugs and couldn't find any, soon she fell asleep under the Tuscan sun and to her surprise woke to find a ladybug on her arm.

"He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters."
Psalm 23:2

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ms Marqueese de Moth

It seems to me people take more care of their cars than they do of their own persons. We take our cars to get serviced regularly but what of our bodies, many exercise and eat well but do they give their bodies time to rest and refresh?

"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall do no work, neither you nor your manservant or your maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates."
Exodus Ch 20:8-10

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Red Blooms

Get OUt Of DeBT FormUla

"Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine."
Proverbs 3:9-10

Friday, June 11, 2010

Oh Magoo You've Done it Again !

Perhaps this is a picture of the son
of Mr Magoo. I used to love watching this cartoon series many
moons ago. It was about an old man who had trouble
seeing, and wore a pair of very thick glasses.
Mr Magoo got himself through lots of would be,  could be,  disasters,
just in the nick of time and he was not aware of the danger
because he couldn't see.

I guess he made lots of mistakes but it never worried him.
It is ok if the house is untidy as long as it is reasonably clean,
It is ok if you make a mistake at work for that is how you learn
It is ok if you fail an exam for you will pass your course if you work a little harder.


"All things I have seen in the days of my vanity:
there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness,
and there is a wicked man that prolongeth
his life in his wickedness.

Be not righteous over much;
neither make yourself over wise:
why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
Ecclesiastes 7:15,16

Thursday, June 10, 2010

E in camera sua a riposare.

On Tuesdsay, a friend told me that on a flight from Dubai to
Frankfurt , she engaged in a conversation with a woman who told her
her husband had decided that he no longer wished to be married to her.
They had two children.

My friend asked her if she was a Christian,
would she like her to pray for her.....
Four years later this woman wrote to my friend
and said no-one had ever asked her that question and it challenged her...

She must have sought God and sought the truth for she found faith
and now serves Him for she wrote to my friend after getting her sons to help
source her and told her.

"In returning and rest
you shall be saved;
In quietness and confidence
shall be your strength."
Isaiah 29:15

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Una and her Bike



Our son James is in Niger in Africa and a couple of months ago a missionary family gave him a kitten. James was quietly devastated last week when "Mai-kuka" his kitten died of a scorpion bite, he (the kitten) had only recently survived a snake bite. Hence I was greatly comforted when James told me that one night after the kitten died he flicked through his Bible only to stumble on the passage below in Ezekiel. The Lord is in control so why should we fear for the safety of our children...

""And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions; do not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their looks, though they are a rebellious house." Ezekiel2:6

"Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
The Lord will preserve him
and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth;
You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
The Lord will strengthen him
on his bed of illness;
You will sustain him on his sickbed."
Psalm 41:1-3

This is a promise for you James for your work is nothing else but consideration for the poor and God is not a man that He should lie, He keeps His promises!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rispettare (to respect)

I borrowed from the library the film "Funny Face"
starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire and loved
the song , sung by Audrey and Kay Thompson..

"On how to be lovely,
you gotta be happy
when you can be light and gay
then you'll be lovely as a holiday.

On how to be charming
you gotta be merry...
if only to weave a spell
and you'll be as lovely as a carousel too.

I know you can show how
it's all in the know how
and once you know oh how
the world looks good to you...
as it should to you.

Oh how to be lovely
you got to be jolly
when you can be fancy free
and flash a smile
that folks come flocking to see..
you'll be as lovely as can be.

Can't do it with makeup
you've just got to wake up
and starting to take up
life delirious
nothing serious.

Oh how to be lovely
you've got to be cheery
then you are guaranteed
you don't need doe
or a college degree...
Make sorrow incidental
let joy be monumental
and you'll be lovely..
you'll be as lovely as can be."

"And also, that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God."
Ecclesiastes 3:13

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ms Sopracciglio



This is an
excerpt from the novel "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh:
It made me laugh, I am enjoying this book...

I knew Sebastian by sight long before I met him. That was unavoidable for, from his first week, he was the most conspicuous man of his year by reason of his beauty, which was arresting, and his eccentricities of behaviour, which seemed to know no bounds. My first sight of him was in the door of Germer's, and, on that occasion, I was struck less by his looks than by the fact that he was carrying a large teddy-bear.
"That, said the barber, as I took his chair, 'was Lord Sebastian Flyte. A most amusing young gentleman."
'Apparently,' I said coldly.
'The Marquis of Marchmain's second boy. His brother, the Earl of Brideshead, went down last term. Now he was very different, a very quiet gentleman, quite like an old man. What do you suppose Lord Sebastian wanted? A hair brush for his teddy-bear; it had to have very stiff bristles, not, Lord Sebastian said, to brush him with, but to threaten him with a spanking when he was sulky. He bought a very nice one with an ivory back and he's having "Aloysius" engraved on it- that's the bear's name.'

"That which has been is what will be,
That which is done
is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun."
Ecclesiastes 1:8


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Vintage Skirt

I found this "vintage skirt" recently and I love wearing it,
it keeps me warm as the days are now cooling ..

Excerpt from "The Age" Melbourne newspaper,
Odd Spot
"Broken-hearted Andriej Ivanov,26, was planning to
throw himself off a bridge in Ufa, central Russia,
after his fiancee died. But he found love again -
after stopping Maria Petrova, 21, from jumping off the same
bridge because she had fallen pregnant. The couple are to marry.

"Therefore shall they come and
sing in the height of Zion,
Streaming to the goodness of the Lord-
For wheat and new wine and oil,
For the young of the flock and the herd;
Their souls shall be like a well-
watered garden,
And they shall sorrow no more at all."
Isaiah 31:12

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lemon Tree

I found this old poem in a book called "A Treasury of The World's Best Loved Poems"
published by Avenel Books, A Division of Crown Publishers, Inc. New York in a coffee shop.

I remember that I had to learn this poem at school
many moons ago...

THE DAFFODILS

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hill,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

This is the first section only of this lovely poem by William Wordsworth.

"He who follows righteousness and mercy
Finds life, righteousness and honor."
Proverbs 21:21

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I Dreamt I was On the Moon

Inspired by a picture in The Age, Sat 1st May,
on an article on Australian Fashion Week
"the poignant offerings of Romance Was Born"

"A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of
his mouth,
And the recompense of a man's hands will be rendered to him."
Proverbs 12:14

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

OH Jonah

"So they picked up Jonah and threw him
into the sea, and the sea ceased from it's raging."
Jonah 1:15

"Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights."
Jonah 1:17

and after he prayed....

"So the Lord spoke to the fish
and it vomited Jonah onto dry land."
Jonah 2:10


RecyK the cloth

Jumper: child's size bought from country market
(hand knitted).
I croqueted the ends ..added length at wrists and waist..
Skirt ..an old jumper I knitted some years back, back and front
sewn together and then croqueted on the bottom for length.

"Great men are not always wise,
Nor do the aged always understand justice."
Job 32:9

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Annia



"He who rules over men must be just,
Ruling in the fear of God."
2 Samuel 3b

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ms Parecchoi


There is always HOPE
yes, sunshine does come after the rain...
it was only a season!

"So they will say, "This land that was desolate
has become like the garden of Eden: and the wasted,
desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited."
"Then the nations which are left all around you shall know
that I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places
and planted what was desolate.
I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it."
Ezekial 36:35-36


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Maikuka Loves Fish

One of our sons is in Africa
he has a kitten called Maikuka
and he loves to catch
camel spiders!

"For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation."
Psalm 149:4

Friday, April 9, 2010

All'improvviso (out of the blue)

I read how Barack Obama never allows himself to get too high or too low.
I would say he has good self control and that is a character trait to be admired!

"A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Spider Plants

In chaotic times such as these, survival lies in creating our own little homes of sanity and order...
inaccurate quote;
Sue Kaufman (1926-) [Falling Bodies (1974)]

"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
Psalm 18:2

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lentil As Anything

The restaurant "Lentil as Anything" in Abbotsford, Melbourne has over the past five years employed over 500 refugees or disadvantaged and long term unemployed people. Centrelink refers people there to help them get back into the workforce and now the board of the Abbotsford Convent complex are trying to remove them!! It has a 100 workers and serves about 600 meals a day. And the food is good and healthy, my husband and I have been there a couple of times. If you have any power to do anything please help them and if you are a Christian please pray for them.

"If ye shall ask anything in My name, I will do it."
John 14:14

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Scent of Eucalyptus

I had a dream that
I was friends with a dinosaur.
I thought I would get into
trouble and be blamed
because he threw the blue and grey
jukebox into the sea.
But hey who is going to harm
me when my good friend
is a gigantic dinosaur?

"Be of good cheer:
it is I :
be not afraid."
Mark 6:50

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Summer Walk

"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,
and the man that getteth understanding.
For the merchandise of it is better
than the merchandise of silver,
and the gain thereof than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies;
and all things thou canst desire are not to be compared
unto her.
Length of days is in her right hand;
and in her left hand riches and honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace."
Proverbs 3:13,17

Monday, March 15, 2010

Quiet Ponder


Jesus said we must love one another.
"And he said to them,
"Is a candle brought to be
put under a bushel, or under a bed?
and not to be set on a candlestick?

For there is nothing hid,
which shall not be manifested;
neither was anything kept secret,
but that it should come abroad.

If any man have ears to hear,
let him hear."
Mark 4:21-23

Friday, March 12, 2010

New Zealand



"A righteous man regardeth the
life of his beast:
but the tender mercies
of the wicked are cruel."
Proverbs 12:10

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Summer Day

Isaiah 43:5
"Fear not: for I am with you:
I will bring your seed
from the east,
and gather you from the west;"

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A New Day





We had the company of an 84 year old lady
for lunch. She has done judo and tai chi
and exercises (she used to often stand on her head)
and adult education classes. She still drives
a car, has all her marbles and walks
without a stick, is not overweight
and has a lovely sense of humor.

"A father of the fatherless,
a defender of widows,
Is God in His holy habitation."
Psalm 68:6

Friday, January 22, 2010

grazie

"The antithesis of giving thanks is grumbling.
The grumblers live in a state of self induced
stress."
Brennan Manning.

And He said to me,
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength
is made perfect in weakness."
2 Corinthians 12:9