The Measure of a Man The measure of a man is not in what he has, or how much money he has accrued. The measure of a man is in his willingness to sow into the lives of others without a thought for personal gain. To sow into the lives of others without... read more
Nearly six years on from the first time I made a declaration of intent to stand against fear, today I got another reminder of my need to stand firm. Today I found out that the second brain tumour which was discovered two years ago has, within the last... read more
The longer we live in our little plastic box (aka our Lego house) the more Irish and I are convinced that there is no where we would rather be. Anyone going to Cape Reinga passes our door on their circuitous route of all the tourist spots and with the... read more
It was while in conversation with a friend that the subject of trust came up. She made a comment to the effect that she was going to trust God in the circumstances. Such a statement in and of itself is good but it got me thinking. I am left... read more
We Can't Outgive God! I am almost hesitant in sharing what I am about to say lest anyone should misinterpret my desire as selfserving. Any such thing could not be further from the truth and it is only my desire to share God's faithfulness in... read more
It's nearly 3am on Christmas Eve and I am sitting here trying to recover my equilibrium having yet again suffered the frustration of the inconsiderate actions of a neighbour. Post brain tumour I have been left with an antistress mechanism that is... read more
Looking like a very anaemic, oversized carrot, my experience with parsnip growing is barely six months old. My enjoyment of this incredibly flavoursome, creamy vegetable is only since moving to our promised land just over three years ago. Oh, as a... read more
It was only a couple of days ago that God gave me a very clear reminder of the necessity of growing and blooming where I am planted. Since moving to our current location in the far north of New Zealand I am daily aware of the blessings of being in the... read more
The emotional phone call I got from my daughter this morning was unexpected but a reminder of caring, friendship and the love of God. Ron, aged 77, went home to be with the Lord this week. He touched the lives of my family members in a most unexpected... read more
In the sense that it is five years today since I was successfully treated for the removal of a brain tumour the size of a small orange, it is time for reflection and for celebration. To my mind however, this is something that has taken place every... read more
Since moving to the far north of New Zealand three years ago, gardening has been a new and exciting experience. With the growing plan for the garden consisting of anything I can eat, the opportunities for variety are endless. With room and a climate... read more
There is no doubt in my mind that I would be regarded as ‘a dog person’. Over the years, Irish and I have had an assortment of strays from the dog pound, and loved them all. Their characters have been as wide ranging as their appearances... read more
Another day dawns in the southern hemisphere and the winds are barrelling up the South Island straight from the Antarctic. The forecast is for snow covering most, if not all of the South Island and some in the North Island. Living in the... read more
23 April 2010 “I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.” Philippians 4:12 This scripture was given... read more
Over the years the blogs and comments I have read at ChristianBlog.com have drawn a variety of responses from me. They have taken me from one end of the spectrum to the other – from great joy, to sadness. Because of some things I have read today... read more
There are some issues occurring in life that of themselves appear to have no rhyme or reason. Four years on from the removal of a nonmalignant brain tumour the size of a mandarin, I am faced with another situation which requires me to grasp hold of... read more
As we settle into another Spring of living in the Far North of New Zealand (yes, it is called ‘Far North’) Irish and I often reflect on the changes that God has made to our lives. The strangest thing for me is that I have very little... read more
My daughter was lost for words after a 'theological' discussion with her nearly four year old son. The conversation revolved around the subject of God’s ability to watch over all of us. It followed on from a prayer asking that God... read more
Reading a blog by christineingram has brought to mind a memory in regard to my youngest daughter’s graduation from university studies. The particular moment I have in mind does not have anything to do with the ‘grandeur’ of the... read more
On the wall closest to where I sit at the computer there is a photo gallery of my family. Although I enjoy looking at all of them, there is one photograph that my eyes are drawn to every time I look in that direction. It is a photograph of my... read more
One of the issues that has followed me around over the past several years has been that of changes in my throatvocal chords. I spent many years in different roles as part of worship teams but it was about seven years ago that I realised I finally had... read more
Trust is something that I know I am not alone in having issues with. From early childhood onward trust is beaten out of us in many and varied ways. As each incident occurs another file gets popped into the filing cabinet we call a brain. The cabinet... read more
I know the one in whom I believe and I know that he is able, and WILL take care of all that I leave at his feet. It is nearly three years since the diagnosis of the brain tumour that threatened to take my life. It is nearly three years since the light... read more
NatterTalkChatVisit Call it what you will! Nattering, talking, chatting, visiting. What ever you call it in your neck of the woods, it is part of the genetic makeup of women and there is nothing we can do about it. Please note, I did not say... read more
Since the introduction of our Global Prayer Meeting last year there have been a few time changes because of clocks going backforward in different countries. The last change was made to enable the UK to be part of the same group instead of having to... read more
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Convinced that in God there is no room for fear and is testimony to that belief.
I have published 88 blogs and shared 1,842 comments.
I published my first blog on Tuesday the 15th of April 2008.
My most recent blog was published on Sunday the 7th of September 2014.