Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Contemplating life

I have been thinking a lot lately of my life. I have been blessed in to many ways all my life. I have never gone hungry, I have always had a roof over my head and I have always had people to love me.

As you get older you do think more of your life and what has gone before you, and my prayer is for my family and loved ones that they will enjoy their life, make God their first priority and appreciate all that they have been given.

My baby just turned 40 this week, so when things like that happen you do start to feel older.

I have a few health issues at the moment and am looking forward to them all being finished, praise God they will be one day.

I am walking with a walking stick at the moment (hope it is only temporary,) but it does feel good except it gets in the way and I am frightened that I will trip over the stick and break my leg or something. This stick has a compass on the top of it so at least I shouldn't get lost. It will show me the way to Dubbo.

I heard a lady speak this week at our National Seniors meeting of her solo tripping all over the world. I think she started when she was 60 and has been travelling all of the place for the last 16 years on her own. She says she has had a ball and encouraged all us oldies in the meeting to get up and go. Wish I had her enthusiasm.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

the cyclone is coming

I am sitting here at my computer wondering what is going to happen to the people of North Queensland tomorrow when the cyclone hits the mainland, especially the people in the Mackay area

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's still raining

It is still raining here on the Sunshine Coast, except today we did see the sun shine for a little while.

We are being told to get ready for this weekend for the "cyclone". I was talking to a older lady up the street this morning who told me she has lived here for over 50 years and has only seen a couple of cyclones down this far south in all that time.

We live on a canal and I always get a bit anxious when the tide is going to be very high and with the threat of a cyclone it is a little bit more worrying.

Never-the-less, the sun rises and the sun sets and God overseas all that is going to happen.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Here I am again on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, it's still raining. It has been for nearly two weeks.

The last 24 hours I have had a blood pressure monitor strapped to me and it reminded me of having a new baby. Every twenty minutes this THING goes off and records your blood pressure. In the night it only goes off every hour. I had quite forgotten how tiring it is to have a new baby and be sleep deprived. Anyway I am thankful that I live in a country where we have medical expertise to monitor these things.

I read on my granddaughters blog of 100 things to do before you die. I know I can't do any of the things of her list but I will make a list of my own things that I want to do. I want to be able to complete a crossword puzzle in ink. I have nearly done it a few times but always do some of it in pencil (I don't want to die yet).

I am thankful to God for every day He gives and the blessings he gives us along the way.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Life is good

I have just been thinking this morning of the beautiful Psalm 23 - The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters.

People today seem to be always contactable, with mobile phones, laptops. My son has just been in the USA and we could contact him any time of the day or night if needed, which was a good thing in the circumstances with him away from home and me minding the girls, I felt safe knowing that he was there to make any difficult decisions about the girls (there was no problem and we didn't have to worry him anyway).

Sometimes we need to turn off the computer, turn off the mobile phone and turn to God who can "restore our souls and lead us in His way" We need the quiet times with the Lord to refresh us and make us remember that God loves us in all circumstances.

We have had so much rain here on the Sunshine Coast and today it is not raining so I am appreciating the fine weather for the day, but God gives us all things, the rain and the fine weather

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I am having a fun time here with my SSC grandchildren while their dad is away in the USA. The weather here is so wet today that school has been cancelled. We decided to have hot chip sandwiches for lunch. Not too good for you but the weather is quite cool and it has been so hot and humid for so long it will be lovely to have something besides salad sandwiches for lunch.

Cooked a turkey last night, don't usually like turkey but it was delicious, had dinner with a lovely family up the hill, lovely to have fellowship with christians over a meal.

Looking out the window the trees and grass is so green as we have had rain for days and it reminds me so much that God gives us all things that we need even the rain. It has been dry here and hnow the place looks alive again