08 May 2013

````Over Two Years

Two years and a bit since I have written a word on this blog. Life has continued to happen though, as life does, some bad some good, some interesting, most--not so much. I know in these two years my dear Mother passed away and also a dear elderly friend. I miss them very much. Maurice has been gone now for just six years and I still miss him everyday Does one ever get over loosing a spouse? I think not, you just learn to live with it. Someone asked me the other day how you manage to live after the death of your husband. I think the answer is that you do it because you have too, there is no other choice.
The impetus for this post is at the feet of my eldest son. I have had an IPad for some time now and find it very hard to enjoy typing on the touchpad. Today Patrick has given me a wireless mini keyboard and I am enjoying typing once again So this act of kindness inspired me to add to my blog. Also I am at a bit of a loose end as I am house sitting for my daughter, who is on holiday. No housework to do!!!

God has been very good to me over the last years. I am well settled i my new unit in Busselton and accustomed now to living in a much smaller place. I have found a new church and forged some new friendships as hard as that is for me. I also have some new Internet friends via a private Facebook group. I know I have not met them in person but they are a very supportive group of women.

And I nearly forgot one of the BIGGET pieces of news, the birth in July 2011 of my newest grandchild. A wonderful little boy named David. I think that is a wonderful name and one that he will grow into. David a man after God's own heart. What a legacy..
I would love to put a photo but it will have to wait. Seems that Blogger has changed how I do it and I will have to figure it out.

My other two grandkids are all grown up and doing well.

Will write again before another two years. Thank you to my friends for staying connected.

22 April 2011

Good Friday

Do you understand why it would be called a "Good" Friday. To understand the Gist of the Story I want to link up to a blog that I read today. No point in reinventing the wheel.


Wishing you all a lovely and blessed Easter.

03 April 2011

What is Your Passion--your Heart Longing????

That was a question we were asked at church this morning and I really had to think about it, but I have an answer. My heart longs for the people that I know and love, especially my children, to want to have a relationship with God.

I would love to  convince them that God loves them, that only in Him can they reach their full potential. Seems everyone these days is looking for seminars, week-ends, books that will tell them how to be happy, successful, etc, etc. when it is all there, just for the finding, in relationship with the One who created us and knowsus better than we know ourselves.

"But, they tell me, I am a good person surely that counts?" No, not at all. I hate to burst your bubble but being a good person, going to church, giving to the poor does not make you a Christian nor does it make you eligible for heaven. The only way to enter into eternal life, rather than eternal damnation when you die, is to accept that we need someone to make us acceptable to God. That someone is Jesus. He gives us the pass for Heaven. The entry payment to become one of God's kids. After that,  we want to get to know this Daddy and find out what pleases him. Just as we like to gain acceptance from our earthly fathers so we desire it from God. And the bestest part of all  is that He wants to bless us, strengthen us when things go wrong and then, when we die take us to be with him for eternity.

But we do have to make a decision. God doesn't come into our lives if we don't want him. That is why there is so much trouble and strife in our world now. God doesn't send it but man has been trying to do things there way, without thinking of God, for a long time and so He steps back and says "OK have it your way." and look what that has accomplished.

So what's the next step to satisfy my longing? It is to pray a simple prayer like the one following and then do something about learning how to follow God. Ask you Mom, find a good church. Church is not like it used to be---it can and is great fun.

    "God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the work of Your Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross at Calvary, and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in Jesus' precious and holy name. Amen."

And now I have a post to write about a certain cat and a little bitty mouse.