Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Morning breaks



Our son is doing work experience through a high school program at the moment. He is getting an idea of what it is like in the day of the life of an electrician. I had to drop him off to work the last couple of mornings, yesterday was a very cold start, spectacularly beautiful but very fresh.


I took my camera along just in case & managed to get some images & video, also rescued an Eastern Rosella that was sitting in the middle of the road. It was pretty dazed & allowed me to pick it up which was good as a big milk truck came by only a minute later. After about twenty minutes in the warm car it perked up & tried to fly through the glass, so I found a quiet road & put down the windows & off it flew into a nearby tree.







The hills are alive
With the sound of music
With songs they have sung
For a thousand years










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Friday, 27 May 2016

Go the red socks


Today its 3rd (with a game in hand & us) vs 2nd (them) for the all Australian Coyote’s of mixed backgrounds & ageing/decaying bodies. Our home ground went from rain saturated grass to the hard rock cafĂ© in about three weeks (& don’t my ankles know it). But the Bindii/Bindi Eye are doing well & providing patches of green. Today we look forward to playing on actual blades of grass as well as the ground beneath. We are going down to the big smoke where the winter nights are a bit less harsh being closer to the coastal elemental landscape.

It’s not that far really, about 45 minutes which is a bit longer than an official half in the beautiful game of soccer that is known to have its ugly moments. The fallibility & interpretation of the rules by referee’s, linesmen & linewomen (of the county) & the players themselves & the crowd make for a cool head in heated moments.No easy task. Go Team.








A good precursor to the Champions League all Spanish final which is scheduled for Sunday morning Australian Eastern Standard time.




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My goodness!


A lot of people claim you don’t need God to be good. That’s true by the way, and biblical. But it is also equally true that the road to hell is paved with good intentions and actions.


So you have to ask, why do we need to be good in the first place and where does it fit in the scheme of things. The Bible makes it clear, peace with God only comes through turning to Christ. Trusting in your own form of goodness is rejecting the one thing that really matters the most. The Bible makes a big deal about Jesus of Nazareth. Humanity tends to make a big deal about itself.


So good can be good and bad in this mixed up world and only Jesus can and will make things right again.He is the greater good.

Isaiah 5:20-21. Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.

Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders






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Thursday, 26 May 2016

This ruined planet

It’s an old conversation that’s as new as today. From almost the beginning humanity has taken on a god like form. The me, my, I will be king or queen. Going it alone it’s my kingdom come. I remember some old Bible school lessons on Mister I. There could easily be a Mrs Me & for those struggling with transgender issues fallen human nature encapsulates us all when all is said & done unless we be redeemed.

In the church of God, sexual immorality is out of the equation no matter our gender. The body is more than how you feel or what you want. There is a bigger picture to consider. Yes our wiring may be crossed sending mixed messages but truth will always be truth & God will always be God. Our thoughts & dreams can trick us, we can even trick ourselves, the outcome of sin & the fall has seen to that. 1 Cor 6:12-20.


We are called to honour God with our bodies & repent when we fall.









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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

In my fathers house




I once heard the Ten Commandments described as a baby sitter. God’s moral law was never going to be the ultimate fix but a temporary guide until the fulfilment of His promises & plan of salvation would reach its fulfilment.

From one family, then a nation & then many nations comes the blessing of living in a restored relationship with God. Love, freedom & limits are wisely intertwined in God’s law and Christ the son gives us reason to rejoice in the Grace that flows through Him.


Here we meet the law again, but under different circumstances. It’s not a hello from the other side but part of the family, God’s family, ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven.

Here is love, here is joy unspeakable.






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Monday, 23 May 2016

working and waiting and small beginings.



There is no denying the importance of leadership & good government. There is also no denying that good government will have a degree of fallibility about it. But there is a line or a time frame and when it is crossed it becomes abuse of, or neglect of, power or authority.

God cares about rights and order within His church (not worldly rights that defame, defraud & deconstruct his image). And it’s not just the rights of the leaders that God cares about, but also the rights & needs of the congregation.

We all need to grow into submission & protecting that which is sacred, even if it means going against a leader who is not living or teaching as they ought.


Rights & authority can become idols as much as a golden calf which is good for nothing. Only in Christ do we begin to get it right & reflect the father’s glory, humility & authority. The fattened calf, the gold ring & new sandals have been given unto us, a gracious act rich in mercy, that we may attend to the tasks fitted for service above & below us. Phil 3:10-14.









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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Hitting a few bars.







I was walking through an empty (of students) primary music room the other day. The Xylophones were spread across the floor in an ordered fashion. They reminded me of an approaching group of snails or caterpillars.In music you dont say slow you say largo.






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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Q & A the other night



The atheist philosopher, he reckons there’s no God
Just nature & nurture with lightening like a prod
The magic pond of scum, he’s comfortable with that
Not a shred of evidence, just science from a hat.

She bemoans our situation
Can spot many a fault
It's a clever conversation
but she misunderstands the salt.

Yes the good seems fading
Almost going going gone
But faith & hope braiding
understands the need to be reborn.

You see God is in the picture
He was all along
He understands the mixture
our fix & fears are wrong.







I dont watch it much anymore, it's a conversation that rarely gets to the bottom of things. I was encouraged to check out the program after chatting with a soccer friend.

Nothing new in atheistic agenda's really, same old story. 
The illusion that humanity is free to do as it sees fit.

Similar to facebook, the cards are stacked on the table in favour of the house.




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Monday, 16 May 2016

An almost perfect deception



Fear can be a beautiful thing but it has to be the right kind of fear. The fear of the LORD has positive outcomes just as secular bigotry has negative outcomes. To embrace an anything goes philosophy that has more in common with Greek or Roman antiquity embroiled in the affairs of the state & sexuality is deaf to the call of lady or motherly wisdom that has its beginning and fulfilment in God. Prov 1:20-21.



The nature of the beast is not only to reject God but to deliberately oppose Him, it’s in its DNA driven by its spirit. From little things big things grow, good & bad. Without wisdom the beast appears harmless & innocent. Rev 13:5-6.






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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Facebook, where the deals are done.



Often enough it's the case in the media, it’s as much about what you do say as much as you don’t. There appears to be nothing innocent about this (which isn’t surprising). Poker faced media stacking the deck...


He said, "Son, I've made a life Out of readin' people's faces Knowin' what the cards were
By the way they held their eyes So if you don't mind me sayin' I can see you're out of aces
For a taste of your whiskey I'll give you some advice" Songwriters: SCHLITZ, DON




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Territorial





Trumpophobia: A political storm of outrage & inrage coming to a screen near you.

You saw it first, second & third... probably every day almost for the last year or so.

Uncle Sam, Aunty Hilary & the Beverly Hillbilly song & dance 

of riches & poverty  as the stars & stripes not that united do their thing.



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In a land of shifting shadows



Gen 15:5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”


There was no telescope required for Abram to grasp the purposes & blessings of God as he pondered his childless estate. The naked eye, hearing ear & believing heart was sufficient. The childless & ageing Abram was going to be a father as he walked by faith in the post flood land. We tend to think being young is where it’s at or how much money we accumulate as people seek the shifting shadows, but God is far more considerate than that.



Our God displays His diversity in so many ways across the ages, His wisdom and power to keep us on the path of truth and his grace that we may truly know freedom. In antiquity or the modern techno gizmo gospel era God’s plan remains the same.





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Monday, 9 May 2016

Large Scale Farming


To imagine that Christianity was a conjured up story by a bunch of fanatical theists that happened to be washed up fisherman & reformed tax collectors that all of a sudden became extremely influential across the globe is probably considered a great story of reinvention & a triumph of the human spirit in some circles.

At the time when the Spirit was poured out some made fun of the disciples alluding to drunks(today its usually schizophrenia or something like that). Acts2:1-13. In a way God was getting the party started, it was a celebration of joy, thanksgiving & power. God is one for keeping His promises, summer, winter, spring time & harvest.


A sower went out to sow.Matt 13:1-23.








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Sunday, 8 May 2016

Across God's universe.


The Bible (God’s Word) gives us a window into the past, the present & future. God is building something so amazing with His divine hand & power. Many marvel at the architectural creativity of humans (except builders probably) but here God is doing the unimaginable on a grand scale. God the builder, only He can truly fix it all. No short cuts & coming in on time.Eph 2:11-22.Nothings gonna change God's plan.







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Friday, 6 May 2016

In government we trust ?


Argumentative atheistic thought & accusation loves to pound & pulverise religion, often paying particular attention to Christianity. The idea is to silence & destroy Theistic belief so that Materialistic (Nature is all there is) belief will win the war of influence in any given society. It’s a drawn out battle that has been going on for hundreds & thousands of years. It’s a war that is full of deceptions & false wedges that seek to dislodge & separate compacted layers of biblical truth.

The irony is that Atheism itself is a belief, its beliefs have led to numerous large scale atrocities as it devalues human life while extolling the virtues of human thought. Beware the super human allegedly evolving, it can cause the brain/mind to make connections & links that are not really there. And science & intelligence is just as much open to abuse, neglect, great tragedy & great deception.

Atheism would have us believe it is the way, the truth & the life. All Hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster may seem humorous enough…until you come face to face with a political monster masquerading as an angel of light.







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Thursday, 5 May 2016

In over their heads

I’m non binary when it comes to meat & vegetables. I identify with, & eat both. And I am glad that animals & plants stick to their natural order give or take a little speciation. I identify with animals & plants but realise I am neither.


Made in the image of God and far from an unexplained freak of nature, mathematical statistic or robotic interpretation I reflect a code of biology that is unique & wonderful. I am not an animal, I am a human being totally unrelated to animals & plants but sharing the same Creator & elements of design. The instruction manual is clear & precise, ignore the instruction, twist it, or risk it & consequences are sure to follow as the distortion deepens.




The thing is, where ever you seek to go, God is there. Psalm 139:1-24.




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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Happy Mother's Day



It’s often enough that I ask the kids “where’s mum?” when I make special appearances from my man cave (which is either my computer desk in the loft or my shed that has more treasures than Aladdin’s cave as things mysteriously accumulate & move around.)

She/Mum/Wife is usually in the laundry, hanging out washing, getting bread down at the shop or cleaning the bathroom among other things like preparing lunches, sewing a dress, changing sheets etc. Then there’s the taxi service, almost automatic teller machine and reminder service while she manages to fit in a full time job for the last five years. Maybe I forgot to mention school project manager, counsellor, giver of hugs & smiles, baker of biscuits and provider of many nourishing meals among many other good things.


There is something very giving about mother’s in general, servant like and sacrificial. It’s something I have grown to appreciate having my own family. A mother without love would be a travesty of justice (I’m not preaching perfection here). The God woman image revealed in the daughters of Eve is a sight to behold, a tough act to follow & worthy of praise.



purple heart





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Sunday, 1 May 2016

God Reigns.


In all respects the Holy Spirit gives God’s children by adoption the ability to adapt & transform. Survival of the Spirit instead of fittest you might say. In God we find nourishment, strength & rest, being shaped for the life & environment to come. This is change of the highest order. Not an evolution but a revolution against death & decay. God has made my life victorious, the loser becomes the winner, the lost found, the weak strong & the poor rich & I don’t even know why.

http://www.hymnary.org/text/i_know_not_why_gods_wondrous_grace_to_me




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