Friday, 30 November 2007

Of Making Books

The verse quoted in this comic has been said a lot in my house lately.
Nearly everyone in my house has been studying or assisting others in their studies.
One sister has been completing her thesis for her honours project at Uni; the other has been studying for Year 11 exams. I had a CPA exam, and Dad, being a teacher, was setting exams and then correcting them.
Now we are all quite weary, and can't wait for the year to be over and have time off work/study over Christmas.

Friday, 23 November 2007


This is one of the best explanations of why God allows pain and suffering that I have seen...

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer. "Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children?

If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things." The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.

Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt.

The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist."
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber.
"I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"
"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."

"Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me."
"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."


Thursday, 22 November 2007

Smile from God

I recieved this picture in an email.
It's amazing!!

Monday, 19 November 2007

Weekend highlights!!

  • Catching up with some of my CU (Christian Union) friends from my Deakin Uni days on Friday night at the Geelong and Western Region AFES Dinner
  • Meeting Ken Duncan at his Melbourne Gallery on Saturday (he signed one of his books for me)
  • Doing some of my Christmas shopping and exploring a little more of the Melbourne CBD
  • Hearing Chuck Swindoll speak at Belgrave Heights Convention Centre on Sunday afternoon, and meeting him afterwards

Friday, 16 November 2007

Victoria Rose

Our former receptionist at work came in today for a visit, bringing with her her beautiful daughter named Victoria Rose!

I wish I had a photo. She's so CUTE!

Born on the 13th (or was it the 8th) of August.

Such a beautiful name too!!

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Your Thoughts

OK, so I received this picture in an email today. The subject was 'Women as explained by engineers'. This wasn't the only image, but the best of them.

So this was definately done by a male! However I'm not so sure that it's accurate.
In my dealings with guys I've found they definately have more than one button/dial, whatever you want to call it. They say we, women, are complicated, but I know they are also complicated.

My question is what do you think about this picture? What was your first thought when you saw it?

Monday, 5 November 2007

Anchor in the Sky

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I saw this anchor made from some kind of wire (I suppose) strung up between some buildings when I was in Melbourne with a friend recently. I thought it was really interesting.
I'm not sure why the anchor - but then in the area there is all sorts of strange 'art'.

I suppose you could call it a sky hook :)

New Day

It's a new day yet unblemished by what's gone before,
A chance to begin and start over once more.

-Helen Steiner Rice

This makes me think of a quote from the Anne of Green Gables movie

"Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it."