The Archives - January 08

January 1, 2008

 

January 2, 2008

Recognisable | Colossians 1:27

Around 2000 years ago, hope was unrecognizable. Hope had hidden its face and could not be found. Streams drained away, mountains were silent, seas washed endlessly and none of them spoke of hope. Ice caps shrouded the hoary head and the frozen feet of the earth. [more]

 

January 3, 2008

All summer | Proverbs 6:6

 

*January 4, 2008

Pieces | Matthew 6:34

They were scattered over the floor from one side of the room to the other. The puzzle was almost finished, when Bill rushed into the room, saw the jigsaw, and immediately destroyed the hard work of this young lady. [more]

 

January 5, 2008

Well drinker | Proverbs 5:15

 

*January 6, 2008

Exercise resistance | Philippians 3:11

You wake up knowing that again you need to exercise.  It’s a daily habit, but it still doesn’t seem to get any easier, particularly in the colder weather!  [more]

 

 

*January 7, 2008

Wolping | Philippians 2:5-7

The vocabulary of two-year-old Samuel is expanding every day. Unfortunately, he doesn’t come with a translator! One of his favourite words at the moment is ‘wolp’.  You won’t find it in the dictionary, but if you were to observe Samuel for a while you would soon see what it means.  [more]

 

January 8, 2008

Sleep attack | Proverbs 6:11

 

*January 9, 2008

'Want to' heart | Philippians 2:13

Cody was sent to the ‘thinking chair’, a ‘time-out’ place for the Grade 4 student to contemplate his choices.  Five minutes later, he was still there, fidgeting, looking out the window, and obviously not ready to return. [more]

 

January 10, 2008

FEAR NOT | Proverbs 29:25

 

*January 11, 2008

Tiggy | Isaiah 55:11

Kids around the world play this game.  It’s called by different names and uses modified rules, but still with the same idea. “Who’s up?” calls the first kid... [more]

 

*January 12, 2008

Climbing walls | Psalms 18:29

I took my grand daughters to a picnic on Saturday – it was a beautiful, hot July day!  A field filled with ‘inflatables’ greeted the girls when we arrived...  [more]

 

January 13, 2008

Rich poor | Proverbs 29:13

 

*January 14, 2008

Page gutter | Psalms 1:2,3

We were discussing my next book and how it would look in print.  The professional book printer talked about the quality of the cover, the thickness of the paper, the size of the book and the gutter.  [more]

 

January 15, 2008

Every kind | Proverbs 8:13

 

*January 16, 2008

Trinity Green presentation | Romans 12:2

Next to the estate where I live is a new development.  I have loved watching the roads, housing blocks and landscaping emerge from the undeveloped land. It looks dressed up and well-maintained!  Why? [more]

 

*January 17, 2008

Hummingbird’s chorus | Psalms 66:5

Sitting on the deck and reading, at the end of particularly stressful day, I heard what sounded like a huge bumblebee. [more]

 

January 18, 2008

Fruit salad | Proverbs 9:11

 

*January 19, 2008

Cancema | Galatians 5:17

Cancema is made to attack skin disorders such as sun cancers and melanomas.  It works by going to the roots of the affected cells, and uses the body’s natural healing systems to expel the bad cells from the body. [more]

 

January 20, 2008

Talkfest | Proverbs 10:19

 

*January 21, 2008

Empty lane | Joshua 1:9

At this particular intersection, onto a very busy arterial road, the transport authorities have built a traffic island to protect cars that are merging left onto the main road.  It provides them with a designated lane to move forward!  [more]

 

*January 22, 2008

Son | Proverbs 4:18

Have you ever noticed how 18 degrees Celsius on a cloudy day can feel much cooler than 18 degrees with the sun shining down on you? [more]

 

January 23, 2008

Flat faced | Proverbs 10:8

 

*January 24, 2008

First plane out | Psalms 121:2

The roar of the first jet out knifed the predawn stillness.  It was noticeable, even when I was busy exercising. I happen to live over the flight path for planes leaving my city to southern destinations.  In the cold winter stillness, the blazing lights of the exiting plane announce the arrival of the new day. [more]

 

January 25, 2008

Honestly | Proverbs 11:3

 

*January 26, 2008

Babycino | Psalms 32:8

The young child sat watching her mother almost mesmerized by the cappuccino experience. She has seen it many times, and now the day had come. “What would you like to order?” [more]

 

*January 27, 2008

Obedience | Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

I had a surprise for Nolan. I called him, but he wouldn’t come downstairs. Ever wondered as a parent why the simplest commands are so difficult for your kids to obey? In raising up my kids, I have learned just how important obedience is. [more]

 

January 28, 2008

Kind nourishment | Proverbs 11:17

 

*January 29, 2008

A 2 B | Jeremiah 10:23-24

There’s the freeway, the highway, the local road, the footpath, the bush track or maybe thick scrub? All are options for travelling! Which one would you choose? Probably the freeway, because of its ease, speed, and safety. [more]

 

January 30, 2008

Want to | Proverbs 12:1

 

*January 31, 2008

Notice me | John 17:21

Walking through bush on my morning walk I noticed this graffiti.  This was very unusual because of its distance from buildings and people.  In the middle of a forest, not the place you would expect to see street art! [more]

 

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