blessed be your name

Friday, August 31, 2007


What'll I do with just a photograph
To tell my troubles to?

When I'm alone
With only dreams of you
That won't come true
What'll I do?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

In Loving Memory of Isobel,my mum.

My loving Mum went to be with Jesus last night.August25th in Melbourne Australia. She died suddenly but peacefully in my arms with Rowan and Keith beside her too all telling her how much we loved her. We are so sad. She was a devoted mother to me, her only child and adored Granny of Rowan her only grandchild. She adored Keith who was so good to her and loved her dearly.
Please pray for us. We have no other family here. Our families are in Scotland, England and the U.S.

My Mum loved this hymn.

In heavenly love abiding, no change my heart shall fear.
And safe in such confiding, for nothing changes here.
The storm may roar without me, my heart may low be laid,
But God is round about me, and can I be dismayed?

Wherever He may guide me, no want shall turn me back.
My Shepherd is beside me, and nothing can I lack.
His wisdom ever waking, His sight is never dim.
He knows the way He’s taking, and I will walk with Him.

Green pastures are before me, which yet I have not seen.
Bright skies will soon be over me, where darkest clouds have been.
My hope I cannot measure, my path to life is free.
My Savior has my treasure, and He will walk with me.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Loving Forgetfulness. Max Lucado.

“I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
Jeremiah 31:34 NKJV

To love conditionally is against God’s nature. Just as it’s against your nature to eat trees and against mine to grow wings, it’s against God’s nature to remember forgiven sins.

You see, God is either the God of perfect grace…or he is not God. Grace forgets. Period. He who is perfect love cannot hold grudges. If he does, then he isn’t perfect love. And if he isn’t perfect love, you might as well put this book down and go fishing, because both of us are chasing fairy tales.

But I believe in His loving forgetfulness. And I believe He has a graciously terrible memory.

After I read this devotion today and I was struck by the fact that God is so altogether different to us. How often do we sit in judgment of another person and choose to love conditionally. Thank God that He doesn't .That He loves us just as we are and doesn't have conditions to His acceptance or continuing love of us.
We are all fallen humans. Let's choose to see each other as made in God's image and extend His grace to each other . If God can love us unconditionally then let's choose to do the same to each other.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

I Was Hungry.

and you set going a humanistic association and you discussed my hunger.
and you sneaked quietly to your quiet chapel in your quiet neighbourhood and prayed for my liberation.
and you wondered wasnt that perhaps immoral?
and you went on you knees and praised God for your health.
and you preached to me about God's loving care.
and you left me alone to pray for me.

You seem so holy.
You seem so close to God.
But I am still hungry and lonesome.
I'm freezing.