Saturday, 30 January 2010

Appreciating a quiet Saturday night

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Boy, we have had a full tidbitz day! Glad to not be going out this evening. It is pouring with rain; and it is a good night to remain at home. We just enjoyed a delicious homemade pizza, 'created' by Alan, and a glass of South African Red vino! Our downstairs big T.V. has experienced a bit of a 'blowout'; however, we are grateful for our bittidz T.V. in our bedroom. We will be cheering on the hockey game(s), as well as tuning into some good classic movies. (We also happen to be working on a simultaneous script / book for our eventual movie / true story. The movies we have been / are watching, have given us extra special insights).

Also, eventhough, our tid kitchen / bathroom sinks are still clogged (now been six weeks at least); we are working around all the related bittid inconveniences. (We will get this attended to, when the timing is better). At least we have plentiful water (hot and cold), and a dishwasher that cleanly washes the dishes. This is a Blessing; could be far worse!

We woke up to a few unexpected nasty 'trials and tribulations' this morning. Very clearly, the 'left hand does not know what the right hand is doing'; even after our most recent confirmation. We (Alan - lucky him!) will deal with this very irritating issue first thing on Monday morning. In the meantime, He has 'provided our daily bread'; and both Alan and I are very thankful for that Provision; even with all these latest 'trials and tribulations' of today. I feel stronger and encouraged all the tidbit more! As per His Will, in His time, His Way, His Purpose, He has an awesome Plan for Alan and I; eventhough, we do not know what His Purpose / Plan is. We have become all the more FOCUSED upon Him to Provide Solution; as, 'He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Light'.

Tidbit - Maintain a calm; and ENDURE with a positive outlook! TRUST totally in Him, to provide your needs.

Bittid - Be genuinely grateful for all your daily Blessings. If you feel discouraged, simply re evaluate and 'Seek Him Out'. He will enlighten you, so that you can appreciate Him all the more, when He Provides for you! Be expectant; and be of a good, cheerful, giving heart! Be a living Blessing to others; do not be wrapped up in your own difficulties.

Am looking forward to watching the Vision Channel tomorrow morning; maybe some of you will, as well! I know there will be many 'ephifanies' that I will learn and joyfully embrace! ie. 'Hour of Power' (Dr. Robert Schuller - www.; 'Enjoying Everyday Life' (Joyce Meyer -; and 'Living Truth' (Charles Price - There are also other wonderful programs to be appreciatively thankful for as well! ie. 'Tomorrow's World', and Rhonda Lazerte's 'Door of Hope'. These ministries too, provide such uplifting teachings and resources!

Love the photo image; that is Alan and I tonight! Our Blue ( five year young Blue Heeler 'pup') has his own bed and pillow! LOL!

Good Night, Peace, and God Bless.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Enjoy the 'wait!'

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We are glad to be home and in for the night; as it is pouring with rain! We are thankful it is the weekend (again!).

We are in a 'waiting' mode; and sometimes it is the hardest thing to do, to simply endure with patience and just 'wait'. No more, no less. It takes a great deal of courage; as it is very tempting to not have 'cool heads prevail', if you will. However, we are resolved to TRUSTING Him, knowing He has a GOOD plan for Alan and I (for all of us, for that tid matter), as per His Will and His Purpose. We now have numerous options open to us, (You can refer to recent posts if you wish a bit of background).

As per yesterday's post, the individual who is doing his manoeuvering bittidz best to 'swick' (a Scottish term) Alan (a Scot) and I, will not be as successful, as he may envision. We have since done our due diligence and sought sage counsel. All well and good to 'have a meeting of the minds'; however, we must continue to be 'prudent', and not allow ourselves to be compromised by pressure to act rashly. Truth and Integrity is tantamount.

Tidbit - Do not give up; enjoy the 'wait' as best you can! Regardless of how tough things might be for you. Take courage and be of good cheer; and Put your Trust in the Lord to Provide your needs. I would suggest also reading the Psalms and Proverbs for extra encouragement and enlightenment.

Bittid - Remember to daily 'Praise Him In ALL Things'; and to thank Him constantly for all your Blessings.

Earlier this morning, I heard the chitter chattering chirping of birds; as well as observing whirling hummingbirds, flying finches, and contented chickadees. These are such wonderous tiny Blessings; and are tidbitz soars to one's spirits, methinks. 'Spring is just around the corner'; as the dawn is greeting us earlier and the hours of the day are increasing in daylight.

Love the above photo image.

Here is wishing you a nice weekend. Peace and God Bless.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

'To thine own self be true'

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Eventhough, it has been a quiet rainy day, it has been a full tidbitz. We are doing our due diligence (Seeking His Counsel, all the while) with various options, that are available to us. In a prime scenario, Alan and I are dealing with an individual, who is using his ability to 'twist and turn' my words, to further and suit what 'appears to be' utilizing his usurping? purpose. It is very taxing; particularly, when Alan and I are integrity driven and upfront. I have now since been in touch with a lawyer / friend to arm me with fresh knowledge, as to how best to deal effectively with this ? individual. We share the same thoughts; however, it is always beneficial to be given sound advice and validation.

The particular individual almost leaves me bittidz speechless; and methinks, I will just leave it at that.

Tidbit - When you are 'overwhelmed', step back and simply Abide in Him. No need to make rash decisions. Leave it to Him to Direct and Guide your path; as 'He IS the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIGHT.'

Bittid - From Proverbs 19:11 - "A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression". In other words, maintain a tid calm countenance and be forgiving. I have to admit, I had to count to 'ten' a few bit times! LOL!

The above message is so true.

Peace and God Bless.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Prudent is refreshing!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We have had an interesting day thus far! Perhaps the tidbit of 'rest' yesterday, recharged our bittid batteries for today. Have managed to 'touch base' with a few key individuals; and there are more options open to us.

Last week, when I was reading various passages from the Bible, I was 'Guided' to Proverbs 19 - 'On Life and Conduct'. The page just fell open. The Chapter hit a heartfelt chord with me; and Verse 14, keeps resounding strongly within me! "House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the Lord". For some reason, those tidbitz words, as well as the whole of Proverbs 19, gives me solid comfort. Quite literally, I have been meditating upon the specific words; ie. 'a prudent wife is from the Lord'. The word, 'prudent' takes on a whole different meaning to me; it is refreshing; as in 'making my heart sing'. Basically, Alan and I are looking to be prudent with our options.

In yesterday's bittidz post, I shared that we must not rely upon our own understandings; less disappointments. When we RELY upon Christ, He directs our path; in Accordance with His Will, His Purpose and Plan. We know and trust He has a GOOD PLAN; so we are following His Counsel, being 'prudent', hopeful, Prayful, and 'Waitful' for Him to Show us the way.

As Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman (Hour of Power -, expressed on Sunday morning, God turns 'upside down' plans, 'right side up'. Her message was just what the 'doctor ordered!' I thought 'no coincidence' here; another encouraging and enlightening 'ephifany', as in 'music to my ears'.

Joyce Meyer on 'Enjoying Everyday Life' ( shares how important it IS to have God in our lives; and that He wants to do things for us; but we must put Him First.

Both 'Hour of Power' and 'Enjoying Everyday Life' also interviewed wonderful guest speakers; who shared their illuminating stories.

From 'Living Truth' (, here is an excerpt from Charles Price, as he expands on the IMPACT on peoples' lives, when they meet Jesus. Charles gives such a good explanation, methinks it is better to quote his message, for easier understanding. ie. “Then Nathanael declared, 'Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.” John 1:49.
"Jesus finding people. People finding Jesus and those people finding other people who find Jesus. It's an ongoing process and is the only means by which God has entrusted His Gospel to spread, through ordinary men and women, boys and girls whose hearts respond to His direction. Andrew, along with another disciple of John the Baptist, heard John proclaim, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” Andrew found his brother, Simon, and brought Him to Jesus. Jesus left for Galilee and found Philip. “Follow Me,” He said, and then Philip found Nathanael and brought him to Jesus."

If you wish to learn more, best to tune into these ministerial websites (and / or other sites) to appreciate a greater understanding of Him.

Love the above photo image; very true. Believe it or not, we can see the sprouting green growth of daffodils in the surrounding gardens! Perhaps 'Spring is in the Air!'

Peace and God Bless.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

He IS our Navigator!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Eventhough it has been a rather restful and quiet day; we are glad to fall into our bed. We have been through a lot of hoops; and yesterday was no exception. Was a tough day. Yet, at the end of it, we were given some tidbitz relief; as He Stepped in and Overcame a major obstacle; a 'breakthrough', if you will.

We are still not 'out of the woods'; but everyting is now in 'slow mo'; on hold if you will. We are 'basking'; and 'Seeking Refuge and Strength in Christ'. He IS our 'Navigator'; and we are in His boat; and He is helping us to 'right the ship'. We know that He has a GOOD plan for us (that includes each and every one of us; so be encouraged by Seeking Him out! Invite Him to be your Navigator!); and we are Trusting in Him, as 'He IS the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIGHT.'

Have also been enlightened with more bittidz experiences on 'Human Nature'. However, the best and most uplifting Ephifany IS, that He IS our Solution; no more, no less. Without going into a tid of bittid details, here is a bit of a tidbit: 'Rely not upon your own understanding'; nor upon others; as, you may be a little saddened at times. Best to have total Trust in Him, and lean on Him to Guide you through all obstacles. Ultimately, there will be less disappointments. A rather valuable lesson I am learning, methinks. When you turn everything over to Him, and 'Let' Him carry your burdens, there is a lot more clarity, wisdom, and understanding. He DOES, indeed, have an awesome Plan for each and every one of us!

Am going to call it a night; will be back tomorrow. Love the above photo image.

Good Night, Peace, and God Bless.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Evening Ephifanies!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Alan and I have enjoyed a nice peaceful and restful tid Sunday. We are ABIDING in Christ; and we have left it all up to Him to work out. 'Surrendered' all our bit burdens to Him; and we do have a few. However, it has been said, that 'He does not give any of us, any more burdens than each of us can carry, at any one time'. Those tidbit words give me heartfelt Solace and Encouragement; and perhaps those words will reinforce strong 'steadfastedness' for those of you, who have been experiencing challenging ordeals. As mentioned in the last two previous posts, we are totally Relying upon Him, because we Trust in Him, as He has a GOOD plan - for ALL of us. There have been events happening; and personally, Alan and I, do not understand as to the 'why's'(actually in a way we do; call it 'spiritual warfare;); particularly when we have been 'straight up'. However, we have renewed our vigour to trek forth regardless.

I watched the ministerial programs this morning; and they were awesome - a total breath of fresh air! Am about to go and embrace some more this evening! So, this post will be brief. However, there are many tidbits that I appreciated, and learned today from these empowering teachers of Christ ie. Hour of Power - Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman is wonderful! As is Joyce Meyer of 'Enjoying Everyday Life', and Charles Price of 'Living Truth'. I suggest strongly that you should tune into these International Bible Teachers, (and other wonderful ministries) for more insightful bittids.

We have a full week before us; and Alan and I are putting ALL our TRUST in Him, that He will Provide the Way; as 'He IS the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIGHT". Will share too, that by reading passages from the Bible, meditating upon various verses, one 'grows' in one's 'walk with Him' and thus, there is a deeper relationship with Him. That is what He TRULY WANTS. 'Seek and Ye Shall Find'. Also, 'The Truth sets you free'; and the Bible wonderfully validates this.

Have to go; but I will be back before too long! Love the above photo image!

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

A quiet calm

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Alan and I are literally leaving everything up to Christ, as to whatever, His Will, His Purpose, and His Plan may take us. We have done the bittidz best we can; have exhausted our efforts; and now, we are SIMPLY ABIDING in Him; as He IS our Refuge and Strength. Glad too, it is Saturday night and we are appreciatively RESTING in Him. A rather quiet and reflective time; yet somehow, we know He will Help us Overcome all obstacles. He has helped us Overome various challenges before; and we are very thankful for Him 'stepping in'. He HAS a GOOD Plan for each and every one of us!

I keep thinking of the tidbitz comments expressed by Robert Schuller Jr - 'When you are down to nothing, you know He is up to something; that is something to the GOOD for you'. Also, Dr. Charles Stanley shares that when 'God is silent'; not really. He has not abandoned you / us; He is working out a good plan for all of us. So, for those of you who feel discouraged, let down, weary, etc, think of their positive and uplifting thoughts. Also, the Psalms in the Bible are filled with such awesome inspiration! Good on David!

Alan and I are endeavouring to work out various tid 'exit' strategies; however, we shall see what He unfolds for us. We continually 'Praise Him In All Things'; and we just have to keep on trekking and keep a stiff upper bit lip. He says to 'Be of Good Cheer'. Sometimes, that is not easy to do; however, why 'Fret' about tomorrow? Focus on Him, enjoying one day at a time. Rely not upon your own understanding; rather, leave it ALL to Him to Provide Solution. Anticpate that GOOD things will occur for you!

Last week's teachings on 'Hour of Power' and 'Enjoying Everyday Life' were 'NO Coincidence', methinks. Trusting in the Lord, and 'soaring like eagles' from 'Hour of Power'; and Joyce Meyer and John Maxwell (his book, 'Talent is Never Enough') share about genuinely having God in your heart; and then nothing will hold you back. Also, in 'Living Truth', Charles Price shares about the Apostles; how they were led to Jesus. Comparably, how Christ brings you to Him, through people. 'Seek and Ye Shall Find'. It is never too late, if one is 'lost'; makes a greater IMPACT - ie 'what it means to find Jesus and to be found by Him'.

Will keep you posted. As mentioned in yesterday's post, God knows the end from the beginning or has the end in mind for us. Alan and I do not know; however, we will remain 'steadfast', as we are 'waiting' upon Him to show us the way; as 'He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Light'.

Am looking forward to the Vision Channel tomorrow; I know there will be more enlightening ephifanies! Can not believe that another week has flown by.

Here is wishing you all a nice Saturday evening and a wonderful day tomorrow. Love the above photo image of the majestic eagle! Also, hope some of these bittids are tidbits of encouragement to you!

Good Night, Peace, and God Bless.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Ephifanies plus!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Alan and I have been on the go. Hope to share some wonderful bittids before too long, from 'Hour of Power' (Dr. Robert Schuller -; 'Enjoying Everyday Life' (Joyce Meyer -; and 'Living Truth' (Charles Price -, that I absorbed 'like a sponge', last Sunday on the T.V. Vision Channel. However, for those of you who wish to 'Seek and Ye Shall Find', it still is best for you to check these and other encouraging ministerial websites out for yourselves.

However, I would like to quote some passages from the January newsletter from Charles Price of 'Living Truth'; which pretty much sums up various tidbits, that Alan and I have been experiencing in our walk in Christ. This particular week has been a tougher battle, than usual.

First of all - Luke 14:33 - "IN THE SAME WAY, any of you who does not give up everything in Him CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE."

Then Charles shares in his newsletter: "Obedience to God nearly always requires leaving other things behind". - 'The easy road is usually familiar, certain and predictable. But there are things which have to 'go' in order for us to walk effectively with God. This is the cost of effective Christian living.'

'Classic wisdom in our day tells us to 'Start the journey with the end in mind'. But with God, there are many times we have no idea what the end is going to be. If our security lies in knowing what is going to happen next, we are walking by sight, not by faith - the reversal of the Christian life. We don't have to know about tomorrow. We are instead to trust God who knows the end from the beginning, and allow Him to guide in His time, along His way, and for His purpose.'

That description adequately touches upon our week in a nutshell bit; as there are some major decisions that we are gravely pondering. Two of our three options, are especially dear to our hearts; and we are in the process of having to literally 'let everything go'. We have learned a lot more about 'human nature' - sad, but true ephifanies, if you will. However, we are determined to move forward; and we are waiting for Him to enlighten and direct our steps; as 'He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Light'. Am utilizing the above photo image again; as it hits close to home, methinks.

Am appreciating a rye and gingerale (Rye is not one of my favourites; but it is certainly hitting the spot at the tid moment!). Skal! Here is wishing you a nice R & R weekend. My apologies for not writing til now; however, it has been a week and then some. However, we are Thankful for our daily Blessings; could be far worse. The situation in Haiti, for example and / or other less fortunate parts of the world. So regardless, wa are 'Praising Him In All Things'.

Peace and God Bless.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Quiet Dialogue

This is written in the wee hours of the morning; but I felt I had to share this tidbit!

As I was going off to sleep, I ended up having a silent Prayer Dialogue with Him. I Asked Him for the Holy Spirit to indwell within me, and to give me Wisdom and Understanding; as we have some major decisions to make in the next short while. (You can refer to the earlier post, if you wish a bittid of background). Looking back on things, perhaps the delays have been for the best; as in 'Blessings in Disguise'.

We had watched a late movie; and methinks I received my 'second wind'; as well as receiving 'whispers' or inner insights. I was given a plausible Solution! If this is the Way of it, so be it! It is as if a bright 'light has gone on!' "He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Light". Will do a bit of due diligence; however, this option certainly has abundant merit!

Also was 'Directed' to the Bible, to Psalm 37: 1 - 40. Verse 1 starts off "Do not fret...". Verse 5 says: "Commit your way to the Lord. Trust also in Him, and He will do it". I find that wonderful passage to be of great encouragement, comfort and solace.

Must call it a night now, as morning will be here soon enough. Once again, I look forward to watching the 'Hour of Power', 'Enjoying Everyday Life', and 'Living Truth' on the Vision Channel in four hours. My cup of coffee will be very much appreciated as well! LOL!

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Always more food for thought!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We are glad it is the weekend; as it was a full tidbitz week of appointments, seeing several people etc. At the end of each day, Alan and I were exceedingly thankful to fall into our bed.

We have some major decisions to make; and they are not easy ones. We are holding out in Hope and Prayer, that something 'miraculous' will happen in the near bit future. However, we have MANY MANY MANY Blessings to be grateful for! Particularly, when we are seeing the disastrous devastation in Haiti, from the massive earthquake.

We have been on the go; and yet stepping back at the same time. The cards will fall, where they may. The delays have certainly not been helpful and yet, some of them have been. So, we are leaving it all to Him to work everything through; According to His Will, His Purpose, and His Plan. We have the FAITH, and the TRUST that Christ has a GOOD PLAN for us. We have experienced some tid ephifanies; and we are Seeking further Wisdom and Understanding; so that we have a greater clarity and an appreciative discernment. This will help to better equip us, when it is time to make prudent choices.

Tidbit - He says: 'Fear Not, For I Have Overcome the World'. Well, we are taking solid stock from those wonderful words of encouragement. Christ has, indeed, Helped Alan and I through many a time; thus, we will endure and keep on trekking. He IS our Refuge and Strength.

Bittid - Continue to keep calm, cool, and collected; even if all around you is the exact opposite. Simply thank Him for your daily Blessings; and turn everything over to Him to Overcome all bittidz circumstances.

Am looking forward to embracing more knowledge on my favourite ministerial programs on the Vision Channel tomorrow. I am always enlightened by their illuminating insights and teachings of Him.

I appreciate the photo image, as the meringue dessert looks delicious! Add a tidbit scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a bittid drizzle of Grand Marnier, and voila! Mmmmm.

Peace and God Bless.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Armor of God

Good Afternoon!

Upon a bit of reflection, you might wish to tune into 'Church of God International'; as there is wonderful encouragement for these 'interesting' times. Bronson James, on 'Armor of God', shares his insights about the DRAMA that Jesus Christ experienced in His Life; therefore, we likewise, have our daily fair share of DRAMA. Drama is a fitting description; and methinks, we should all take solace! We have heard Bronson James speak before; and this is NO COINCIDENCE, that we happened to be viewing the Vision Channel last night. Am appreciatively thankful for Bronson's tidbit insights re: 'soap operas'; and I thought, 'right on'; because there is always 'Drama', in everyday lives. And, as a bittid, methinks, all the more imperative, that we all prepare ourselves, and 'put on' the full 'Armor of God', to help withstand current and future 'trials and tribulations'.

Eventhough we are in the 'wait mode' for calls back for our projects, we are leaving it ALL to Christ to work out; as He very definitely has a Purpose and a GOOD Plan, in Accordance with His Will. Perhaps some of the 'delays' were due to some doubts / fears on our part; which may have interefered with His Natural 'Flow' to Provide our needs. Mmmmm, this is solid food for thought, methinks.

Have just lit a crackling fire; and we are appreciating our home, as well as all our Blessings, that He has given us. Am also about to start embracing / revisiting the Bible, as per my earlier post this morning. It is a perfect day for a fire; and the gentle rain is good!

Peace and God Bless.

Faith and Encouragement!

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Before I forget, as per yesterday's post, the Chinese gentleman took us to lunch, because we gave him some turkey soup. As previously mentioned, Alan made a huge cauldron of turkey soup, consisting of holiday turkey bones & leftovers, veggies, seasonings, AND consomme soup. The longer the soup cooked, along with adding more ingredients, the better it tasted! This 'brew' has lasted us all this time; and we still have some left! Apart from being delicious and wonderfully healthy, it is very economical! Amazing all the meals that have been 'stretched', added on to, shared, given away etc - all from a 21 pound turkey from Christmas! This same turkey also fed nine 'street people'. ie. Alan made up turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches, along with other 'TLC' nourishments of food and drink. If you wish some tidbits of background, you can refer to my December 28th post of: 'A pink rose in December'. We still have the one pink rose; it appears to still be in fruitful bloom! What an awesome Blessing, methinks.

It is another rainy and dark morning; however, at this time, I prefer rain to snow; save on the mountains! Our kitchen sink / downstairs bathroom is still quite clogged; and eventhough we have left a message for a local plumber, we have coped with this tid inconvenience. Basically running bittids of hot water and the garbarator, and scooping out the spillages of water at the same time. We have tried 'Liquid Plumber'; and we will give that another go.

Last night, we enjoyed some more of the Vision Channel. ie. Rhonda Lazerte Ministries - she is right on! Also, 'Armor of God'; is excellent as well. I joyfully absorbed, as if a 'sponge'; thoroughly appreciating their illuminating insights. A heartfelt 'Thank you' to all the ministries that give of their time and teachings of Christ.

Tidbit - 'Knowledge is power.'

Bittid - Christ wants each and every one of us to have a personal relationship with Him. Invite Him genuinely into your heart; and the Holy Spirit will Abide in you. Hence, a greater Understanding, Wisdom, Discernment, Grace, and the 'Fruits of the Spirit' etc.

Because I want to earnestly learn more about Jesus, ('Seek and Ye Shall Find'), I am going to start reading the Bible on a daily basis. ie. Beginning with the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), followed by the rest of the New Testament. Will also revisit the book, 'Revelation Unveiled' by Tim La Haye; to be better equipped during these troubled times. I love the Psalms; they provide such magnificent encouragement! David is one of my favourites! Also, as Joyce Meyer recommends, reading the Proverbs each day will be enlightening as well.

Have also zoomed around with the vacuum downstairs; now that all the Christmas decorations are out of the way. 'Amen', and a tidbit sigh of relief! LOL! Also, we have received some potential positive news this morning; and as I was vacuuming, I was cheerfully reconfirming in my heart, that He IS our Solution! Also, jubilantly 'Praising Him In All Things'; KNOWING and TRUSTING He has everything in Hand; as per His Purpose; whatever that may be. That bittid thought gives me further Solace, that He IS our Refuge and Strength! Alan and I are confidently 'waiting' upon Him to Provide His Good Plan for us.

Have to go and finish vacuuming the upstairs. Will keep you posted, when we know more!

Love the above photo image of David and Goliath! Hope today's post gives you a bit of an uplift and is of 'Good Cheer'.

Peace and God Bless.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Again, 'Seek and Ye Shall Find!'

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It seems like tid ages since I last wrote; and yet, it was only two bit days ago! Both days came and went! The rest of Friday involved us in our business, as well as taking down the Christmas decorations. Bit by bit; tid by tid.

We were guests of our elderly Chinese friend / neighbour for a 'special' lunch on Saturday; and what a wonderful feast at a local restaurant! Prawns, shrimp, dumplings, soup, pork, noodles, green veggies, the works; following with an easy to digest semi frozen coconut pudding. I am not really a 'pudding fan'; but this was refreshingly tasty! We did not have room for dinner! LOL! When we returned home in the mid afternoon, I continued putting away more decorations, as well as cleaning out and reorganizing various cupboards. In the evening, we fell into bed, with grateful hearts; many bittids of Blessings to be thankful for!

This morning, I embraced again, 'Hour of Power', 'Enjoying Everyday Life', and 'Living Truth' on the Vision Channel. Alan is thankful for all three ministries; however, he appreciates an extra bittid of 'sleep in', before he and Blue go out for their morning walk. Then, with his cup of tea, we watch 'Living Truth' together. Of course, I am already enjoying my 'elixir' of coffee; being toasty warm, and curled up on our couch!

My apologies for not sharing tidbits from last Sunday; was on the go. However, methinks, it is still better for those who genuinely wish to 'Seek and Find' Christ, to tune into these resourceful programs for their enlightening teachings. Will say that, Pastor and Author, John Maxwell, was a guest on both 'Hour of Power' and 'Enjoying Everyday Life'. What a tidbit Blessing that was, to hear him twice in one morning! John gives his encouraging insights about 'Failure Moving Forward', and Wisdom; as well as reflecting on, how full is one's calendar? ie. Eventhough a calendar may not be 'full', it is a matter of WHO will fill the calendar? Are we just too 'busy busy' for God?

This morning on 'Hour of Power', I appeciated James Brown as a guest speaker - ie.
"Borrowing from the language of architecture and building, when we look at a wonderful, magnificent edifice and how it's able to stand sturdily and withstand all the wind and rain beating against it, it's very symbolic for what we go through in life. The foundation for our lives, the rock upon which it is rooted is Christ Jesus. So I decided to embrace that and apply that in everything that I was doing. We know that life will bring with it trials and tribulations as well as successes, but it's the foundation you're standing on – that's what's important." Plus, he tells his personal story in his new book, 'Role of a Lifetime'.

Dr. Sheila Schuller Coleman, and Dr. Robert Schuller Snr. are wonderfully uplifting as well! Dr. Schuller shares: "'The shoe must not tell the foot how big to grow.' That's a universal principle! You probably aren't in the leadership of a church, but that principle applies to you and to me. We set up limits that keep God from doing the bigger things He wants to do in our life. We must not limit God!"

Joyce Meyer on 'Enjoying Everyday Life' is impactful re: from last week, as well as today, with her empowering message on 'Making Right Decisions'; which essentially is Receiving Wisdom from Him. Today, Joyce shares her thoughts re: 'are we making the right decisions? ie. out of 'Wisdom' or are the decisions based on 'Emotional' issues, based on our fears, doubts etc?' I thought, interesting. Mmmmmm. NO coincidences, here folks! Alan and I have been 'fazed' with decisions; and it would appear on 'first blush'. that the many delays we have experienced, have been more of a hindrance, than a help. And, YET, we have chosen to 'step back'; and are reflecting, pondering - What is it, Christ would have us do?; as 'He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Light'.

Tomorrow and Tuesday will be 'telling days'; so, we have / are literally 'casting all our cares upon Him'. I think I will also follow Joyce's suggestion about reading a Proverb a day; she does!

In 'Living Truth', Charles Price shares how the Disciple, Andrew, brought Simon (Simon Peter) his brother, to Jesus. ie. Our role is to 'find people' to witness to about Jesus Christ; and we can build our 'Rock' foundation upon Him. Christ likens Peter to a 'Rock.' Again, methinks for those who wish to 'Seek and Ye Shall Find', check into the 'Living Truth' website - and you can learn more about the building of a solid foundation in your knowledge of Christ.

Also, now all the Christmas decorations have been packaged up, til next year. We rearranged our garage / basement and all the Christmas boxes are now 'organized' in one specific spot; and are no longer scattered about! Amen!

Tidbit - 'Organize' the Christmas decorations (or whatever) at the time; so as to be better 'streamlined' for the future.

Bittid - Appreciate a 'Day of Rest'; where you can reflect, ponder, and appreciate your Blessings.

Also, here are the other two websites! ie. 'Hour of Power' ( and 'Enjoying Everyday Life' ( Perhaps you know of someone, who needs a 'helping hand'; and by 'Paying it Forward', you can direct whomever, to these sites; to learn more about Christ.

Love the above photo image!

Peace and God Bless.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Heartfelt memories

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It is a very dark showery morning; however, I am thankful for the rain and the milder temperatures, as opposed to snow and freezing conditions.

Meant to add in yesterday's post, that the five lovely Anysley cups and saucers I gave to our friend, was for her to promote them to eager buyers! May they bring someone just as much pleasure as they did to me! It is a 'win / win' for us both! Basically, we do not need these extra 'things'. Am finding that more and more, as each tid year goes by! LOL!

Plus, my Aunt gave me a set of exquisite 18th Century antique cups & saucers as a wedding gift for my first marriage. We also have our own beautiful china pattern; as well as a 300 year old bone china set that belonged to my Mum and her family. I remember in the 'olden days', that after school, I would have 'afternoon tea' with her, enjoying our 'tea time' together from these 'ancient' cups and saucers. Methinks, I will do that sometime - ie have a cup of tea from 'her' china service and appreciate a bit of history!

Tidbit - 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'; particularly if there is a sentimental attachment and / or heartfelt memories.

Have been tied up with some business bittids this morning; will keep you posted (as per yesterday's post), when we have more clarity. I am ever hopeful that it will be tidbits of GOOD news! Alan and I are patiently waiting for Him to Overcome any and all obstacles, and to Provide the BEST Solution for all.

Bittid - There are times to simply 'step back'; and to calmly leave it all to Him to work things through. 'Fear Not'; as He says: 'For I have Overcome the World'. Therefore, be joyful and have complete, confident TRUST in Him.

Also over the next few days, our Christmas decorations will be put away for another year. This time though, they will be much better organized and easier to locate. LOL!

It is Friday and the weekend again! Where does the time go? Hope to be back a bittid later with a tidbit or two. I like the cheery photo image, along with its wonderful message. The daffodils are starting to sprout up here! An awesome Blessing, indeed!

Peace and God Bless.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Have Positive thoughts!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

WOW! What a great day we have enjoyed! Have received a number of tid 'ephifanies'; however, will share them with you at the appropriate time. Particularly, one tidbit. However, if all this comes to fruition, this will all tie in with more clarity.

In the wee bittidz hours of the morning, I was 'Guided' to 'Get Up' and turn to the Bible. The Bible literally opened up to Psalm 73! ie. Wonderful; with all the several 'hoops' and discouraging delays we have experienced for these past sixteen months; and this passage is refreshingly illuminating to one's spirits, methinks! Perhaps, His Purpose is, that with all these tidbitz obstacles (which we have steadfastedly endured), He Has a GOOD PLAN for Alan and I! If this comes to pass, (and I have been extra joyfully anticipating 'Good News' all day), then all these struggles are worth it!

Will share also some tidbits from 'Hour of Power', 'Enjoying Everyday Life', and 'Living Truth' before too long. Interestingly enough, their messages are NO COINCIDENCES; to what we have been going through! Hurrah! Still best, methinks, if you check into these International Bible Teachers for your own due diligence, as per your own personal experiences! Very helpful and encouraging, I can assure you.

Today, we dismantled our Christmas tree and what a relief! As much as we loved putting the tree up, it is nice to have it gone! More space! Tree needle free! Will be taking care of the other bittids of decorations over the next few days; amd will apreciate the quiet time to do this. A New Year's Resolution! LOL!

Alan has also made up the rest of the turkey bittid leftovers to add into his original cauldron of turkey soup (which we have recently shared with some neighbours); and that will serve as our dinner tonight! It is currently simmering and it smells absolutely delicious throughout our house! Mmmmm. Alan has thrown in a bit of consomme broth to liven the taste buds.

When I was bringing up the boxes (to wrap up the decorations), I 'found' a very lovely cobalt blue decanter and matching tumbler glasses that my daughter gave me years ago. It brought back heartfelt memories; as methinks she saved her babysitting money to buy the decanter set for me for Christmas. Believe it or not, we still have yet to unwravel boxes from our 2006 move! Another New Year's Resolution, is that we will organize our garage to be in a better 'ship shape' condition. LOL!

We also had a few errands to attend to; as well as having popped into the consignment store; as a few of our Lady Head Vases sold! I gave our friend / owner of the shop, some exquisite Aynsley teacups / saucers, amd matching demi-tasses (which is exceedingly rare); and this made her day!

Tidbit - When you have a 'generosity of spirit'; genuinely 'giving to others', the reward is far greater than receiving. Eventhough, it is wonderful to be an appreciative recipient; it is also good to be a Blessing to others.

Bittid - Keep FOCUSED daily upon Him; KNOWING He had a GOOD PLAN for you; as per His Will and His Purpose. Do NOT give up!

Glad that it is evening, and that we are now home for the night. 'Chef' Alan's soup will certainly hit the spot! Skal! Love the above photo image!

Peace and God Bless.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Reflective encouragement!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It has been a full few days! We have been on the go towards fruition of our tidbitz projects. There have been MORE delays; and yet, we keep steadfastedly TRUSTING, that He has an AWESOME plan for Alan and I; full of further joy and bountiful abundance of His Blessings.

The Christmas and New Year's holidays were / are always wonderfully reflective; however, we are glad to be back in contact with those who were away on vacation. Plus some new variables. ie. We received a call from an individual on Monday afternoon; as well as from another contender today; which has given Alan and I even more 'food for thought'. Methinks, that perhaps the bit 'delays' are all the more part of His Grand Purpose and Plan!

Tidbit - 'Rely not upon your own understanding'; Best to Focus, Rest, and Abide in Him; and for Him to Provide Solution. 'Seek and Ye Shall Find' is a solid reinforcement!

Bittid - When you are feeling a bittidz overwhelmed, overcome, just turn to Him (Christ) to Guide your path; as 'He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Light'. He says: 'Fear Not, For I Have OVERCOME the World'.

Will share before too long some of my ephifany tidbits from the 'Hour of Power', 'Enjoying Everyday Life', and 'Living Truth' from last Sunday. However, still best if you do your own due dilegence re: their mininsterial teachings of Christ.

Here is a passage that 'showed up', when I sought out the Bible for TRUTH. The pages literally flew open! NO coincidences, methinks; considering the few bittids I just wrote!

Psalm 142: 1 - 7 'Prayer for Help in Trouble'

"I CRY outloud with my voice to the Lord, I make supplication with my voice to the Lord.
I pour out my complaint before Him.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me. Thou dost know my path. In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me.
Look to the right and see; For there is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul.
I cried out to Thee, O Lord, I said, Thou art my refuge. My portion in the land of the living.
Give heed to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me.
Bring my soul out of prison, So that I may give thanks to Thy name; The righteous will surround me, For Thou will 'deal bountifully with me'."

Perhaps this passage from the Book of Psalms, is an encouraging 'beacon of light' as it is to me! For those of you, who are experiencing some tid challenges; just hang in there with Hope, Faith, and Trust in Him. Also, 'The Lord, the Psalmist's Shepherd' - Psalm 23: 1-6 is also a magnificent uplifting of spirits!

Love the above photo image and its nuturing message!

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Embrace each day!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We are embracing today! We were out this morning, as we had to 'play catch up' with various tid errands, that we did not get to, during the Christmas Season. It has been pouring with rain; a perfect day to stay home and chill / veg out!

My son loaned us a DVD movie and we will be watching it this evening. We had thought we were going to view it last night; but ended up relocating to our cosy bed abode to watch, 'The Fellowship of the Rings' - 'Lord of the Rings'. Such an awesome movie! The magnificence of the New Zealand scenery and the computer graphics 'take my breath away' every time I revisit the movie. Perhaps the second part of 'Lord of the Rings' will be on later this evening. There is always an 'ephifany' that I learn from this incredible movie. ie. In this case - To do the best you can, with whatever you have, and make the most of the present.

Tidbit - Live IN THE PRESENT; do not lament the past, and / or worry about the future. He wants us to live one day at a time; and if we remain stuck on past issues and / or fixated on future frets, then we are not giving Him our best.

While we were out this morning, I exchanged some New Year Greetings with a few neighbours, as well as having run into a very dear friend, whom I had been thinking about recently. Lo and behold, we were in the same long line up in the bank! I was going to take a different route, but changed my mind at the last minute. If I had not done that, chances are, I would not have seen her! She was my old neighbour years ago; and she is like a 'Mum' to me! She and her husband moved to a suburb; so to see her again, is an extra special Blessing to me! She very rarely 'comes into town'; however, we have agreed to get together somewhere, somehow, within the next week or two.

Appreciated hearing about how a few friends celebrated New Year's Eve. One went out for dinner with her husband, then on to a Christmas play, then for a festive drink, and finally to a house party. Another chap (a young man) went with a group of thirty friends, to an elegant downtown hotel, to attend a New Year's Gala. The group ended up having their 'Big Mac' attacks in the early hours of the morning! Also, most of the group went back to his house; and celebrated til the wee hours of dawn! LOL! Quite amusing; as Alan and I had our 'Big Mac' attack, at the start of New Year's Eve! Actually, the 'Big Mac' was our dinner! LOL! But, it tasted so good, champagne and all! If you wish, you can refer to my December 31st and January 1st posts for a bit of background.

Our good friend, re: New Year's Eve, did not come into town; however, we have 'his' room and bed ready; as he knows he is welcome any time. Nice to have friends like that, methinks! They are no fuss; and I just simply say: 'Our house is your house; and make yourself at home'.

Also, on 'Living Truth' (Charles Price -, Charles shares his insights on the importance of properly understanding the Bible in its entireity and in its proper context. The way he explains the Bible and breaks it down, makes sense; so for those of you who desire to know more, visit his website, or watch his program on T.V; and, or listen to a radio broadcast. Charles offers wonderful resources and encouraging teachings on how best to learn more about Christ; as the 'Word Becomes Flesh'. The Holy Spirit is the Living Embodiment of Christ's Spirit, which helps us understand His Message and Know it IS the TRUTH.

We had to go out for a short bittidz. ie. to the Liquor Store. My son contributed three bottles of red wine towards our Christmas family dinner; and we still have 1.5 bottles left! We are 'safekeeping' a particular wine exclusively to share with him, as he has not tried this particular French Reserve wine, called 'Circus'. I inquired about it at the Liquor Store; and apparently, you have to order it by the case. Hmmmm. So yes, we will enjoy that 'speciality' wine with him, when he is next over for a meal. There is also a red wine from Argentina, called 'Pampas'; and that was part of the wine selection he brought over. Alan and I will appreciatively enjoy a glass of that Argentinian delight tonight with our dinner! The South African red wine is also very good; and has excellent value. Inasmuch as my son gave us a 'Gift card' for Christmas, we treated ourselves to stocking up our liquor larder a tidbitz (ie A bottle of our favourite South African red wine).

When we were leaving the Liquor Store, there was a 'street person', with cap in hand and hand out. We had some 'silver'; which we gave him. He was appreciative and said, 'God Bless'. Well, 'something' tweaked within me, and I joyfully, fearlessly, and confidently bounded / bounced back to him; first thanking him for his kind words, and secondly I asked him if he truly believed in Christ? He quickly assured me, that he did; and that his life had been saved many a time by Him. I said that we simply have to 'BELIEVE IN HIM'. He enthusiastically agreed; and then added, that it was best to keep on believing in Him. Because when one forgets and turns their back on Him, He turns His back on them as well. I immediately zoomed in with: "No, He does not do that; He NEVER GIVES UP ON US. However, if you do not focus upon Him (or words to that effect), perhaps His Flow is interfered with."

At any rate, I gently touched his shoulder and he instantaneously 'lit up'. Alan asked him where he was from (we discerned he was not from here). Alan, who gave him a 'trac', also suggested that he should get in touch with a loved one, who wants to hear from him. He was dumbfounded; because that was, indeed, the case! I suggested he call his sister collect; and sooner, rather than later; and he assured us, he would. The thing was, I was like a 'kangaroo'; and was delighted when we 'uplifted' his spirits! He also was an encouraging 'boost' to my spirits; because he was sharing with me how he had been 'saved' so many times; just by his constant trusting BELIEF in Him. I had the intuitive feeling, he was much MORE, than he appeared to be. As the expression goes: 'You can not judge a book by its covers'. It was a precious, jubilant, memorable moment for me! I might add, that after that enlightening encounter, he 'disappeared'.

Bittid - Share the message of the Good News. Be an uplift / Blessing to others; and daily 'Praise Him In ALL Things!' The Lord's Prayer is a very powerful Prayer! He, does, indeed Provide our daily needs! When I share 'our', I am referring to each and every one of us; as He LOVES us all unconditionally! It is never too late to 'Seek and Ye Shall Find!'

'Well' (Deep subject, you can refer to my post of June 13/07), I am heartily appreciative for today; and am now thankful for the peaceful R & R of the evening. Once again, here is the vivid photo that my cousin recently took of a beautiful 'Baja Bird'. The colours are so vibrant! Am looking forward too, to watching the Vision Channel tomorrow morning (Hour of Power, Enjoying Everday Life, and Living Truth); as there may be some vibrant ephifanies!

Good Night, Peace, and God Bless.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Enjoying each day, as a 'new day!'

Happy New Year!

Have appreciated a tranquil R & R New Year's Day! Forgot to also share that we thoroughly enjoyed our New Year's Eve. We had a tidbit taste of bubbly; along with a big 'Mac attack'. I felt the sudden urge to have a MacDonald's 'Big Mac' with fries for dinner! Although, this was a totally unusual combination,(bubbly & burger); let alone, New Year's Eve, it really hit the bittid spot! Alan and I spent a quiet night, watching some movies. ie. The latest Harry Potter movie; as well as a couple of other entertaining shows. We fervently joined in the T.V. 'Countddown' with Dick Clark in New York's Time Square; and with our glasses raised, we heartily toasted in the New Year! There was enough Segura Brut champagne left over (nice leftover!) to welcome this morning as well!

Tidbit - Treat each and every day, as if it is a 'new day!' It is always a new day; but having 'an attitude of gratitude' and daily 'thanksgiving', makes each day refreshing and uniquely special. Also let go of the past and move forward!

On 'Enjoying Everyday Life' with Joyce Meyer (, I like what Joyce says about a dead horse. ie. 'If the horse has been dead for 10 years, dismount'. Basically, her encouraging message - Do not get stuck in the past (grief etc); anticipate GOOD things to happen in your life. God has a GOOD Plan for each and every one of us; as He ALWAYS comes through. Personally, it is best, if you directly tune into Joyce's ministry; as she provides many invaluable insights and teaching resources.

Bittid - Be kind and gentle to yourself. Take daily time out to reflect upon your Blessings; and to genuinely 'Praise Him In ALL Things'. When you Seek His Counsel; ('Seek and Ye Shall Find'), you are given a clarity and a calm. Things are a lot simpler, particularly when you Rely Upon Him to Guide and Help you through each day.

Once again, a very Happy New Year's Day; and may you enjoy a 'new day' each and every day!

Peace and God Bless.

Celebrating New Year's Day!

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We are majestically embracing this first day of the New Year! January 1st, 2010! Skal, with a glass of champagne! (Segura Viudas; one of the top 10 Best Buys; according to 'Wine & Spirit Magazine, November 2009). Again, here is wishing you all a Happy New Year; and may 2010 be the best year yet for you! We, personally, are very grateful to see the back end of 2009! Am sure there are some of you, who can also readily relate! LOL! Not really a laughing matter; however, a sense of humour, indeed goes a long way! The 2009 tidbit 'ephifanies' we all experienced, will equip us that much better, to overcome bittid obstacles and to genuinely appreciate a more awesome 2010!

We had a successful meeting yesterday with my friend; and his parting words of calm were: 'Everything will be okay; everything will work out.' Interestingly enough, when I was in 'Prayer Dialogue' with Him earlier that morning, I 'heard' those exact words; plus, 'Do not be afraid'. Our friend suggested to 'leave it with him'; and that he would supply us with a few beneficial options to choose from, when we next meet, next week. He is upfront; and we appreciate his candour and expertise. I am thinking: 'There are NO coincidences'; when we 'ran into each other' at the local store. You can refer to my most recent post for a bit of background, if you wish.

We also have a meeting with an individual on Monday morning; as well as having other tid 'irons in the fire'; that we will be apprised of after this holiday weekend. Somewhere, somehow, things will work out! He, indeed, has a GOOD PLAN for each and every one of us! We just have to 'keep on trekking' and confidently endure with HOPE, FAITH, and TRUST, that He has everything in Hand.

Writing of being thankful of Blessings, it is pouring with rain this January 1st morning. Personally, I am glad for this rain, as last year, we had 4 to 5 feet of treacherous snow.

Will share with you a recipe to 'shake up your Segura'. Alan and I are not 'gin fans'; however am sure there could be 'creative' subsitutes, for the gin etc, if one prefers.

"Pomegranate Orange Punch!

1 bottle Segura Viudas Brut Reserve
6 oz Beefeater 24 (or other flavoured botanical gin)
Fresh mint leaves
5 orange wheels
1 16 oz bottle pomegranate juice
Fresh pomegranate seeds (garnish)

In a saucepan on medium heat, reduce the pomegranate juice to a thick syrup, approx 4 oz or 1/3 its original volume. Let cool. Pour the entire bottle of Segura Brut into a large pitcher or punch bowl filled with ice. Add the reduced juice, which will sink to the bottom of the bowl. Add the gin, layer orange wheels on top and spread mint leaves over oranges. The punch will remain clear until stirred.

For 'wow' factor, wait until serving to stir. Pour into punch glasses filled with ice. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds into each glass and enjoy!"

To the right, there is a photo image of a 'Baja Bird', taken by my cousin. What a beautiful bird; as well as a colourful way to welcome the New Year!

Tidbit - 'Less is best'. Getting right down to the simple basics; and just re evaluating and appreciating our Blessings; no matter how small, they may appear to us. Always, have an open and thankful Heart to Him!

Bittid - Negative news can be infectious; however, a positive, upbeat attitude is all the more wonderfully contagious!

I choose to follow the latter; to go for it; and to be optimistic and to totally Rely Upon Him; as 'He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Light!'

A heartfelt 'Thank you', to all those of you, who read my posts. Hope you enjoy a restful and joyful New Year's Day; and for each and every day thereafter in 2010!

Peace and God Bless.