Tuesday, January 27, 2009


swing by the Beach Cottage Giveaway

Generous Giveaway from a gorgeous blog Sarah from" A Beach Cottage"

Monday, January 19, 2009

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity.. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.
Matthew 5:44

Australia Day 2009

Australia Day is coming up. The 26th of January we celebrate Australia Day with a long weekend. How very Australian. We love our holidays and no doubt there will be a BBQ or two. I have grown to appreciate and love our country and our culture. It wasn't really until I travelled overseas that I really came to appreciate our great country and the privilege of living in this Great South Land of the Holy Spirit.. It is a country of great beauty, and a people with a sense of humour and a laid back culture. We don't take too much seriously and we like to laugh at ourselves and others... Happy Australia Day to all you aussies out there. We should be proud of our great country and appreciate our freedom, and be thankful for the variety and choice of food and the beauty that surrounds us.

Australia's National Anthem Advance Australia Fair

Australians all let us rejoice,For we are young and free,
We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature's giftsOf beauty rich and rare,
In history's page, let every stageAdvance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of oursRenowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,Advance Australia Fair.