Thursday, 10 July 2014

Name Droppin' T bone

I think this is kind of funny. Listening for artists that you know (and maybe seeing them too). Also does have a good message.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Back Again.

Yes, I know, It's been a while since I have posted here. I have been pretty lazy of late, in regards to my blog, but I thought it time to update everyone who reads my blog, ( all none of you) on what has been happening.

Since October I have been forced to volunteer at Vinnie's in Newtown for work for the dole. It's ok I guess but would not be my first choice in what to do. I guess the best part of it has been meeting some nice people.

The more exciting thing that has happened has been that since November I have been doing casual work for Auburn Library Services. This has been pretty fun especially because it is in the field that I am wanting to work in. So I get rostered on for some shifts and if I am needed for other shifts then I get called up for them.

Things are starting to look up, I am still looking for more permanent work but it is a start.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Semi - Regular Book Reviews.

My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay

Eighteen year old Cori decides to join a mission trip to a small island in Indonesia, to help a village build a church. The main reason she has gone is to avoid complications in her love life. After a few weeks of the team being there, the violence in nearby Ambon flares up and Cori and her team get caught up in the destruction and violence that ensues, encompassing both the surrounding Christian and Muslim villages. The church that the team has just built is a smoldering ruin within a few days and the pastor and most of the villagers are dead. The team is then forced to flee and their only guide is the pastors son. Hiking through the jungle Cori searches for spiritual answers and emotional stability which she finds as hard to cope with as the physical journey.

This is an amazing book which is a bit confronting, raising questions about our motives for doing things and how we cope when things don't turn out as planned. It also raises the question of what our faith is built on and whether it can with stand the pressures that life throws at us.

I really recommend this book to anyone who loves reading about adventure and Christian faith. It would also be interesting for anyone interested in the mission field.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Elizabeth's no good terrible horrible very bad day 2.

So the day started out ok. But then I had an appointment at Centrelink. So I get to centrelink and there is a back log of people to be seen, my appointment was for 9:25 and I wasn't seen till around 10. When I was finally seen the system went down and none of the people at Centrelink could access the system. So although the system was down we sorted out for my next appointment. That episode wasn't so bad just annoying.

When I got home I did a few necessary things but then I needed to get a few things at woolies and do a few other things. So I had to remember a couple of extra things to take with me and when I walked out the door I realised I did not have my key or my phone. My sister had gone out with a friend and my parents were away and not due back till the next day. So I decided I would do what I needed to do and deal with getting back in after I had finished. So when I got home I tried a few things to get in but i couldn't. So I went to my neighbours and asked if they could look after the meat I had bought so it didn't go off, until I could get home. I then went up to the library and I had a look at some books and stuff, and then I went to oporto's for lunch. I went home to wait for my sister. I saw one of my neighbours from the other side and he happened to have my parents mobile numbers so I could call them and get my sisters number. My sister wasn't too far away so I just waited for her, and I was so happy when she arrived home.

I guess it wasn't such a bad day after all but it is really annoying to get locked out.

Monday, 2 April 2012

How to care for introverts.

So you may or may not have worked out that I am an introvert. I found this and it is so right. Looking at these I can see that in my life I have had situations where these have not been followed and I just felt weird afterwards. After seeing this I now understand why I felt like this in the past.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Christian Dating Sites

I have been getting a lot of adds on facebook recently for Christian Dating sites such as and A lot of the tag lines talk about finding God's will through the site. This got me thinking. I do understand that people do meet through these sites but that does not mean that you will find "the one" through the site, and if you do meet someone and try to push it and it's not God's will then both parties will get hurt.

I personally think that you shouldn't actively go looking for someone but that at the right time God will bring the right person at the right time. And if you don't find someone then it is God's will that you stay single and he has something better for you. Also you need to go into all these things with a lot of prayer and not just jump straight in.

As a kind of related aside I have found Amish dating websites.

Monday, 19 December 2011

I Celebrate the Day by Relient K.

And with this Christmas wish is missed
The point I could convey
If only I could find the words to say to let You know how much You've touched my life
Because here is where You're finding me, in the exact same place as New Year's eve
And from a lack of my persistency
We're less than half as close as I want to be

And the first time
That You opened Your eyes did You realize that You would be my Savior
And the first breath that left Your lips
Did You know that it would change this world forever

And so this Christmas I'll compare the things I felt in prior years
To what this midnight made so clear
That You have come to meet me here

To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me
In the hope that what You did
That you were born so I might [ really ]live
To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me

And I, I celebrate the day
That You were born to die
So I could one day pray for You to save my life

 This is a great Christmas song which really get's me thinking. I especially love the chorus and the last bit. It makes me think that God did a wonderful thing in sending his son to earth, especially because of the reason that he did it - so that we can be made right with God and be his friends for ever. Think on this and let the real meaning of Christmas become special to you.

Monday, 31 October 2011


She feels lost in her own life
Treading water just to keep from slipping under
And she wonders if she's where she's supposed to be
Tired of trying to do it right
Her dreams are just too far away to see how steps she's making might be taking her to who she'll be

And suddenly it isn't what it used to be
And after all this time it worked out just fine
And suddenly i am where i'm supposed to be
And after all the tears, i was supposed to be here

She feels locked in her own life
Scared of what she might lose
If she moves away from who she was
And she's afraid of being free
There's a way she knows is right
And she can't feel the things she knows and so each step she's taking
Is a step of faith towards who she'll be

And suddenly it isn't what it used to be
And after all this time it worked out just fine
And suddenly i am where i'm supposed to be
And after all the tears, i was supposed to be here

And here where the night is darkest black
She feels the fear
And the light is farthest back
And through her tears
She can see the dawn
Its coming skies will clear
And the light will find her where she's always been

And suddenly it isn't what it used to be
And after all this time it worked out just fine
And suddenly i am where i'm supposed to be
And after all the tears, i was supposed to be here

Of late I have been feeling a bit down, things don't seem to be changing or getting any better. I feel kinda like I'm stuck in a rut or that I am stagnating. Then the other day I was just listening to some random music and this song came on and it spoke to me. Like the girl in the song I feel like I'm treading water and that I am not getting anywhere. I feel like what I'm doing is not getting me anywhere and that I'm gonna be stuck where I am for ever. But then in listening to this song I have gotten the hope that even when I can't see the bigger picture God is there and everything that is happening in my life is leading where he wants me to be.

Friday, 28 October 2011

The Amazing Race

If you have known me for a while or if you have been reading my blog for a while you probably know that I love The Amazing Race, but if you don't well now you do. Well last I was watching it and was pleasantly surprised to find out that the snowboarding dudes were really strong committed Christians. In one way it wasn't a surprise because they were always so kind and polite to each other and to the other teams. So as the team was setting out for that leg of the race they were talking about how they were Christian and that while they were on the race they were still following him. Then one of the tasks that needed to be completed was the taking down and moving and putting up in another place of a Bhuddist Shrine. While they were doing this Andy and Tommy were saying that it was a little bit hard for them but they had to remember that there is only one God who they follow and that he is stronger than the other Gods. One of the other teams while doing this task was commenting on how they were putting everything back with respect cause they wanted to respect the religion, like they would want someone to respect their religion like the cross if they were visiting their church. But to me this didn't seem as though religion was part of their life. The final thing that mad me really think that that Andy and Tommy were really committed was that there was a stage where they had gotten a bit lost and so they were asking for help, the person that was helping them was taking a long time to come back and Andy and Tommy were saying "We might come in last but whatever happens, happens, If it's God's will then we will finsih here." I just feel that it is really good for Christians, especially committed "life not religion" Christians to be out there and living good lives so that others can see that we are normal and not scary. I think people like Andy and Tommy and Kate from Masterchef do a good thing for Christianity.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Semi Regular Book Review.

Sultana by Lisa J. Yarde
On the night after her wedding, 8 year old Princess Fatima is kidnapped. Her mother Princess Aisha takes her so that she will escape the wrath of the Ashqilula who are angry that Fatima was not married to one of them as had been the custom for the Sultan's family. Fatima witnesses her mother's murder by the Ashqilula who have found them. She is then helped to escape and manages to get back to the palace where she lives. Fatima over time learns to love her new husband, who is ten years older than her, despite many seperations due to the many battles in the civil war between the many groups of Moors as well as the Christians. There are also many intrigues and incidents back at court involving Fatima and her family. This is a really interesting book set in among the Moors during their time in Spain. It was something that I had heard about before but had never really thought about reading before. However I really enjoyed it and it gave me another point of view on something that had happened in the history of this world that I live in. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I would recommend it to anyone interested in Historical Fiction and especially European History in particular the history of Spain.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Another episode of The Bill and my life collide.

So another incident occured which made me think of The Bill, but this one was scary. It happened last Wednesday, but the details are a bit hazy since I have left it so long to write about it so instead I will put in a link to where my sister wrote about it.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Over It.

I am so sick of looking for work and all the rejection that has come with it. I am particularly sick of employers either not getting back to me or just sending a form letter and due to the high number of applicants not having the time to give individual feed back.

I do understand that I do not really have a lot of experience and that may be holding me back but how am I gonna get experience if no one will give me a chance. It's the classic catch 22 situation. I know the volunteering that I am doing is helping but it will help but I would love a job now. I just get really frustrated about the whole thing though.

On the up side, I am having a group assessment with IKEA on Friday, which while it is not my ideal job, it is a job.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

More Updates.

I have an inteerview Tommorow (Friday 29 July). I would appreciate some prayer for this, As I would really like to get the job.

I am also doing the aforementioned Uni course and I would like some prayer about getting everything done especially if I get the job.

Thursday, 14 July 2011


I was resisting twitter, it seems kinda like lots of people just do it and put random things there but I have read a couple blogs about it here so was thinking that maybe I should get a twitter. What do other people think?