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.