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The Other Side of Offence

Posted by Elaine December 01, 2023 at 12:00 AM AEDT

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Your Protector, Saviour & Friend is waiting...

Posted by Elaine August 22, 2021 at 12:00 AM AEST

With never ending talk of lockdowns, the pandemic, wearing masks and people sadly dying it's easy to be side-tracked and to loose sight all we are in Christ. God spoke to me this morning as I stopped and looked at the perfection of all that was around me as I waited for the rising sun... Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

'Til Death Us Do Part

Posted by Elaine February 06, 2021 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Thought about life after death lately? The moment of death is something we'll all face but most of us don't want to think about it. Here on the Gold Coast we were confronted again this past week of how fleeting life can be as we were reminded of a young wife, thrown off the 11th storey balcony of a building we drive past most mornings. Blog Image … » Read More & Show Comments

When God Names You...

Posted by Elaine January 02, 2021 at 12:00 AM AEDT

As we recover from the horrors of 2020 and look towards a new start, God wants us to remember... Blog Image “Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated... because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT … » Read More & Show Comments

Peace in Troubled Times

Posted by Elaine May 28, 2020 at 12:00 AM AEST

As I captured the beauty this morning I couldn't help but think of our fear gripped world right now, with COVID-19 killing people along with other disasters, cyclones, famine, fires, floods that we have no control over and sometimes no escape from, filling the hearts of people around our world with dread.. But then I look at the sunrise. Click here to discover how to have peace amidst a cyclone, clear direction when unexpected trouble comes, how to be sure you're on the right track for success... Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

In Our Weakness, We Can Be Strong!

Posted by Elaine March 20, 2020 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Understanding our reason for being is the path to a fulfilled life. We understand our purpose when we connect with our Creator and when we stay connected with the God of the Universe, we don't cave in when disaster strikes. Blog Image … » Read More & Show Comments

When Life's Too Hard...

Posted by Elaine July 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM AEST

In an instant, something can happen to change life our life forever, so how can we cope when tough times come? Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

Are You The One?

Posted by Elaine July 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM AEST

And one was distracted by the beauty as the sun slipped away. Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

How Do We Find Peace Amidst Trouble?

Posted by Elaine February 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM AEDT

How can we experience inner peace when trouble comes? Blog Image … » Read More & Show Comments

Worshiping with a Broken Heart

Posted by Elaine January 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM AEDT

I looked across the table at my boyfriend and replayed his words in my mind. “I just don’t enjoy spending time with you.” I never knew a heart could break so suddenly, so rudely — in only one sentence. Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

Bullying Turned To Gold

Posted by Elaine January 11, 2017 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Blog Image Bullies picked on him every day, until he started doing one simple thing to turn it around... Josh said "I never thought that doing something so simple could turn out so rewarding"... Darkness turned to light by a simple act of kindness....… » Read More & Show Comments

Scaling Life's Mountains

Posted by Elaine December 09, 2016 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Blog Image I was trapped between the boundaries that I created for myself, allowing no other feelings but self-pity and disappointment to reside and freely cultivate. It is the simple things in life that please me. But it hasn’t always been that way. There was a time in my life when everything seemed dark. It was a time when my children were the only source of light in my life.… » Read More & Show Comments

Worry... or Rest.

Posted by Elaine December 02, 2016 at 12:00 AM AEDT

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Willow, safe at last

Posted by Elaine October 01, 2016 at 12:00 AM AEST

She was in hiding when we first saw her at the RSPCA (Royal Society Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). She wasn't the prettiest kitten available, she was timid and scared but she responded to love and had stolen my girl's heart.... Blog Image … » Read More & Show Comments

When No-one Around You Is Kind...

Posted by Elaine August 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM AEST

Blog Image No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible - George Chakiris … » Read More & Show Comments

Staying Strong, No Matter What The Circumstance!

Posted by Elaine August 12, 2016 at 12:00 AM AEST

Staying true to God in such deadly circumstances took a huge dose of courage, but in trusting God would be there for him, Daniel remained safe! Blog ImageRead More & Show Comments

Jesus Protects Me, Does He Fight For You?

Posted by Elaine May 12, 2016 at 12:00 AM AEST

And He will fight for you too. If you commit your life to Jesus, this is His promise to you.... The Lord will fight for you while you [only need to] keep silent and remain calm. Blog Image Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life....… » Read More & Show Comments

Overcoming Satanic Attacks

Posted by Elaine December 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEDT

If you as a Christian are determined to fulfil the purpose for which you were created Satan has an agenda where you're concerned, but he isn't as powerful and overwhelming as he wants us to believe. Read on about how to endure Satanic attacks.... Blog Image … » Read More & Show Comments

From His Prison Cell To You.

Posted by Elaine December 20, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Blog Image Abedini, an American citizen, is currently serving an eight-year sentence after an Iranian court found him guilty. According to the American Center for Law & Justice, Abedini has been severely beaten inside his prison for converting to Christianity but it hasn't dampened his faith in God.… » Read More & Show Comments

I'll praise you in this storm

Posted by Elaine October 03, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEST

Trusting God when it hurts, when it doesn't make sense, when we can't see a way out without God, that's truly saying God I believe in You... and that's when God steps in and takes away the pain.… » Read More & Show Comments

Father to the Fatherless

Posted by Elaine September 02, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEST

Life isn't always kind and those we love often let us down and our memories of our father might be something not worth celebrating on Father's Day, but this is the heart of Father God for us.... … » Read More & Show Comments

If I could turn back time..

Posted by Elaine August 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEST

Blog Image War and violence occurred in other countries but rarely in Australia, but sadly this has changed.. so what's the answer? … » Read More & Show Comments

Isn't God A Bearded Old Man in the Clouds With an Accusing Finger Just Waiting To Condemn?

Posted by Elaine August 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEST

Blog Image Or does God keep track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, each tear entered in my ledger, each ache written in my book?… » Read More & Show Comments

When you need courage...

Posted by Elaine June 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEST

Blog Image Expel fear forever, easier said than done so what does The Bible have to say about overcoming fear? … » Read More & Show Comments

Resisting Temptation

Posted by Elaine June 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEST

You want to do the right thing but that temptation is so strong. How do you find strength to turn and run the other way? Be like a tree...... Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

For PEACE in time of anxiety

Posted by Elaine May 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEST

There much that the Bible has to say about doing life without becoming unravelled, words like: He listens the split second I call to him. Complain if you must, but don't lash out. Keep your mouth shut and let your heart do the talking ... Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

Rest in times of weariness

Posted by Elaine April 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEST

Blog Image The Bible says:
The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water. He gives me new strength. He guides me in the right paths, as he has promised… » Read More & Show Comments

Self-Injury and Psalm 23

Posted by Elaine April 07, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEST

Blog Image She knows the cutting is wrong, but she is beyond caring about right and wrong. She will take whatever relief she can get, even if it is only for a few moments, as she is distracted by the pain of the razor and the resulting rush of endorphins. For her, the bottom line is that, for a moment, she is distracted, free from her relational pain. … » Read More & Show Comments

Where Was God When The Shooting Took Place

Posted by Elaine January 10, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEDT

It's natural to ask why an all knowing God, who sees whats in each heart and knows what will take place beforehand wouldn't step in and take charge to stop such a tragedy from happening.… » Read More & Show Comments

If there's a God out there...

Posted by Elaine June 05, 2014 at 12:00 AM AEST

And as she sat there on her bed, thinking what those girls said, she cried... If there's a God out there.... This beautiful tender song from Molly Kate Kestner is about coping with the pain when people let us down. … » Read More & Show Comments

The secret of inspiration

Posted by Elaine May 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM AEST

What is inspiration? How can our lives have a lasting impact? Blog Image I love the enthusiasm of Charlie Harary in this video explaining the process of inspiration - watch now and enjoy...… » Read More & Show Comments

When storm clouds gather

Posted by Elaine May 06, 2014 at 12:00 AM AEST

Blog Image No matter how bad my life becomes I've made up my mind to ... … » Read More & Show Comments

Believe - God is in control

Posted by Elaine April 04, 2014 at 12:00 AM AEDT

God knows every battle we're ever going to face, He knows the end from the beginning and the good news is He has the solution. … » Read More & Show Comments

While I live I'll grow

Posted by Elaine March 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM AEDT

There are many large trees along the banks of the Murray lying dead from floods that came through undermining their roots. Then this amazing tree caught my eye.... Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

Most Inspirational Story of 2012

Posted by Elaine December 03, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Voted Most Inspirational Story of 2012! This lady dubbed the 'World's Ugliest Woman' overcame her disability and became an inspiration to many. Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

God loves ugly

Posted by Elaine November 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Do you ever look in the mirror and hate what you see? Christa Black has written a great book entitiled 'God loves ugly' a testimony of her personal journey to wholeness.… » Read More & Show Comments

He Increases Your Strength

Posted by Elaine November 06, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Joseph was rejected by his family, sold into slavery, lied about, mistreated, abandoned, falsely accused and thrown in jail. But Joseph never gave up.. so why did he keep going when trouble came?… » Read More & Show Comments

How to Cry Out to God

Posted by Elaine November 05, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

The phone rings and you answer. A sullen voice informs you of a tragedy. Your heart is so heavy that you feel as though you could die. What do you do? ... … » Read More & Show Comments

Developing Faith through Adversity

Posted by Elaine November 02, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

So we found out a few days ago that my beautiful husband has an aggressive cancer growing in him... But this doesn't happen to people like us... I love it how God brings something across your path to read just when you need it. … » Read More & Show Comments

Have you hit rock bottom?

Posted by Elaine October 01, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEST

I'll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I've swallowed. I remember it all - oh, how well I remember - the feeling of hitting the bottom.... But there's one other thing I remember... Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

The power of obedience

Posted by Elaine September 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEST

It's impossible to fathom the impact that one act of compassion can have on another - give and it will come back to you, pressed down, shaken together and running over....… » Read More & Show Comments

We're never alone

Posted by Elaine May 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEST

If your heart aches and you feel isolated, believing no-one quite understands your pain. If you feel all alone and desperate for someone to care, here's a promise from God that He's always there.... … » Read More & Show Comments

When someone lets you down

Posted by Elaine May 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEST

Most people remember the bad things done to them much more than the favors they received. And even when we do remember a person’s kindness to us, as soon as that same person wrongs us in any way, the memory of that kindness is quickly forgotten. Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

God's Amazing Grace

Posted by Elaine April 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEST

When faced with discouragement, we draw back in fear. In the face of disappointments, we become angry, wondering if God has forgotten us. But He hasn’t, and He won’t. Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

We can look at circumstances or face them..

Posted by Elaine April 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEST

This is an old tale - don't know if its true but what a thought provoking situation. We can look at our troubles or we can face them, be content and see how we can use where we're at to help others. Read now how the love of one man greatly effected another... Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

Just let me love you

Posted by Elaine March 21, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

New wine, intoxication in God's love, its all there for you. Watch now as Joseph Prince explains how we can enjoy Jesus' supply and delight His Heart.. … » Read More & Show Comments

Feeling Worthless?

Posted by Elaine March 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Feeling worthless, useless, no good for anything, not worthy of acceptance. Do you feel you have little to offer anyone, can't compete with the beautiful people, wish you were dealt a better hand? Watch now as Nick, who was born without arms and legs, shares how he overcame the 'handicap' he was dealt with. This is how he sees life..... … » Read More & Show Comments

Working hard ... for what?

Posted by Elaine February 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Life is unpredictable. We can work hard and but still struggle to get somewhere. Blog Image When life caves in ... Jesus is waiting for us to call on Him, not with an explanation as to why things go wrong ... He comes to us with His presence. … » Read More & Show Comments

When life is just too hard...

Posted by Elaine February 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

This beautiful girl tells about her incredibly sad life but with a beautiful ending... watch her amazing testmony... … » Read More & Show Comments

Battle for your mind

Posted by Elaine February 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

There is a battle happening and its closer than you think. The battle is in your mind - that's where the Devil wants to rob you and he comes to you with accusations like I'm hopeless, I'm helpless, I'm a failure and .... … » Read More & Show Comments

Why me?

Posted by Elaine February 05, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

It was the second time. Why did we have to put up with another burst water main that this time washed mud along with water right through our house?… » Read More & Show Comments

Pressing Past Painful Emotions - Part 1 - Joyce Meyer

Posted by Elaine February 04, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Feelings go up and they go down - they can keep us from doing the thing we should do and mess up our lives. But we can do something about what we think, say and how we act.… » Read More & Show Comments

Moving Beyond Worry and Anxiety

Posted by Elaine February 02, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Worry begins with a thought. Worry, anxiety and reasoning are three major tourments in our life but we decide whether we will put up with them ... … » Read More & Show Comments

Battlefield of the Mind - Joyce Meyer

Posted by Elaine February 01, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

You are not what you feel, you are what you believe. Where the mind goes, the man follows. What we think is so important because it sets a course for our actions. Here Joyce Meyer shares keys we need to renew our thinking....… » Read More & Show Comments

Cranky Old Man

Posted by Elaine January 31, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Here is a poem written by an old man who could no longer articulate his thoughts but still had much to say.... Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

Answers in Times of Great Disaster

Posted by Elaine January 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Almighty God reserves the right to reveal some things and conceal others. Although we may not know why natural disasters occur, the biblical truths we do know with absolute certainty allow us to trust the Lord even in times of great suffering. Though we cannot fully comprehend what He is doing in each incident, every disaster is a wake-up call for humanity.… » Read More & Show Comments

What will today bring?

Posted by Elaine January 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM AEDT

I woke with the Casting Crowns song ‘We were made to be Courageous’ in my head. Then I heard the sound of running water which turned out to be another burst water main, the second in two days. … » Read More & Show Comments

....or we can get with the Egrets...

Posted by Elaine July 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM AEST

Problems will come - coping with them is the difference between confusion and calm. We can learn much from just watching nature ... Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

About Fear

Posted by Elaine March 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM AEDT

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I read this article this morning:
There was a similar article in Queensland about the fear that curtains would fade more quickly due to Daylight Saving. These people firmly believe that putting the clock forward one hour is giving us one extra hour of sunlight each day… » Read More & Show Comments

Nothing to worry about...

Posted by Elaine July 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM AEST

As I sat here by the river editing this morning's sunrise images I glanced up to see that the water level in the river had reduced considerably. As I continued to look, I could see small fish of different species congregating together in the shallows all facing the same way - head first into the outgoing tide, waiting for their meal flow to them… » Read More & Show Comments

For COMFORT in times of sorrow

Posted by Elaine March 31, 2011 at 12:00 AM AEDT

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Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live. There I will go to the altar of God, to God -- the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God! Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again -- my Savior and my God! psalms 43:3-5 NLT… » Read More & Show Comments

For RELIEF in times of suffering

Posted by Elaine March 17, 2011 at 12:00 AM AEDT

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In the Bible God says:
You will help me, because I do what is right; you will keep me in your presence forever. Psalms 41:12 GNT "If you'll hold on to me for dear life," says God, "I'll get you out of any trouble. I'll give you the best of care if you'll only get to know and trust me. … » Read More & Show Comments

A whisper from Heaven

Posted by Elaine February 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Blog Image My beloved one,
I see your loneliness and fears, the guilt you feel over wrong choices and the pain you've suffered. I see your endless search for love and fulfilment… » Read More & Show Comments

When the hard times come...

Posted by Elaine September 06, 2010 at 12:00 AM AEST

This week as I watched on TV a multimillionaire give donations to people in need after spending a week with them, the message that came loud and clear was that when we have to deal with hardship and we learn from it, it moulds us into someone significant Blog Image… » Read More & Show Comments

We're never alone!

Posted by Elaine March 12, 2010 at 12:00 AM AEDT

So good to know He's by our side!
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