Sunday, May 15, 2016

My Unexpected Water Baptism!

Our Church held its Merry Missionaries Month of May swim this afternoon straight after church.

 We all drove around to Shelly Beach where lined up in readiness for the sponoured swim along thr sea wall. Eight of us ended up in the ocean swimming for sponsor money. I was one of them. and was the only woman until later an unexpected Lady rushed in!
 It was cold but not unbearable. So we all frolicked in the water swimming for a while

 When I got out Pastor Judy and Pastor Julian said why didn't I get water baptized since I was already soaked I said Pastor Judy was not dressed for the water so it could wait til another time.

 Before I knew what was happening Pastor Judy had dived into the sea and awaiting me to do the same, how could I refuse. . So I was Full Immerson Water Baptised today! Not something I had planned. Praise the Lord.

When we came out of the water several people prayed for me in my soaking wet condition.
I am glad I have finally done this after nearly 30 years of being a Christian.

There was even a video taken after we got out of the sea. But I cant seem to upload it at the moment, I shall try later.
Sorry about the green flashes I lent my phone camera to a lady who was very unfamiliar with them.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Beautiful Porsche

Our beautiful Silver Blue Burmese Cat Porsche, she has been in a very playful mood all evening. Weather is so mild at the moment, although it is Winter time we still have Summer weather and it seems she thinks it is Spring.

Same cat just different light.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Family Picnic

Family Picnic to celebrate the life of my Mother the Matriach of our family, held indoors because of less than perfect weather, in the Ten Pin Bowling building.  A perfect choice.

 Wonderful spread of the yummyist food followed by some very fun bowling games, I did not distinguish myself but several of the family proved to be really good at this game, so much laughter and noise it was a lovely time together made even better by my Grandson Kayne Schwasscoming over from Nelson on his motor bike to join us, it made my day

. Even baby Harper came along to be the youngest member of the family

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Two Coast Guard boats

There has been a new Coast Guard boat provided for the benefit of Picton boaties. We walked down to get a photo of the new boat, but the 2 boats were just pulling away from their jetty off to assist someone in trouble.

We watched as they raced away past a group of small colourful yachts at full speed they raced of the the rescue, it was interesting to see the new boat which is much bigger was also much faster.

It was a lovely walk home in the sunshine, we decided to take the bush walk home its a bit longer but much nicer.

We will have to walk down again to get a close photo of those boats.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Mystery Flowers

Memorial to a lovely lady who lived in our complex. She has died and we all attended her huge funeral today. She was much loved.
 It was a complete surprise to find the big fire tree covered in red Hibiscus flowers. So pretty she would have loved this. I wonder who did this and where the Hibiscus flowers came from, there are none growing around here. Bye Rona.

Who knows who did this lovely gesture. God Bless.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Happy Easter to you all

On Easter Friday Morning all the Churches of Picton joined together to carry the Cross through our small town of Picton NZ.
Around 50 people ( sorry I didn't count them and I was in the front group so not sure it could of been many more ) took turns at carrying the big heavy Cross just as Jesus did so long ago for us.
I didn't personally carry it mainly the men did that, I just followed in the procession. I was amazed that there was no jeering or heckling at all, cars stopped for us some of them giving us a friendly toot and people on the street smiled, some young people called out respectfully to ask what we were doing, so some of the many Pastors within the procession went over to them to explain otherwise it was a silent witness.
 At each Church we stopped a few moments to sing a song or have a short reading or as at our Church for a short skit which while funny was serious too.
Photo shows the restart outside our  AOG Church must people are still within the Church I am standing on the doorstop dressed in black.
This made Easter much more touching to us all.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Eagle and the snake

The Eagle does not fight the snake on the ground. It picks it up into the sky and changes the battle ground, and then it releases the snake into the sky. 
The snake has no stamina, no power and no balance in the air. It is useless, weak and vulnerable unlike on the ground where it is powerful wise and deadly.
Take your fight into the spiritual realm by praying and when you are in the spiritual realm God takes over your battles.
Don't fight the enemy in his comfort zone, change the battle grounds like the Eagle and let God take charge through your earnest prayer. You'll be assured of clean victory.
Pray without ceasing.

I published this because I really want to remember it.