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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Birthday Treat for 4 of us

Four Friends combined their Birthdays so to celebrate together. We had bought a Voucher each for a sea trip to Lockmara Lodge in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, it included a meal in the cafe and a day pass for all the activities.
The day dawned a perfect clear sunny blue sky day after the wind had blown a roaring gale all night.
We enjoyed the sea trip as the sea was smooth and calm. The trip only took about 20 mins.

Judy and Wayne had brought a bottle of wine with them so we found a nice cosy corner and sat in the sun and drank good wine, my favourite way to drink wine, outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
We then wandered round to the cafe and enjoyed very nice food well cooked and presented and I bought another bottle of wine to go with it.

After a nice rest we headed off to help feed the little green parrots, there are two sorts red crested and yellow crested parrots, the yellow ones are very rare and are being bred  We also saw a large Ring Neck Parrot that is just flying free in the bay, he was visiting his feeding station and posed  nicely for us.

 Bush walks were lovely and cool There was a stairway but it didnt go to Heaven we checked!

by the team at Lockmara Lodge with is a kind of a wildlife sanctuary. They also bred Kuni kuni pigs, Alpaca  and eels among other things. Sadly we took too long  eating and drinking to be able to help feed all these animals but we still saw them nibbling on their food.

 There are lots of interesting bush  walks and I think we walked them all over the course of the day!

A highlight was visiting Crumpys cabin, the men liked the rough hut.A very manly place.


We swung in hammocks all around the place and loved the view  sat in concrete and mosaic Settees we found along the way

The last thing we did was to feed the fish and the big Sting Rays in the harbour while we enjoyed restful cup of coffee on the edge of the water, watching other kayak around the bay, we didnt have time to do that ourselves this time.
What a beautiful place.

All in all a perfect day was had by all four of us.
We were very tired by the time we took the return boat trip back to Picton.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Church Picnic at Ngakuta Bay

Today  is Waitangi Day here in New Zealand a public holiday and is also Church Picnic Day.  Our Church and also a Blenheim Church join together for this lovely picnic by the sea at the private home in Ngakuta Bay of one of our members.

 About 50 / 60 people attended, sitting out in the sun on the beach edge, food and coffee seemed to taste so much nicer.

 Good conversation with people we didnt know as well of some we knew well.  Many went out in kayaks some swam while I played Frisbee with a dozen others. the children and some of us adults who are still a bit child-like enjoyed the lolly scramble. They did the scramble by throwing the lollies and hitting them with a badminton bat to send them all over the lawn and a few into the sea.

Then there was a Water Baptism,  Renee, a lady from the Blenheim Church was Baptized in the sea while we all sang and prayed for her. She was very happy if rather wet.

Our Pastor and a young Dutch girl who was just visiting Picton who went with us in our nice red car, lovely to have company.
Our car enjoys the view at Ngakuta Bay.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

New Car for us

Such a lovely day Erle and I have had. I woke thinkigg something nice happened yesterday and it was like oh yeah we got our new car. Good start.
It is a Toyota Camry Hybrid, runs on Petrol and battery should be very economical.  Its Australian assembled.

Pretty soon Judy came visiting for coffee and to see our new red car. Whilst drinking coffee she said where are you going to drive that lovely car and we said oh maybe Rarangi. She said be mad take it for a lovely long drive go out for lunch make a day of it. So we did. Drove out to Havelock to have lunch at Slip Inn but it was packed to the gunnells it is a holiday weekend here in New Zealand and every man and his dog seem to have had the same idea. We photographed the car visiting Slip Inn

Then we headed over to the local Pub,for a counter lunch, while the food was being prepared I playe the poker machines and won back the money lunch cost, then after lunch I had another go and won the same amount again. Wow. Decided we would still go to Rarangi to visit my Brother and show off the Toyota Camry Hybrid where we enjoyed a pleasant afternoon tea with Bob and Jan before driving home for a rest. But the pretty red car was all dusty so Erle set about giving it a good wash. What a spoilt car.