Sunday, 30 November 2008

Ramblings of Another Aussie...

I love blogland because it has helped me to discover that I am not the only one who has bad days, crazy thoughts, and weird hormones, hehe! While sitting here thinking that I really need to get up out of bed, I popped across to Naomi's page at Home Among the Gumtrees and learnt that I wasn't the only one who had a bad day yesterday, and who also needs to remember that kids are just that, kids.

Yesterday Jasmine and I had to be up and out of the house by 9am to attend a birthday tea party. We made it, and would have only been about 10 minutes late for the party, but on arrival at our destination, there was a Brisbane wide touch football tournament on! This meant cars and people everywhere, which also meant that my stress levels rose dramatically. So, back home we went to regroup and ring a contact, and then back on the road. We arrived an hour late at the party, and thankfully it was a fun time for all, albeit in the horrid and humid heat.

After I then dropped Jasmine off at her dad's house, it was time for me to go in search of a sofa bed for my mum's visit at Christmas. Two stores, $240.00 and a 15% discount later, I was home and ready to cool off under the shower and fan. On recollection of all this, it's made me think how interesting it is that we can change our physical circumstances easily with things like a cool shower and a fan, but it's the mental and emotional aspects that take the longest to resolve.

This is why it's important that, like Naomi did in her blog, I pray. I haven't left God's side of late, but I have been preoccupied in the physical circumstances with my life, and have been worrying about how I'm to deal with the mental and emotional aspects of it. I need to leave all my concerns to God and get Him to work them out for me, and guide me on the best route to take to resolve things.

Isaiah 35:3-4 reminded me just now of how God changes everything.

Here is a message for all who are weak, trembling, and worried: "Cheer up! Don't be afraid. Your God is coming to punish your enemies. God will take revenge on them and rescue you."

Thanks be to God for His reminder above, and thanks be to Naomi for reminding me that I am not in this alone.


  1. Excellent post. I forget that it's summer over there for you. I've been feeling the same way lately. Just kind of overwhelmed by circumstance and health. I have to remember that God is in contr0l.


  2. Bless your heart! How HOT/HUMID is it?!!! We just came back from crabbing, and a spot of fishing, and I was roasting. But you wait til you see the photos I took!!! Kids and water and their Grand-Dad + a great day of fun and shananagans... sure beats yesterday... I hope you are having a better day today too. Thanks for sharing that piece of scripture... you are a gem with your Bible quotes. Blessings, and wishes of coolness to you!!!

  3. Hey hey Paula.
    It's so weird to hear of you not only speak of heat but of blazing heat. I'm guessing your Christmases are warm since we are only 25 days away. It's the creation of the earth alone amazing.

    You are so right that the emotional/mentall issues are so much harder to find relief and take so much longer to recover.
    Much love,

  4. I can't imagine the cool shower and fan, as it is snowing here currently! But the praying thing...amen, sista!
    We all have those days, I think...

  5. Just prayed for you, friend.

    I love how God changes everything. He not only changes my life, He changes my day.