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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The World Game

In Australia there is great competition between football codes.
AFL,Soccer,Rugby League,Rugby Union,Gridiron,Touch Football etc..
Well in this clip a litttle dog shows you how easy it is to dribble a soccer ball and probably dribble on it at the same time.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Australian Wildlife and Landscape Photo Safaris

I have for many years been photographing Australia's outback and Riverland.
Birds, Animals, Landscapes etc.
Also Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide,Canberra and  Darwin.


Below are some suggestions for a photographic and/or just relaxing holidays in Australia.I would take you on such tours but am not licensed to do so. if you need guidance on these places please email me.

1. Riverland South Australia and Broken Hill  1 week
The South Australian Riverland is 3 hours from Adelaide by road and consists of a number of country towns where Fruit, Wine, Vegetables, Almonds etc are produced in large quantity.
The towns are all based on the River Murray, Australia's iconic river.
It is a gateway to the outback.

2.Broken Hill is a large inland outback  town known as the Silver City.
It has its origins as a major mining town and is in rich in history and home to great Australian Artists.
The historic town of Silverton is  nearby with it's ghostown appearance and quirky art galleries.

3. The Flinders Ranges South Australia  1 week
One of Australia's premiere outback holiday destinations. Rugged mountains and incredible landscape and wildlife and wildflowers.

4. Kangaroo Island South Australia  5 days
One of Australia's best kept secrets. A popular destination for overseas tourists. Kangaroos, wallabies,seals, birdlife and amazing coastal scenery. Amazing wild flowers in season and a large part of South Australia's beginnings as a settlement.

5. Barossa Valley or Mclaren Vale. 2 days or 1 day. Close to Adelaide and premiere wine growing and tourist areas.
 Gourmet dining.

5. Adelaide Hills  1 day.

Wonderful scenery and quaint country towns with many attractions including the World's Largest Rocking Horse.Good country meals and bakerys.Hahndorf is an historic town originally settled by German Immigrants and rich in German heritage as is the Barossa Valley..

6. Central Australia  1 week.
Take in Ayer's rock, The Olgas, King's Canyon,Coober Pedy, Alice Springs.Magnificent colour and desert landscapes and wildlife.
7. Darwin Northern Territory. Ideally you need 2 weeks in and around Darwin to get an appreciation of the "Top End".
Darwin is about 4 days drive from Adelaide.You can catch the luxury train the Ghan from Adelaide or you can fly. Litchfield National Park,Adelaide River Crocodile Tours, Bathurst Island,Darwin Harbour,Daly River,Cullen Bay,   Mindle Beach,Palmerston Markets, are some places to visit. Magnificent scenery,wildlife,rock pools and waterfalls but be careful it is Crocodile Country.

8. Canberra is Australia's Capital Territory and the home of the Australian Federal Parliament.
100 years old in 2013.

Maggie Beer's farm,restaurant and reception centre,Barossa Valley.Gourmet Food

Winery in Barossa Valley


Church in Tanunda

Bandstand Rotunda Tanunda.A rich heritage of brass band music

Bed and Breakfast Cottage at Tanunda in Barossa Valley


Galahs, McLaren Vale South Australia
Iconic sign on the Nullabor Plain.Camels,Wombats and Kangaroos.This is the road from Aelaide to Perth.Four days drive.


Wedgetailed Eagle Stuart Highway Central Australia.
The Stuart Highway connects Adelaide with Alice Springs and Darwin.

Corellas(Cockatoos) flying alongside the Stuart Highway Central Australia

Galahs-found just about anywhere in Australia

Central Australia on the road to Uluru




Chapman River Kangaroo Island,Paperbark Tree.

Chapman River Kangaroo Island

Beach on Kangaroo Island

Scarlet Robin Tidbinbilla A.C.T.

Darwin Harbour

Darwin Harbour-Floating Cinema

Foreshore Darwin Harbvour

Darwin Harbour

White Necked Heron Fogg Dam Northern Territory

Estuarine Crocodile Adelaide River Northen Territory

Estuarine Crocodile Adelaide River Northen Territory

Fork Tailed Kites Adelaide River N. T.

Floriade Festival Canberra A.C.T.

Floriade Festival Canberra A.C.T.

Street Performers Hahndorf Adelaide Hills

Bed and Breakfast Cottage Hahndorf Adelaide Hills


Bed and Breakfast Cottage Hahndorf Adelaide Hills

Lavender growing in Lavender Farm Berri

Lavender Farm Berri Riverland South Australia

Grapevines in Riverland

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Paddlesteamers on The River Murray

The PS Industry at Renmark South Australia

The River Murray is a very big part of the history of the opening up of Australia for trade via Paddle Steamers in Wool and Agriculture and provisions for settlers in the inland.In many Riverland towns in Victoria and South Australia you can go for a short trip on one of the resident paddlesteamers.
Many of them are very old and have been restored and maintained over the years.
I will add to this post as I find images and movies from my archives.
I am currently working on a video presentation of Murray paddlesteamers.
Below is a short clip of The Pride of The Murray penetrating the early morning fog at Echuca on the River Murray in Victoria.Echuca possibly has the largest collection of these iconic vessels.

video

Friday, July 27, 2012

Death of Darryl Cotton

It is with sadness we learn today of the death of Darryl Cotton. Lesley and I have over the last few years come to enjoy Darryl and Jim Keays and Russell Morris as the group called Cotton, Keays and Morris.
Jim Keays has had his own battle with cancer and suddenly Darryl is gone.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and Jim and Russell.
Below is how this was reported on the ABC today.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-27/zoot-frontman-cotton-dies-aged-63/4158544



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The New Man Tape 2

I started this post a few weeks  back and have now competed transcribing Frank Hunting's tape from the 1970's.
See the link below to about Frank Hunting.

http://geoffthompsonsblog.blogspot.com.au/2009/08/about-fank-hunting.html


If it hadn't been for Frank's counsel and teaching I doubt that I would still be a committed Christian today.
God brought him into our lives at just the right time.
My prayer is that some of what's on this blog may be for you at just the right time.



The New Man Tape 2 F C Hunting

"Therefore if any man is in Christ,he is a new creation.
The old has passed away.
Behold the new has come."

If you were to read that in the JB Phillips translation,this would be the translation.

"For if any man be in Christ, he becomes a new person altogether.
The past is finished and gone,everything has become fresh and new. '

For thousands of Christians that is simply not true!

Very little, for them, has become new!

During the week I read that it is estimated that nearly 90% of all Christians never experience the abundant or victorious life.

And that  includes (I've finished the quote, this is me)

 Ministers!

leaders in our Churches!

teachers!

Elders!

Deacons!

whoever!

We shall never begin to understand why this unhappy state of affairs exists until we begin to ask the right questions and come up with the right answers..

Why are Christians not becoming new people?

New persons altogether as the scriptures say they will?

If they are in Christ!

Now there are various reasons for this.

There are scores of thousands of Christians who do not even know that they can become new people in Christ.

They simply have never heard of it!

Certainly vast numbers of Christians,if they have happened to have  been told that they may

able to become a new person altogether,

have not been told how to become a new person in Christ.

By and large, we have prided ourselves as being Bible teaching Churches.

Yet there are people who have been 30,40, 50 years regularly coming to Church to worship,

every sunday morning,

 and they have never been shown, how to become a new person in Jesus Christ.

Some of them have been told that they ought to be new people,in Christ,

indeed some of them,

some of us,

really need to become new people in Christ, but haven't been told.

Nobody has spelled it out.

Just how does a person become a new person in the Lord Jesus Christ?

So the first thing to notice is the most obvious, but it's strange how blind we can be to the obvious!

And it's this.

That if you and I are going to become new persons in Jesus Christ,
then the most obvious thing is,

 that if that is going to happen,

we must bring to Jesus what we are!

We must bring to Him,

 each one of us ,

the things to Him that need changing!

If we have been, or are badly relating to someone,

If we have or are , being hard in our attitudes to someone,

If we have or are being critical,-it may never be spoken,

 but if that;s the attitude that we've got in

our minds, that is the way that we think about people or someone!

If we have fears!

If we have envy, or jealousy or guilt, these are the things that are wrong in us!

And these are the things that we ought to be taking to Jesus!

But right at this point we do something,so often, that effectively, prevents us from taking what we

are to Him,

He who is able to make people new.

And this is how we do it.

When we become conscious that we have some of those things I've just listed,

when we realise that that is a part of me, what am I prone to do?

I'm prone to justify that feeling!

I'm prone  to justify that hard attitude!

prone to find some reason so I can excuse me from being that kind of a person!

Oh, I can always find a very good reason, why I am entitled to have that attitude!

To have that feeling!

to think that way!

about that person!

 or about those people!

or about that situation!

So if I pretend it doesn't matter,

or I blame somebody else,

or something,

there's no chance of Jesus ever making me new!

And so we stay exactly as we've always been!

If we are a worrier, we stay a worrier!

If we are harsh in our criticisms, we stay harsh in our criticisms!

If we are an extrovert and we are dominating in our attitudes to people, we stay that way!

If we are full of fears, we stay crippled by our fears!

The reason being

 we don't get them to Jesus!

If we are weak and wobbly as people, we stay weak and wobbly as Christians.

Nothing changes.

Why?

Because we are not getting the thing that needs to be changed to our Saviour.

So that leads me to say the next thing.

Often we are strangely blind to the very thing that most needs to be changed in our makeup.

We are strangely blind to that need.

And we are strangely blind to our need to get that to Jesus.

For instance if we happen to be a worrier we say "I am a worrier by nature!"

"I can't help it,

it's my nature to worry!"

"I always do it!

I'm stuck with it!"

Now doing this, we never see two things about our worrying.

Both of them totally wrong.

NO 1. Worry is one of the worst sins because it doubts God!

Oh, we wont face that one will we?

It says God is dead!

It says God is powerless!

It says God is useless!

The second thing that's wrong about worry is that it says that Jesus has no answer

to my worrying,

 and that isn't true!

We may for instance be given to criticising.

Now we do it so often, it has in fact, over the years,become  a deeply entrenched habit!

Indeed we are often doing it and we are not aware of it.

Again there are two things wrong with this.

It too is one of the worst sins.

Now you listen, I am talking to you good people and you and I are Christians!

That true?

And I'll tell you why this is one of the worst sins.

It's a terrible sin against Love.

And God is Love.

And we are sinning against Him.

When we have this in our lives.

In the 2nd place because we justify our criticising in various ways,

we never take it to Jesus so we stay stuck with it!

and we really become and are, unlovely people.

albeit we are Christians.

The same is true of fear, fear makes pygmies of us.

It makes us mice instead of men.

But fears can be very powerful, they may also become very frightening.

And it;s very easy

 because of those two things

to think or feel that you can do nothing about them!

But Jesus has the answer to all our fears!

To every single one of them He has the answer!

If we learn, how to take them to Him.


Now at this point we run into another obstacle of getting g free from these things that prevent us

from becoming new people,new persons altogether!  in the Lord Jesus Christ.

And I know, I know, you know that this to become a new person, is for most Christians ,deep down, the one  thing they most want.

Well,  what's this other thing that prevents us from becoming a new person altogether.

We often pretend not to be afflicted by the thing that is really bugging us.

We often pretend that it isn't the thing that is the matter with  us.

Now this is one of the biggest barriers that I had to break through.

I worried.

 I had big fears.

Crippling fears.

And I was critical, judgemental.

And I leaned as you have this morning that these things are grave sins.

They put us right out of joint we our God no matter whatever our protests may be.

Now I didn't want to admit those things.

Why?


Well I can tell you quite easily.

I could hear people saying "but you are a minister! you shouldn't worry! "

"You're a Minister, you shouldn't be critical! "

"You're a Minister, you shouldn't have any fears!"

And that brought me, and it brings  all of us when we start  this business of really getting

ourselves to Jesus, slap bang up against another big sin, Pride!

You wouldn't believe how much pride keeps Christian men and women away from all that He can be and do in them.

Pride is probably the biggest reason why we don't face  the things we need to take to Jesus.

We are afraid someone might know what really bugs us,

what really torments us.

we are afraid of then saying to us,

"But you are a Christian,you've been a Christian for 40 years, you've been a Christian for 20 years,and you still have that thing in your life?"

So we pretend, and we cover up, and we stay stuck.

The same old person all the way through life.

Now let me show you another way we rationalise what we are doing.

And so we never change, never become the new creations that Jesus longs to make us, sometimes we long to be.

I'l just give you one  illustration , but we do this in many ways , and you might be able to see for yourself how you are doing it, if you do.

Dad comes home from work, somethings gone wrong with the kids, they're having a real good old set to.

Squabbling and arguing, yelling and screaming at each other,

Mum meets dad at the door, and in an hysterical voice says,

"Oh you don't know what I've had today!

"oh you don't know what those kids--I could have choked them!"

And Dad goes in , and with a heavy hand, he whacks into them, and he over does it,

and their's crying and shouting and yelling,

followed by an all round family sulk.

Every body out of joint, sick sore and sorry with each other.

And that night Dad goes to bed.

And he begins to review the whole situation.

He thinks how the night before he was in that long protracted meeting,where every thing went wrong.

And as a result of it, he hardly sleep a wink the previous night, and he woke up in the morning with a head like a pumpkin.

And he stayed that way all day,

and he felt as lousy as a human being could,

and at work they were coming at him from all angles.

He was pressured and he had had a dog of a day at work.

and when he landed  home, and the door was opened,

he walked into the same thing he had just left at work.

and of course he went over board.

what else could you expect.

Now everything that Dad looked at was true, every bit of it was true.

But if he began to excuse his over reacting to the children,because of all that had happened to him,

you know, and I know, that he'll stay stuck with it.

He'll never change.

And that problem will grow and increase in that home.

Because deep in here Dad has to get something to Jesus.

So that when these things do come, he is able in a strength,

 and because of attitudes that he's got,

he will handle them as a Christian should.

There are deeper, now there are the many ways that we do that sort of thing,

I've just illustrated one,

There are deeper an rather more serious things than the  ones I have hinted at this morning.

 I'll mention them and next time I have the privilege of talking to you I'll tell you how Jesus  is the answer to these deeper problems..
More serious ones.

For these things are serious.

They cause all kinds of neurotic conditions , all kinds of Psychotic conditions and all sorts of odd and difficult behaviour patterns.

They send millions of people to Doctors and Psychiatrists, and Psychologists.

Often to receive no help.

Many, only to be patched up.

Does it ever seem to you, a rather wonderful thing, how great crowds of people, going to doctors,find valium cures almost, or is supposed to, but it doesn't, does n't come within coo-ee  of healing.

All kinds of nervous disorders--

doesn't matter what you present to the doctor you get the same prescription.

Well, there is no drug, and no treatment that comes out of a syringe, that can heal the conditions I am going to name to you.

The problem of inferiority!

That deep feeling of being an inferior person that you take around with you wherever you go.

That tragic attitude and feeling you may have to yourself, of insecurity!

That's a real handicap.

And it produces all kinds of odd behaviour in people.

It makes people very difficult to get along with sometimes.

And what about anxiety?

That number one producer of mental illness.

And this constant feeling that thousands of people in our world have ,

the feeling of being rejected.

How neurotic that can make you.

Now these feelings are serious ones, these are the deep ones.

These are the disturbing ones.

These are the ones that produce all sorts of behaviour patterns that none of us feel very happy about.

They can produce schizophrenia or paranoia.

Or fantasy.

They can produce seriously neurotic conditions and do.

There are plenty of people around suffering from these things.

They lie deep within us and if we are afflicted by them, we can and do have real problems.

And most or all of us at some time or other have had one or more of them.

Sometimes a combination of them.

Now if we are afflicted in this way there is no way in the world if we allow them to continue that we can become a new person in Jesus.

No way in the world!

No way  that He can bring to us His abundant life, His victorious life!

Now I am meeting Christians crippled by these things and I want to say this very kindly and quietly, and I hope you will think about it.

Many of them are afraid to accept the only help they will ever get.

They are afraid to accept the only help they will really  ever get.

Many of them are afraid of you if they think you can read what is the matter with them.

And when they are at the depths disturbed and we think a person can really see what our need

is we become afraid of that person.

And we steer clear.

Even though that person may be the only one that can help them to the answer!

Many of these folk feel so threatened that they back off entirely from the person who can help them.

Now I am not going to talk to you about the answer to this in this talk. I am going to take that up in my next because you know I've got so much that you need  to think about, that if I hurl too much at you in one sermon, or one talk, you will be overwhelmed.

And you won't be able to take it all in.

But you are meeting people who have these needs that I've discussed and we in this Church and other churches if we only knew it, we have the answer.

So this morning in closing I want to say this.

For all of the things I have talked about,

Jesus does have the answer.

He can and does heal.

Indeed I'd go further,

He is the only one who has the answer!

So what I have been saying to you this morning is this.

If we want the answer that Jesus alone can give,

the first thing that we are to do  is to stop pretending,

stop covering up,

stop rationalising,

break through the barrier of pride,

look fearlessly at what is wrong,

and begin to believe that our  wonderful Saviour,

is the answer.


Foot note.There are many tapes in my possession and Bible studies by Frank Hunting. I would welcome  any enquiries from those who believe they might be helped by such. Geoff Thompson
email geoff@geoffthompson.com.au  It is my intention to post transcripts of tapes 1 and 3 in the New Man Series








Tree of Life and Christianity Explained

This last weekend saw the completion of my production of a training video series in collaboration with my good friend Rob Ferguson of Tree of Life Ministries.They are on their way to Africa for use of indigenous African Lay People to use in Christian Outreach.
It was a very exciting project to be working on and I have learnt a lot about video production and editing as we went. See my earlier post about this.

http://geoffthompsonsblog.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/tree-of-life-ministries-adelaide-south.html


http://geoffthompsonsblog.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/tree-of-life-training-videos.html



Below is part of the series where Rob is explaining the structure of the Christianity Explained Course.

video

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Lord's Prayer



God reminds us every day He is our Creator.



Sermon Parkrose Nursing Home    15/07/12  by Geoff Thompson

The Lord’s Prayer  Matthew 6:7-15

The Lord’s Prayer is one of the first and sometimes the only thing most Christians learn to recite out loud.
We do so in Church
In Funerals and on special occasions.
I remember a friend telling me years ago that she and her family were trapped in the middle of Cyclone Tracy in Darwin and they were all very frightened and huddled in their bathroom as the cyclone raged around them.
They were not practicing Christians and probably at best lapsed Christians.
They were so scared that one of them suggested they pray but they did not know where to start.

They stumbled through the Lord’s Prayer and at the end one of them said “make sure you say amen on the end of it as it doesn’t count if you don’t say amen!”
Regardless of their very little faith and only praying because they were in danger they were spared from the  cyclone.

I wonder how many gave thanks to God after wards and whether that incident was enough to cause them to seek more of God.

Have you ever prayed in a situation like that where you were extremely scared.

Sometimes we may not have enough time to think to pray.

The following was one of those occasions.

Some years ago I was in Wallaroo staying in a motel on the foreshore on a work trip.

I had been staying there with my boss and we both had separate rooms.

We had been to visit my brother who was school teaching in Port Pirie and got back about 11pm.

My boss had gone to bed and I was reclining on the end of the bed watching the Don Lane show on a black and white tv alongside the bed.
The tv was chained to the wall.

Suddenly there was a muffled explosion and the tv was moving towards me then it slammed back against the wall.

I did not have time to pray.

The windows had all blown outwards and flames were coming in and had caught alight to the curtains.

I realized I was airborne about a foot above the bed in a reclining position.
All could do was focus on the doorknob and I wanted to get out of there.

I was in underpants and a shirt and I don’t think my feet touched the ground for about 30 yards.

Some men who were at a meeting in the dining room of the Motel told me they saw a sheet of flame fly out from my room and I came hurtling out afterwards.

One told me “You can thank God you are alive.”

I said I already did.

A gas leak under the floor boards had caught alight and exploded.


The Lord’s prayer is a prayer that Lord Jesus taught the disciples as a model for how we are to pray.

It is an extremely effective prayer and model for our prayers if we pray it and don’t just say it.

It is also a prayer in itself, a stand alone prayer.

If we never prayed another prayer this prayer would still draw us closer to God if we prayed it rather than said it.

First of all it opens with “Our Father who is in Heaven.”

This reminds us who God is and our relationship to Him.
We are His children.

It tells us He is in Heaven.
An eternal safe and Holy place.

“hallowed be thy name” reminds us He is Holy.
Through prayer we are entering the Holy of Holies.

“Thy Kingdom Come “ reminds us that He is going to re establish His Kingdom on earth.
It gives us hope for the future when the corrupt and evil world as we know it will be no more.

“Thy will be done.”
This reminds us that God is always wanting that His will be foremost in the affairs of men.
It also reminds us that when we pray we should be seeking His will in the matter and taking the time to work out what His will should be in the situation troubling us.

We can learn what is His will by reading the Bible.

“On earth as it is in Heaven.”
God’s will is 100% followed and obeyed in Heaven.
He  is also concerned about our earthly existence and that which is to come.
Our prayers should be taking into account the here and now and the future and prayed with this in mind.

It is also reminding us that we don’t have to wait for heaven to enjoy the fullness of our salvation now.
In Ephesians 1 it already tells us we are seated in Heavenly places.


“Give us this day our Daily Bread” This reminds us we can pray for our physical needs and God wants to hear our petitions.
We in our household ,have been reminded recently how God can supply our needs and the needs of others as He chooses.
An older friend of ours is in the habit of frequenting a couple of Adelaide Bakery outlets.
He is able through this connection to collect many loaves of bread and associated products each day at no cost.
These are what are called “yesterdays bread” which they are not allowed to keep for sale or they have a policy about this.
Through our friend, who is really an angel unawares, we are able to help many families each week with their daily bread.
We did not pray for this to happen but often God is wanting to and does enter into, the affairs of Men, as Jesus is praying constantly on our behalf in Heaven and alongside His Heavenly Father.
He does engineer circumstances.
It has given us contact with lots of  people who we can share God’s love with.

“Forgive us our enemies as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

This reminds us of the absolute necessity to forgive our enemies however much we have been wronged.

Would we want God to forgive us the way we forgive others?

“And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil”

Often in the urgency of a moment we may not have time to pray.
God is telling us to pray for protection in advance.
Here is a prayer that I have in my Bible that helps us to do that.
If anyone wants a copy please see me afterwards.

http://geoffthompsonsblog.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/prayer-of-protection.html 

“for Thine is the Kingdom ,the Power and the Glory, for ever and ever amen.

Yes indeed .

Prayer reminds us and brings us into the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory for ever.  t means we can have a relationship with our Heavenly Father.

And what about Amen?

That means :

amen |äˈmen, āˈmen|
exclam.
uttered at the end of a prayer or hymn, meaning ‘so be it.’
• used to express agreement or assent: amen to that!
noun
an utterance of “amen.”
ORIGIN Old English, from ecclesiastical Latin, from Greek amēn, from Hebrew ' āmēn ‘truth, certainty,’ used adverbially as expression of agreement or consent, and adopted in the Septuagint as a solemn expression of belief or affirmation.


Praying in agreement and authority with each other and in line with God’s will is very important in seeing our prayers answered.


Amen?

It will be appropriate I think after our final Hymn and benediction to sing the 3 fold amen. Not just sing it but pray it in agreeance  with our message this morning!

Matthew 6
King James Version (KJV)
6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Walking at Wilabalangaloo

In between Berri and Renmark in South Australia ,just off the Sturt highway is the historic Wilabalangaloo property.
It is currently being worked on by volunteers from the National Trust of Australia.
There are wonderful walking trails and photographic opportunities.
The homestead is not open to the public at the moment.
I have attached some photos I captured this week.
Enjoy. Photos captured on Pentax KR and Canon 600d.


taken on pentax kr and in camera filter applied