Saturday, September 25, 2010

Uniting People

I will say, that the more time I spend on blogs, I realise how much it brings people together. Society tells us that we don't talk to each other anymore, I don't believe this. I have been able to be in contact with people from all over the world who are experiencing what I have been going through. I have also realised how lucky I am in my journey when I read about the trials others have gone through.

I know some people might say that what I have gone through is also pretty hard (I agree) BUT I have such a good support base.

Another thing that has really struck me today is how many of us have found a higher spiritual journey. Personally I have questioned, cried, pleaded and thanked God in my quest to have a relationship with God. I know the promises He has given me and everyday I ask Him  "meaning of life" questions. (kinda like the questions Leo asks me) I still don't understand much.

I read a blog tonight about a Jewish lady who is struggling with a brain tumour, lung cancer, breast cancer ... can you imagine? Besides the hardship of her story, she has a relationship with God. Not only have our trials joined us, but also our belief in God - beyond religious differences. Isn't that what all religions are meant to be about "Love thy neighbour as you love thyself"

This is why I believe that we all have the right to a personal relationship with God without the judgement of others. Wouldn't this solve so many problems?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Book Release

Well FINALLY my book is at the point when it is going to print! Yay Yay Yay! I am having a few copies posted to me for review. I can't tell you how excited I am. It actually feels unreal!

Talking about unreal ... about two weeks ago, someone(s) broke through our gate. What happened...  I needed to go to the bathroom at about 11:30 (not usual) I dragged myself out of bed and as I turned the light on, I called James and said "I hear a car" Now we have 2 gates. A small one and then about 2 car spaces to the big one. Our bathroom is very close to the large gate. He looks out of the window and says "There are a lot of OSTRICHES!" NO I AM NOT MAKING IT UP! We looked out of the window and there they were 14 ostriches. When I had turned on the light, we think it scared the thieves off and I just hear the car pulling away.

James wondered around with his rifle and I tried to use the local farm radio ... I had no idea how to do the "foxtrot charlie" thing so I eventually just said "HELLO can someone help, we have a few Ostriches ..." One of our neighbours thought I said "Sausages" and wondered why I was putting that on the radio.  Farm patrol, nitres security and the police all came. They couldn't really do anything because nothing had been stolen and in fact we had ended up with "free" livestock. It turned out to be my neighbours ostriches. The thieves had tried to use our gates as a holding pen till the truck arrived.

It is the first break-in that i know of that someone has actually left something instead of taking something!

I think God has given me interesting Angels to watch over us - that have a bit of a sense of humour!

Here is my latest commissioned painting - delivered last week!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What it is like living with a brain

Well I decided not to add the "tumour" word to brain today. It does get a bit tiring thinking about it all the time! The past few weeks I have been very busy. I have had a couple of talks, travelled to JHB, worked and been running the coffee shop. SO all things considered I got a bit TIRED today! After a good 2 hour afternoon nap I am back online! People don't really believe me when I said I had a brain tumour!

My frustration, at the moment, is my book. It is SO close to being printed but there is always just another thing to do before I get there. The other thing is that I really want to organise my trip to the UK and the money I was expecting from the sale of my house is tied up between strikes, lawyers and deed of sale transfers.  SO I am needing to make some kind of plan. VERY frustrating.

I have been thinking so much about where my life is going lately. Old Mutual is hosting two talks for my next week, one in George and the other in PE. I really do enjoy the talks and often amazed that people think it is inspiring. Honestly I don't think anything has been amazing. I am SO excited to FINALLY see my book finished. I have dreams of travelling around doing book launches!

Sometime in my life I am going to need to pay a visit to the dentist! I joined dance classes and haven't even gone yet! I have such good intentions ... sigh! Oh yes, I have just finished and sold another painting! It was very liberating!

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