Thursday, July 13, 2006

Yes cancer sux

Gotta tell ya, one of the saddest sights I have ever seen, is seeing an 8year old boy watching his father being buried.

Joseph Mhetura Jachi 1966- 09/07/2006
Trevor David Paton 1946- 17/06/2006

I'm pretty much over funerals! They have been difficult even knowing that both men who died are now with God... and in a waay better place... I suppose I'm just a wee bit selfish and want them to still be here.

The good thing about these funerals for me, is the realisation of how dependent we are on God... its so easy to believe that I'm invincible and not realise that every breath is a gift from God... As john piper once said ... (paraphrased)... We shouldn't ask "why?", when people die, but "why not me? Why am I still alive?"

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

What cancer cannot do

Cancer is so limited
It cannot cripple Love
It cannot shatter Hope
It cannot corrode Faith
It cannot eataway Peace
It cannot destroy confidence
It cannot kill Friendship
It cannot shut out memories
It cannot silence Courage
It cannot invade the Soul
It cannot reduce Eternal Life
It cannot quench the Spirit
It cannot lessen the Power of the Resurrection.

Monday, May 22, 2006

What to do? What to do??

Ok so I have to decide what to do with my life...
and I don't know what to do! I just want someone to tell me... and it to be the right thing!
So im at Canterbury uni this year doing a random degree... biology, psychology and spanish... Was planning to do grad school after and become a primary school teacher... but yea not really enjoying uni and kinda wanting to get straight into it and learn how to teach...

SO I could either go to christchurch tcol (haven't heard much good about it)
or do a bachelor of primary teaching at otago uni, (would be able to cross credit some of my stuff I have already done at canterbury) or maybe go up to Bethlehem college and do 3 years of primary school stuff up there??

Kinda would like to decide before next semester so I can change what im doing to suit the following year....

Does anyone know anything about the courses? Bethlehem college? tauranga??
I would TRULY appreciate any advise...pretty please :)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Praying with your eyes open

If we TRULY realised how utterly dependent we are on God, how much more would we pray?

and.. how much less would we worry??....Philippians 4:6,7

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Reformed faith

Just been watching a DVD on theology and calvinism and stuff . Its real interesting. How can people not believe in predestination?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

i hate biology

Monday, January 30, 2006

half way there

yup so just about 2 weeks to go till im back in nz! crazy! today its raining again on the sunshine?? coast. but all good. went to australia zoo last week but nooooo stevoooooo. sad times.
been getting heaps more encouraged recently cause at the beginning i was feeling like my heart wasnt really into it.... but now im real excited to get back to nz and see what God will do!
Also been heaps encouraged about missions especially while reading hudson taylors spiritual secret- id recommend it :)
but yea continue to pray that i will grow cause i wanna get lots out of the last half of this sbp and not waste it!!