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1degree off course.

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The story is told about a jet being off course just a few degrees with tragic results....
And I quote... ( source, internet)
" In 1979 a large passenger jet with 257 people on board left New Zealand for a sightseeing flight to Antarctica and back. Unknown to the pilots, however, someone had modified the flight coordinates by a mere two degrees. This error placed the aircraft 28 miles (45 km) to the east of where the pilots assumed they were. As they approached Antarctica, the pilots descended to a lower altitude to give the passengers a better look at the landscape. Although both were experienced pilots, neither had made this particular flight before, and they had no way of knowing that the incorrect coordinates had placed them directly in the path of Mount Erebus, an active volcano that rises from the frozen landscape to a height of more than 12,000 feet (3,700 m).

As the pilots flew onward, the white of the snow and ice covering the volcano blended with the white of the clouds ab…

How much does "Love" cost ?

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Some who read this entry of my blog will dismiss me as weak and insipid or even wishy washy, maybe evenly unmanly. Don't care what you label me....
This past few days has been horrendous in our family.
Julie is unwell.
Mel is unwell.
I have been unwell.
Chelsea is getting unwell.
And now Caddy is seriously unwell.
Caddy is our Labrador/Coolie pup. He was given to me for my birthday in March and he is just 8 months old.
He has meningitis, in his neck spine area and is in hospital having tests and treatments.
He is a special part of our family ....and we adore him.
So far the vets bills have reached $5000 and we have agonized over what to do..... Spend our hard earned savings, or have caddy put to sleep ?
When you love someone, like we love Caddy.... Well its not an easy decision.
We have paid the money and we now wait and see what will happen. Hopefully major improvements very quickly. Hopefully not, even worse news.
Nevertheless it got me thinking, what is the price of love ?…

Spring has Sprung

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Spring is here... the birds are cherping, the trees are budding, the weather is warming and the nights are simply beautful, the heater is off.... and I even wore shorts on the weekend.

The smell of freshly cut grass adds  to the whole experience and there  seems to be a few more smiles around the place.

I am not sure I have noticed it as much as I am this year, perhaps its because we have trees at our place that have lost all their leaves and were left with nothing over winter. And now there are little green buds coming. 

Very awesome is our God.
God is amazing at how He renews the environment. How He created and designed it. How He provides for everything.

But what is more amazing to me is the way in which He renews people's lives. How He restores and cleanses and heals and revives.

How He speaks to us.
How He guides and guards us.
How He loves us, even with our warts and failures and weakness.

The other day I opened my bible and was reminded...

"You man of God, pursue righteo…