Weekly report: Spring is in the air
|Spring is on its way|
I can see spring in my garden and it has put a spring in my feet!! My first jonquils and daffodils are flowering. The cherry tree is in full bloom and the bees have arrived and I was very pleased to see tiny flowers on my Maple Tree. Winter won't be around very much longer, even birds seem to have a louder song to sing.
|The first jonquil in the garden|
|First buds on the Maple Tree|
|Pink Cockatoos - these birds mate for life and are very affectionate to each other.|
I went out this morning to the fruit and veg markets to buy a half of duck (to make red duck curry) and to pick up some cat food for Ruby. While I was buying the cat food, an older lady came up to me and asked me what sort of cat I had. A cat lover can't help but talk about their cat to someone else, so I was more than happy to chat about Ruby!! I said that I had a Ragdoll cat and the lady said to me "I have two ragdolls who are 5 months old". Well, that meant a long conversation about our cats, for at least 20 mins in the pet store!! Some mothers might talk about their children, others have long conversations about their cats!!
A complete stranger, someone who just wanted to connect with someone else for a moment - she has 6 children and many grandchildren but sadly lost her husband last year and the cats are her new friends, they keep her company. One of the reasons why I talk to strangers - it can make all the differences to their day.
And finally, I thought this verse was very relevant at the moment for us in Australia - we are currently mid way through the Federal Election to determine our next government. Whilst the newspapers and television is full of election "noise", it isn't true, noble, pure, lovely or of good report - only the word of God is that and it is His words we need to meditate on and not those of politicians/man.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things.
Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)