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Devil for dinner?
Posted:Jan 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Last Updated:Feb 15, 2018 6:56 am
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A pastor friend of mine told me this story about an Aboriginal friend of his who became a pastor. After a few years of having his own church he came back to my friend's church to preach.

Introducing his sermon he announced that if Adam and Eve had been Aboriginal we'd have no problem with sin today. The congregation was puzzled, was this becoming racial? They were a little nervous and wondered where this was going and then he said, "They wouldn't have worried about the apple, they'd have eaten the snake."

Gotta love the way he broke the ice.
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Where's my post?
Posted:Sep 4, 2016 8:36 pm
Last Updated:Sep 24, 2017 6:42 am
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I put up a post the other day. It's in my blogs but dont know why it's not coming up on the main blog page? Any ideas?
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Hillbilly weekend coming around again.
Posted:Aug 31, 2016 6:23 am
Last Updated:Sep 24, 2016 6:14 am
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I like certain bluegrass tunes and also some Irish as well. Mainly happy dance type tunes to play. I'm not really into the 'Dead Darling' tunes. They only have one festival a year in our State. It's been running for about 4 or 5 years I think, still relatively new. Not many Hillbilly music lovers our way I guess but seems to be growing.

Last year I wanted to go to the festival, got my 4wd and caravan (trailer I think you guys in the States call it) and couldnt wait to hook it up to go.

One of the organisers had asked me if I'd take a lot of bedding down that she'd purchased to the festival for interstate and international visitors. All the local accommodation was booked so she let the visiting performers know if and asked if they would mind tenting it, they didnt mind at all (they are hillbillys ) so she organised tents for all of them but needed the bedding as it was cold at night. I said I would take it down for her.

2 days before I was due to go the water pump in the 4wd seized. I ordered a pump, it had to come from interstate, it came the day I was due to leave. Informing the organiser of the festival about it she just hoped I could fix it in time. I looked at the job and knew it would take too long.

I told my eldest daughter and she asked her husband if I could borrow his vehicle. He said ok. I filled his ute full of fuel came back and hooked up the caravan, loaded all my stuff in his ute and the caravan, jumped in ....it wouldnt start. Fuel pump had decided to give up the ghost right then, it was about 11.00am. I was pretty disappointed, unloaded his ute and had the mobile mechanic come but he said he couldnt fix it. My son-in-law is a mechanic, I rang and told him. He said he had a huge work load on and couldnt fix it till Saturday, it was Thursday.... I had it towed to his work after unloading it and the caravan with my things and felt pretty down. I looked up and said, "Ok if You dont want me to go I wont."

With many calls and apologies in the meantime to the organiser of the festival trying to figure out how to get the stuff down, she said she'd try and get someone else to do it. She was already at the festival setting up.

About 4.00pm in the afternoon I got a call from my son-in-law telling me that his car was fixed and I could pick it up. I was stunned! I asked how did he fix it so fast? He said that one of his workmates (Garry) who was on holidays had dropped in to see him and heard the story. He shot off and got the part (last one in our city) and drained the fuel tank, fixed it and put it back in for him. I got a lift to his work with a friend as he'd already had my town car and drove home.

I hooked up the caravan and went to the organiser's home, picked up the bedding and got there at 11.00pm at night but well in time as most were coming Friday. I'd almost given up but got there albeit exhausted. I was grateful the festival is only a couple of hours drive from me.

Well, I had the best weekend of the whole year. Had a ball. Praise God! It was wonderful, I'd met people I had not seen for years, played my little heart out till the wee hours. My fingers were pretty sore by the end of it all, but nothing could wipe the grin off my face. I was elated. That was last year.

I've now packed almost everything except the cold food, almost ready to go to this years festival tomorrow morning. Hope it's as good as last year. After losing my mother I really need a pick-me-up. Hope this is it.

May as well add this bit rather than do a second blog later. I'll just keep going while inspired, might not be later.

To go back a few years. Garry the workmate of my son-in-law is a black powder shooter but I prefer the modern stuff. Once he found out I liked shooting through my son-in-law he got excited, wanted to meet me and he could talk guns all day! He invited me to his black powder club open day with BBQ and gave me the use one of his old 50 cal guns to use. I enjoyed the learning. We had a social competition and I met a lot of great people.

He invited me another time about 6 months later and I met up with them again. Lots of fun, but it's not something I'd take up every weekend. It's novelty stuff. Too labourious loading. I like just filling up a magazine and plinking away.

That's it for now. Back in a week or so.

God bless.
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Getting on my feet again.
Posted:Jun 13, 2016 3:44 am
Last Updated:Jun 27, 2016 8:49 pm
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It's been a rough time the beginning of this year but I'm finding that I'm inproving a bit more after Mum's passing. Still a bit weepy during my devotional time as Mum is still on my prayer list, I still pray for her salvation as God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Maybe He'll backdate my continuing prayer for her? Who knows? I dont think the Bible says I cant (but I'll stand corrected if shown). I hope she accepted the Lord in her heart when I shared the gospel with her a few times when she could not communicate anymore.

But God is good. He has kept me through it all. Praise His Name always.

Thanks again for all who have given me their sympathy and encouragement. I'm hoping the Lord will bless you for it, that's my prayer back for you.

God bless and see y'all in heaven, if not before.
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Settling things
Posted:May 3, 2016 4:07 am
Last Updated:Jun 5, 2016 2:33 am
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Hi,

Have to fly back interstate this Thursday and settle my mother's affairs. Not sure how long I'll be there. Her funeral was last Friday. Still a bit numb, tiredness and emotions are issues as well but am coping. Thanks for your prayers and kind words to those who've supported me. God bless.
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Mother passed away
Posted:Apr 22, 2016 12:42 am
Last Updated:May 21, 2016 3:14 am
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My mother passed away yesterday. She died in a lot of pain even though she had morphine continually. This is a read only post, sorry. I'm not up to replying to posts yet, I'm emotionally exhausted. God bless.
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Prayer update 2
Posted:Mar 5, 2016 11:55 pm
Last Updated:Sep 24, 2017 6:44 am
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Hi,

Been through quite a bit lately. I've flown back and forth interstate a couple of times to be with my mother. Firstly I was told by the local hospital that my mother could not fly, I'd bought tickets and had to cancel. Later when she was transferred from the hospital to a rest home I was told by different nurses she could fly, as long as she can walk a bit she can fly. So after losing money on cancellation and re-booking fees I have booked her to fly in a few weeks to a rest home near me as I live interstate. To get that organised was very difficult but my eldest daughter did a marvelous job of sorting that out. I pray my mother will be well enough on the day to travel as it's a 2 hr drive to the airport, then 1 hour wait and 2 3/4 hour flight to my city then another 40 minutes till we get to where she has to go. I keep trying to get through to her that God loves her, hopefully it will sink in.

Costs have been very high in keeping her in respite care. We have to sell her home, so once she's settled I fly back and help my brother sell her house to pay for the fees. Rest homes here are $300-$400k and up, the longer we take to pay higher fees are charged. This is not going to be easy as we have to sort out her things, work out what to keep and throw. She has a house full of furniture, but it's old and not worth much. Sorting out and filling out paperwork for all the powers that be, sorting out her bills, sorting out so many things is quite a job. Also what clothes we take etc has to be worked out. Interstate trucking removals are expensive also. Until her house is sold very high fees are charged and there's also higher fees again if it's not sold within 60 days.......

My kids are coming up next week to help, they will stay a week and we will all be on the same flight back together God willing.

Now to backtrack, while in the hospital I told my mother if she was struggling to pray. The woman in the next bed heard me and started saying the Lord's Prayer. This woman has severe skin cancer, her face is all scars from skin grafts, she cant walk, bedridden and cant swallow her food unless vertical, she's in a very bad way and in a lot of pain. A few days later this lady went to a rest home, she told me where she was going so I visited her a few times. The first time she was stressed when I tried to witness to her, she said she didnt care if she went to heaven or hell. This puzzled me as she'd said the Lord's prayer the other day. After chatting a while I asked her why she didnt respond to the Lord calling her and she got a bit defensive. I looked her in the eye and said, "What's stopping you is pride." She hung her head and said, "You are right." I asked if I could pray with her before I went and she said ok. So I prayed a prayer of salvation with her hoping in her heart she'd agree with it. I've been back a few more times to see her, each time praying with her before I go and she's always glad to see me. I'm praying her heart really accepted the Lord. She's really a lovely lady, her mind is good and sharp. There's so much more, but I'll leave that for now.

I want to thank all who are praying for my mother and others I meet, it's really appreciated.

God bless.
Hermit.
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Prayer update
Posted:Feb 24, 2016 2:46 am
Last Updated:Mar 14, 2016 4:32 am
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Hi, my mother has lost her ability to communicate properly. When I talk to her it's like she hasnt understood what I've said. I hope she has a lucid moment where I can share the gospel again with her. I dont know if she's accepted the Lord or not, but she's read the sinners prayer with me prompting. That's as far as I've been able to get. Hope she understood in her heart. I dont know.
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Mother is dying. Need prayer for her salvation
Posted:Jan 19, 2016 6:08 pm
Last Updated:Mar 23, 2016 4:24 pm
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Hi.

Will value all prayers for my mother's salvation her name is Anna, she's got terminal bowel and lung cancer, they are trying to stabilize her and see if she can go to a rest home with carers, that's our best hope but she can go any time. I hope she's got a few months left or more so the grandkids & great grandkids can visit her for her 89th birthday in March. That bit is up to the Lord.

She is not always coherent as she's in pain and under strong medication. A few times a day I can communicate for a few minutes at a time before she 'vagues out'. I'm not on my own internet at the moment as I'm interstate, limited to emails and short 'surfs'. Will be back home in a week, still a lot to organize. Thanks in advance for your prayers.

God bless.
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Rules for the NWO in stone.
Posted:Dec 6, 2015 9:45 pm
Last Updated:Jan 19, 2016 9:45 am
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Go outside of Atlanta Georgia to Alberton north 7 miles on highway 77 and see the Georgia Guide Stones. Do a search for Georgia Guide Stones if you cant. There are 12 granite slabs there with the commandments for the new world order in 12 languages.

Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
Unite humanity with a living new language.
Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
Balance personal rights with social duties.
Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
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