Thursday, July 30, 2020

Well it's been YEARS...

Hello there,

It's been a long time, but I finally remembered I had a blog, and that now was a good time to start blogging again. So much has happened and is happening that I thought I should get going. I'm enjoying being in my own home again after living in rental accommodation for the last couple of years while I built my dream home, my business, and the ministry I've been called to. So let's catch up a bit.

I now live in Cooma, in the Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia, not Canberra, our beautiful Capital. My late husband, Shaun, and I had planned to have a B&B, as we felt God was leading us into ministry using my gifts in hospitality. However, after he died, I was left unsure of what I would do, and if I could do this still on my own. It took many years to come to the realisation that yes, I can still do this and begun to seriously look at perhaps returning to my home city of Adelaide, but couldn't leave my children and two granddaughters. So I began looking at properties within an hour of Canberra knowing I couldn't afford to do this in Canberra. I found a property that I couldn't afford in Cooma, but it allowed me to think seriously of this country town, and so the search began for either a property or land that I could purpose build a B&B. After only a short time I found 5 acres, just 10 minutes from the Main Street of Cooma, 5 minutes from the river, an easy drive from the south coast, the snow fields or Canberra. It's been a very long, slow process of getting the build done, and it is still not complete but I am in, with my eldest son, and we are loving it.

So here we are, feeling blessed, knowing God's timing is perfect even when it is so different to ours. I have seen God lead on this project. I have felt the pain of not listening when I should have, and going my own way. I have seen Him pick up the pieces and move me gently, slowly on. I have no doubts that this will happen, and hopefully soon, but am learning to rest in Him until then. So be encouraged when God calls you to ministry, He will grow you, & equip you, and provide for you. This I have learnt to be true.

2 Corinthians 9:8, NIV: "And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."

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