Thursday, August 27


We arrived in Queenstown today after coming through thick, thick cloud and a tonne of turbulance… we couldn’t see anything at all out of the window except cloud until about only one minute before we touched down! Thankfully we were flying with Air New Zealand who apparently are the only airline that doesn’t have the problems that other airlines have flying into Queenstown in low visibility because it is surrounded with mountains.

I am feeling very blessed right now… we have a gorgeous suite which overlooks Lake Wakatipu and the mountains, Craig had organised for flowers in our room on arrival and I am loving the nice chilly weather. We have also already been shopping and stocked the cupboard for the week and included is a tub of creamy NZ Jelly Tip ice cream…my fav!

But apart from all of that, after hanging out in town this afternoon and chatting with the friendly locals (good old NZ hospitality) Craig and I are both gratefully thanking God for his awesome favour. Today when we flew in it was a bit rainy which of course means that it should be snowing on the mountains…. And it was. We heard that they actually hadn’t had any snow for over two weeks and that the snow had already turned to slush because it had been so warm but since this morning with it snowing all day tomorrow is going to be a ‘powder day’ at The Remarks…whoo hoo! God is so awesome…his timing is just the best and we are both so amazed that our prayers have been answered.

I guess we shouldn’t really be surprised though because God wants everyone of us to walk in His favour all the time and loves to see us happy and enjoying life just like any Dad wants to see their children happy and blessed.

Tuesday, August 25


Just after I climed into my comfy bed last night and got all snuggled in ready to go to sleep I was a little bit disappointed about the fact that I hadn't managed to write in my blog and it was only the second day. To tell you the truth I hadn't been able to think of anything all night that I had wanted to write about which was a little bit scary.

Then I started to think about my upcoming ski trip to NZ in THREE DAYS....WHOO HOO!! I was remembering this one blue run that I have actually skied down a few times before but I always, ALWAYS see it coming and stop at the top to try and build up my courage to go over the edge. my mind I began to imagine myself skiing down towards the top of the run and then just keep on going straight over that edge without even thinking once about it and continuing down watching myself ski perfectly (without crashing!) and then when I reached the bottom I had a little party with myself...hehe. And then the revelation came...

Sometimes when we look at ourselves we see all the things that we aren't good at or we see ourselves as someone lesser than who we really are and what we can accomplish or sometimes we can look at ourselves and see what we could achieve but then immediately after those awesome thoughts, those negative ones, that we all know so well, just come and make themselves at home. But... (don't you just love those buts) God sees us as the completed and finished project... He sees the big picture, the one whom He created us to be. He sees everyone of us at the end of our journey and He is right beside us the whole entire time encouraging us as we take each step.

Now I know that surely I am not the only one who has those 'silly' daydreams and if I am then I have just completely embarrassed myself... but they aren't silly by the way! If you can imagine yourself doing something that you have always wanted to do the only other thing that you need to do to achieve that dream is to believe in yourself and to trust God. It may not happen overnight but if we begin by taking little steps towards those dreams, they will happen.

It doesn't matter what our dream is... whether its to ski that run next week, to be a better mum to our kids, to own a million dollar company or just to cook dinner without burning it... God sees that dream completed in us, we just need to look at ourselves through Gods eyes...oh and maybe do a little bit of hard work if you are after that million dollar company! now that you know about my little dream to ski that blue run perfectly without pausing at the top...stay tuned for the party in a few days time :)

Jeremiah 29:11 'For I know the plans I have for you' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future...'

Sunday, August 23

treasure within...

Ok so you know how it is... when you take that first initial step in doing something that you have never done before... whether its the first time you learn to ski, or the first time you drive a car, go out on a first date or skydive... whatever it is, it kinda takes your breath away when you even start to think about it! Anyway this is my first blog, so you get the picture... I'm quivering in my boots!

For as long as I can remember my friends, teachers, family and God have been telling me that I have 'treasure' within me or that I have something to give or there's heaps of stuff inside me, and to be honest with you most of the time my response has been 'whaaaaa???' I just couldn't see that I would have anything that anyone else would even be remotely interested in hearing or listening to.

But God has been showing me that under all of my insecurity there really is something in there and that if I don't get over my fear, have faith, let it out and share it, then I will never be completely fulfilled and be left thinking...if only...

So just recently I decided to let go, and let God... It's not like I have opened the lid on the treasure chest and it has all suddenly revealed itself but I know that as I take this first step God is going to meet me.

I have always had a passion and a desire to make a difference and to be an inspiration so this is my very small beginning...

"Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin." Zechariah 4:10