Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Soap Free at 5M4F

Want to know how I included gluten free chocolate, divine appointments and Methylchloroisothiazolinone all in one story?

Then head over to 5 Minutes For Faith and see what I've been up to!

And I'll have some more about pink pyjamas, best friends and bad singing coming up very soon.

Have an awesome week!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Little Miss...

Thanks to Megan, I have been officially sketched!

Check out her creation...


Megan sketched this by hand, and I added the colour in photoshop. (I kept the original cause the colours arent quite right just yet). She was inspired by my 100 things I think - see how many you can spot in there!

If you need a professional illustrator or just someone to create something for fun or work, Megans services are available at fabulous prices. Just leave a comment or email me and I'll pass your request on.

I think I need to make it into a shirt!

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Uh Oh

It's the feeling you get when you hear the crumpling of car metal, or the doctor say "hmmm", or the child scream 'that' scream, or the message "limit exceded", or the sirens behind you, or the friend say "I have something to tell you".

It's not exactly that you're worried, its just that there is automatically an air of concern. Like something is wrong and you will probably need to do something about it, but you're not exactly sure what yet.

Do you know what the most common cause of injuries to little boys is? Would you guess it involves either a trampoline, a tree or a fence. Well, Josh decided to try all three this week. At once. It didn't end well. He balanced a tree branch in between the trampoline and the fence, and tried to balance on the branch. Then I heard 'that' scream. Uh Oh. And I was concerned.

Yesterday we had x-rays and today we got the results - not a fracture, but a mild buckling of the posterior cortex of the distal shaft of the radius. In other words, he'll have a sore arm for a while. Concern has passed, for the most part. But for the 48 hours between accident and diagnosis I did feel like things weren't quite right.

And I remembered the last post about 'needs'. And that in times of minor concern, like this one, or major events that happen in our life, we should go back to the Bible and read those verses. Often there is nothing we can do at the time, so we need to rest in God.

We need to be still (Ex14:14)
We need to pray and we will receive his strength and grace (Heb 4:16)
We need to persevere (Heb 10:36)
and God will meet our needs according to His glorious riches (Phil 4:19)

So next time you feel that heaviness of concern, either for you or your family, or a friend or even a stranger, start by praying, read the Bible or remember those verses and then in His strength and grace you can act or help or wait.

"The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."(Isaiah 58:11)

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Friday, March 13, 2009

...Drumroll Please...

Well folks, this is officially my 100th (ish) post!! Are you sick of me yet?

And following the legacy of many great bloggers who have gone before me, I hearby present you with 100 (ish) Things About Me .

You're welcome. :)

No, you'll need to click on the link.

Off you go. Yep, the one in blue.

Yeah thats it!















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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Even Better

Well the Google Search was fun, but a good friend reminded me how good it is that we can find what we really need in the Bible.

So I logged on to Bible Gateway and this is what I found when I searched for "need":

Genesis 33:11Please accept the present that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me and I have all I need. (this one would be good for a present tag!)

Exodus 14:14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.

Psalm 116:6 The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me.

Isaiah 58:11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Daniel 3:16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter.”

Matthew 6:8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Romans 12:13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

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

Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 10:36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Wanna know what the Bible has to say about something? Just go to Bible Gateway and type it in the box up the top left of the screen.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

And over here we have

You'll find me at a couple of places in the blogosphere this week.

Over at
5 Minutes for Faith..

"...We had to renovate our new place as it was lacking what some would consider necessities, such as doors, flooring and walls. We wanted to make it a more comfortable place to live in, to make it stronger and more durable, to make it more attractive, and enjoy the feeling of personal satisfaction at our work..."

wanna read the rest? off you

Rena tagged me in this Google Game.

My instructions were to type “Donna needs” in Google search and then list the first ten responses that make sense.

Here goes…

Donna needs a loving, nurturing adoptive family who can accept her.
(aww thanks)
Donna needs bloggers’ help. (
Jo-Lynne did my new layout, do you like it?)
Donna needs volunteers. (Yes please!)
Donna needs to go. (Sydney baby, 14 sleeps!)
Donna needs to be appointed a conservator.
(Really? What exactly do you think I'll be getting up to?)
Donna needs a name. (Any ideas? so far we've had BigD and Is Don Is Good)

Donna needs support.
(yes I do :), so leave comments!)
Donna needs $$$. (Thankyou Mr Rudd, I believe that's on the way)
Donna needs to respond in court to every one of these lawsuits. (I hope not!)
Donna urgently needs to be transferred to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee where she can walk and roam on soft ground, graze on fresh vegetation, swim and play in lakes and ponds, and live out her natural behaviors like an elephant is supposed to do. (yes, yes I believe I do)

I think Snooky would get a laugh out of this. You're tagged.

Have a great week!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

On Celebrities, Cyclones and Siamese

I was at the hairdresser today and I overheard a trainee hairdresser talking to a customer. She was obvioulsy using some reflective listening skills she had learnt at college, and was sounding over-interested in a lady talking about another lady who stole her idea of breeding short-haired siamese cats.

The lady on the other side of me was talking about the impending cyclone hanging just off the coast and then they both joined in a conversation about going to heaven and elvis being there.

This was one I chose not to enter in to. But in hindsight, since we were talking about these opportunities, maybe I could've said something. Any suggestions?

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I'm sure you remember the possum fiascos, but something that I didn't tell you was that when I ran to get the camera to take this photo, I fell and really hurt my left knee. It was worth it for the story ;) but when it was still hurting 6 weeks later I decided to go to the doctor.

He thinks I have bursitis, inflammation of the bursa - the small protective sack over my knee joint. (That is not to be confused with inflammation of the bursar - due to the non payment of school fees. :)

Being an old-school doctor, the generic term he gave it was 'handmaids knee'. A condition caused by overusing or repetitively stressing a joint. Since I dont spend much time scrubbing floors or planting veggies, it must be from all the praying. ;)

It doesnt happen often in our bodies, but occasionally if we keep doing something which is detrimental to our health, one part will become inflamed. It hurts, but the end result is healing because it brings about a change in behaviour.

It doesnt happen often in life either, but on the odd occasion it is necessary to let someone know they are doing something that is detrimental to their spiritual health.

Some people have a wrong view of God which is going to make them miss out on the awesome eternity God has planned for them. And sometimes, on special occasions, we need to prompt them to think about that. I am not saying you should share this without thinking to everyone you know, I just would love it if you would be praying about and open to opportunities where God might want you to ask a question or share a truth about Him that people might not have considered.

Normally that is not something that I would do. I dont want people to potentially be inflamed because of something that I said, but if I consider the long term effects of how they are living, and God provides an opportunity and prompts me to say something, I will.

Cause Jesus is coming back,
and its not going to make any difference then
if they think I am a nice person,
But it is going to make all the difference
if that's all they think Jesus is.

So think about that today, and go inflame your bursae by prayin for those who don't know Him.

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