Easter Fun

These wonderful Easter toys belong to my sister-in-law. I am confident you will enjoy them as much as we do. Enjoy!

There are three videos below. Please scroll down.

Kiera and the “Road Less Travelled”

Kiera is inviting you to go down what for you may be a “road less travelled”. Below the picture is a poem from Kiera. Below the poem is a link to the amazing story about Kiera’s journey from Romania to love and bonding in East Sussex, England. Please scroll down. Thank you.

Thank you to AW for the picture

Kiera speaks again…….

Wait! As my soul absorbs,
Echoes of times past…
The traces of paws
Of those now dead
Who have trod
This place, this bed…..
Their ashes are scattered
Tears were shed
Each one mattered
But now lives on
In Nature…….
The birds and earth-bound trees
The brackens and rustling breeze,
The whirling of streams
Curling and twirling
Ever dashing and splashing
There is no end
But hearts can mend
LOVE is here, it has been
As I sit, I have seen………

Thank you to Anna Wilkinson for passing on Kiera’s poem to me

Click here to read Kiera’s amazing story.

Click also here for “Kiera’s Lament – a Prayer for Ukraine”. You will continue to be amazed.

The title of this blog is based on the title of Dr. M. Scott Peck’s famous book “A Road Less Travelled”.

John Bartels

“Home Alone but we have Each Other!”

“Our family are far away but we have each other AND their double bed!”

Ps We have a loving carer!

Cosmic soup accident

This bird evolved by chance out of the cosmic soup of the universe? Dream on! To God be the Glory.

Thank you to MB for the photo taken in January 2022

A Tribute to Indy, our beloved German Shepherd

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India of Simnikan – “Indy” 2011-2021

I have posted before about our dear Indy who went ahead of us to the Rainbow Bridge on 21 May 2021. When Indy was about 18 months old, in 2012, I made a YouTube video of Indy playing hide and seek with my wife. A few days ago my grandson told me that the video has been viewed over 20K times (actually over 23800 views). I never knew. What a tribute to our faithful friend, companion and protector. Please scroll down. There you will find a link to the YouTube video and a picture of where Indy’s ashes are buried – beneath some white flowers next to the gate where she often lay, guarding us.

Link to the “hide and seek” video: click

Below is where Indy’s ashes are buried

Always faithful – On guard for ever

The Dangers of being too Agreeable

Grave dangers await people who are too agreeable. One danger is that in negotiations they will end up arguing the opponent’s case better than their own. Another danger is that agreeable people may be tempted to pursue “Peace at all costs”. This can end with those agreeable people paying most of the costs. Not a good outcome!

The Sounds of Heaven

5:56 am on 24 December 2017 – Kromme River – South Africa. Please turn up the volume. Best with headphones. Hear the excitement of the birds as they celebrate the Advent Season. Please use headphones.

Praise the Lord for a very special part of His creation.