Tuesday, 27 December 2005

About time...

Well it's taken almost 12 months but my 1969 Pontiac Firebird is complete! Unfortunatly it is just a 1:24 scale model, but it took a fair bit of effort and I'm pretty impressed with the final product.

Merry Christmas

Well I had a nice and quiet Christmas. We had Vanessa's boyfriend's family join us for Christmas lunch, and we shared in a good quality Aussie Chrissy.

I had to play drums at Whitehill so I was up early for that, and we had a small time as a family after church to exchange gifts and then we got into our lunch with the 'extended' family. Loads of seafood and salad allowed us to become satisfyingly stuffed.

Being Ipswich it was a scorcher of a day so we spent plenty of time in the pool.

Overal a great day, nothing over the top but it was special anyway.

Thursday, 22 December 2005


T'was the night before Christmas
and all through the town
Not a sign of Baby Jesus
was anywhere to be found.

The people were all busy
with Christmas time chores
Like decorating, and baking
and shopping in stores.

No one sang "Away in a manger
no crib for a bed"...
Instead, they sang of Santa
dressed-up in bright red.

Mama watched Martha Stewart,
Papa drank beer from a tap.
As hour upon hour
the presents they'd wrap

When what from the T.V.
did they suddenly hear
'Cept an ad... which told
of a big sale at Sears?

So away to the mall
they all flew like a flash...
Buying things on credit...
and others with cash!

And, as they made their way home
From their trip to the mall,
Did they think about Jesus?
Oh, no... not at all.

Their lives were so busy
with their Christmas time things
No time to remember
Christ Jesus, the King!

There were presents to wrap
and cookies to bake.
How could they stop and remember
who died for their sake?

To pray to the Savior...
they had no time to stop.
Because they needed more time
to "Shop til they dropped!"

On Wal-mart! On K-mart!
On Target! On Penney's!
On Hallmark! On Zales!
A quick lunch at Denny's.

From the big stores downtown
to the stores at the mall
They would dash away, dash away
and visit them all!

And up on the roof
there arose such a clatter

As grandpa hung icicle lights up
on his brand new step ladder.

He hung lights that would flash.
He hung lights that would twirl.
Yet, he never once prayed to Jesus...
Light of the World.

Christ's eyes... how they twinkle!
Christ's Spirit... how merry!
Christ's love... how enormous!
All our burdens... He'll carry!

So instead of being busy,
overworked, and uptight
Let's put Christ back in Christmas
and enjoy some good nights!

Monday, 5 December 2005

The Silly Season

Wow how busy does it get in the weeks leading up to Christmas!

Work is hectic, church is frantic, and I haven't had a chance all week to throw something up on here.

Biggest thing last weekend, GO FORD and GO INGALL! How good was last weeks grand final showdown at Phillip Island? I've been a Russel Ingall fan since he move
d to Ford (he's always been a nice guy but I couldn't like him when he drove a Holden :-P) But to have been in the V8 series for 10 years and to have come second 4 times, he's earnt a championship win, and it was great to see him get it.

We've also started our Christmas specials at church, and here's a plug - 18th Dec, 5:30 PM is Whitehill's CHRISTMAS IN THE CARPARK, it's going to be huge, with lots of music, lots of fun and farm animals!!! Yes you heard right, farm animals! I know you're as excited as me about that!

So things are so busy getting organised for that, and with RACQ being a 'tourism' organisation work increases as school holidays arrive, and it always seems computers break during this time. So work's been full on as I keep the RACQ truck on the road with their mobile computer systems and the branches online as well. It means lots of travelling and time away from my desk. So when I get home I just crash. Which means my blog gets neglected.

So Merry Christmas to all, hope you all have a great time as we remember and celebrate the Birth of Jesus, and the reason he came
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