From The Brink of Death…

2 weeks ago our dogs mauled our beautiful big bobtail cat nearly to death. By the time my hubby got downstairs to find out what the dogs were doing it was nearly too late, we were convinced he was dying and I am sure he was.  We wrapped him up in a warm blanket and made him comfortable waiting for him to pass. Now before any of you start on the why didn’t you get a vet bandwagon, 1…it was in the middle of the night on a weekend and 2….we are flat out affording groceries at the moment let alone a massive vet bill and 3….I have a better vet than anyone his name is JESUS!

I sat with him for the next hour and just prayed for him, prayed for his healing prayed for his pain relief and prayed for God’s will to be done with this animal we loved.  He went to sleep and I went back to bed not knowing if he was going to make it through the night.  He was clearly very broken inside, there was no external wounds but he couldn’t move, he could only open his eyes and blink and that was not very often.  Days passed and he became more and more responsive, I was at this stage feeding him animal formula with an eye dropper, changing his bedding every day, which, by the way was totally gross! He had no toileting control so it was me cleaning him, he would cry as I moved him which to me showed some sort of spinal damage (Google) and I felt constantly bad for him and all I wanted to do was put him out of his misery but his eyes were telling me something different. His eyes were constantly gunking up which had to be cleaned, I used a saline solution from our first aid kit, there was so much to do in caring for him to make life as comfortable as possible. After about a 4 days he started moving his legs, he could lift his head enough to drink out of a bowl and he was starting to eat solids again, hallelujah it looks like we are on the home straight!! 3 days later he was pulling himself along with his front legs and I was all the time thinking oh my gosh I am going to have a handicapped cat that I am going to have to care for his whole life!!! EEEEK!

Just a few days ago I was sitting with him, patting him, he purred through this whole ordeal you know, it was just amazing the strength of this cat, anyway, he grabbed my hands with his paws and started licking them and he would look at me as if to say, “thank you for not giving up on me” and it really made my heart heavy that only days ago I was contemplating putting him down because his quality of life looked crap!  Fast forward to now which is only 2 weeks later he is walking again, albeit with a bit of a wobble, but he walks around the house, he can jump on the bed again and he has cleaned himself up completely. In the next couple of days I will take him for a walk around the yard so he can get some fresh air, but will bring him back in again. Our dogs that mauled him are in a separate part of the yard which is completely fenced from the cats but for some reason he decided to go into that area that fateful night, he wont again I hope!

The thing that I feel God has taught me through all this is not that cats are tough, but, that prayer works, and healing ALWAYS comes and not as quickly or in whatever form WE think it should. Healing comes with our prayers, but we need to allow our bodies to recover because our bodies are flesh, but the spiritual side of our healing always comes!  He also showed me that LOVE is far greater and more powerful than most of us comprehend. Love is a tool in our arsenal but we are not using it to it’s full potential. God showed me that LOVE has power and its why he commands that the most. Love will heal ALL things and turn bad crap into good!! Oh man the revelations I have had with this cat have been amazing so I think our cat was healed not just to heal him but to also teach me about healing and the way it works. Well that’s what I have gotten from this whole experience.

God is good, and if we could grasp the full depth of this goodness imagine what we could do for mankind!  I know it’s something God wants me digging into more and I am definitely on fire to do so!  I feel like this will touch someone reading this post and I really hope it does, to help others in normal life is why I started this blog!

Be Blessed! x

What’s Your Vision Board Look Like?

I am a pretty basic person therefore my vision board is basic as well. Mostly what I want out of 2017 is to get a deeper knowledge of God, to make a tonne of money so I can help those in need and suffering in particular the aboriginal communities that no one cares about, I would like to get Christian radio into their communities and churches because it’s so important for everyone to have the opportunity to learn about Jesus.  We also want to get back onto the land, it’s where we belong and I believe through Christ we will achieve that this year.

So have a think about it, do up your vision board and put it somewhere you will see it and remind yourself of what your visions are. God put dreams in our hearts for a reason so don’t let the devil rob you of any of them!

Be Blessed! X

Mainstream School – Weighing it Up…

There are many many arguments about how kids should be in school, school is the best place for kids, without school they will never get a job, without school they won’t develop social skills blah blah blah most of which is a load of crap!  This is my take on school, with school they have a high risk of being bullied if they are a little different, with school they are limited in their learning, with school they are following an indoctrinated path which the government sets out before them and we all know how the government care for our well being, with school imagination can be squashed, with school fear and anxiety may develop etc etc. I know I know, most kids do very well at school but for the minority that don’t, school is a pit of hell.

I have 3 school aged grandchildren all of whom have ASD, aspergers and anxiety disorders. Now school has been a very traumatic time for them but their mothers continued to send them until recently.  One of my granddaughters is in prep, which for non aussies is preschool, first term was ok, she went without too much trouble until the last week, other kids have been pushing her around, like literally pushing her and this is including boys. One of the girls takes her stuff and throws it away, and tells her she will get hurt if she dobs, she talks stuff that no little 5 year old should even KNOW let alone talk of. This term has been a nightmare to get her to go, her behavior at home has escalated to really intolerable levels, she has nightmares, is really difficult to get to sleep and sobs inconsolably when its time for drop off. Now this is not just being naughty and not wanting to go to school, this is her being scared of going, this has been addressed with the teachers but nothing gets done, so, my daughter pulled her out of school this week and will homeschool her.  School is NOT worth a childs anxiety, depression and in the end suicide. Children are killing themselves because of bullying and this is not going to happen in our family.

My eldest daughter has 2 ASD kids, one in year one and the other in year 4. Her eldest son in year 4 absolutely hates school and always has, he is in year 4 and still functioning at year 1, he doesn’t put up much fuss about going to school because he knows he has to go, but he is not learning anything, he doesnt have mates so to speak, he never gets invited anywhere and he would rather be home or at my house. He is mid range functioning, can do everything, but is a very slow learning and isn’t a fluent talker. He will learn at his own pace. And then there is his sister, Maddie, the most beautiful child, loving, kind, happy, peaceable child but she has ASD and Aspergers which is making maintstream life very difficult for her.  She is a loner at school, the teachers feel offended when she goes at sits with them and plays with their jewellry, they feel she oversteps boundaries, she sits alone at lunchtime, she needs extra help learning, too much time is needed to teach her anything, well HELLO you are the bloody teachers getting paid to teach her UGH!! I mean she is 6 for goodness sakes, she isn’t touchy feely but she likes conversation about things she finds interesting and for these horrors to say she is offensive because she touches their jewelry is really horrid!! I feel like throat punching that teacher but Jesus keeps telling me NO!!  So to do the right thing my daughter went up to have a meeting with the principal and the principal, who is a mum, was really rude to her also, so my daughter pulled them out then and their!

I guess the point of this post isn’t to berate teachers or the school system, even tho I have a lack of respect for both, (I had my own issues with school with our youngest son who I now homeschool), but the issue here is the kids.  We need to get out of the mainstream thought processes that have been hammered into our heads since we were born and believe the only way a child can get educated or a job, is through school, because it is really wrong!  We need to consider the kids, I mean really consider what is best for them, we need to acknowledge that anxiety is not just a condition for adults but also tiny little children, when we see something odd about our kids behavior we need to watch it not brush it off as bad behavior, not ALL kids are naughty, there could be an underlying issue.  These days life has become so fast paced and selfish, wanting more, gotta have the flash car and house, gotta have the fillet steak and not the mince, all these material possessions are taking away the family values where mum stays home with the kids, makes sure she is there when they leave for school and when they get home, mum is so overburdened that she can’t wait to get the kids back to school the next day, it’s a sad lifestyle we have gotten ourselves into and the collateral damage in all this is the kids.  I gave up a very successful career in real estate, making plenty of money, to stay home with our youngest, he also has anxiety issues and asd but is high functioning, the change in that child since I did that was incredible.  We are broke now in finances but so much richer in the areas that count. God is always with us and he provides for us so we lack no good thing, so not having a tonne of money is not an issue anymore, you learn to live WITHIN your means, but that’s a whole different post lol!

Guys, I just want to get some of you thinking about this, do not listen to family and friends who say the only way a child will have a future is with school, tell that to the parents who have already lost children to suicide because of school yard bullying. If you as a parent see an issue, do something about it, don’t ignore it and hope it will go away because in a lot of cases it won’t. Really listen and watch your kids because you will begin to see the signs if there is a problem. Always be there to listen to them, no amount of money is worth not being there for your kids.

Parenting is hard work these days and I understand a lot of single mums and dads out there have to work to put food on the table and I applaud you guys especially the mums, just don’t be too tired to listen to your kids and remember, always pray, pray without ceasing and God will help you!

Be Blessed and have a great day! X

 

Sad teen sitting on window

Wacky Wednesday!

Well I am a bit late with this post guys as I had a trip to the coast today to take my son to the airport so he can go back to work. He works away as a miner and his fiance works also so the job falls to mum! I don’t mind tho, he’s a good boy and we are a super close family even though we fight at times, we are still always there for each other.

So my daughter is talking to me again which didn’t take long, she just can’t deal with not being able to talk to me or see me everyday which is nice.  I did some serious intercession prayer for the Peace in our family tho because the devil is really having a crack at me through any channel he can, this time it was the kids, its usually finances but I have learnt to ignore that worry by always saying “My God shall supply all my need according to his riches in Christ Jesus” Phill 4:19 and that works wonders. This time I used a prayer from a prayer book that I use every day, I am not that fluent with words so need help and these prayer books are awesome!  This prayer worked very well which is no surprise, God’s word does not return to him void but it accomplishes what it set out to do!  Say this prayer when you feel strife in your family and it will surely work for you too!  It’s our job to guard our family, stand in the gap, fight for it and above all have authority over it and nothing not of God can come near it!

Peace in the Family

Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank you that You have poured Your Spirit upon our family from on high. Our wilderness has become a fruitful field and we value our fruitful field as a forest. Justice dwells in our wilderness, and righteousness abides in our fruitful field. The effect of righteousness is peace (internal and external), and the result of righteousness quietness and confident trust forever.

Our family dwells in a peaceable habitation, in safe dwellings and in quiet resting places. And there is stability in our times, abundance of salvation, wisdom and knowledge. There reverent fear and worship of the Lord is our treasure and Yours.

O Lord, be gracious to us; we have waited (expectantly) for You. Be the arm of Your servants – our strength and defense – every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.

Father, we thank You for our peace, our safety and our welfare this day. Hallelujah!

Taken from Prayers That Avail Much – Special Edition.