After all, it was decided I wasn’t required to transport the visiting Texans to the airport at 4am to catch the first plane on their flight home. Instead of that two hour round trip, I was safely tucked in bed dreaming of cups of tea under a gumtree somewhere. Then the phone rang at 4:45am. Help! Passports had been left behind. They had fallen down and weren’t visible when packing. My daughter-in-law asked if we, meaning I, could go and mind the sleeping children (lucky ones) while she raced away with the important material.
Needless to say it worked out okay with only about ten minutes to spare! Now they are back in Texas with many stories to tell of God’s grace tasted during their two weeks here with us. Will they confess to disturbing my peaceful sleep and not finishing my ‘cup of tea’ in my dreams?
Life is like that. Just when you think everything is together, comfortable, sorted out, well planned and offering time for ‘tea’ something seems to unsettle it. When that happens more than the blood pressure can shoot up! We are silly people are we not? If we have committed our way to the Lord, He at least knows what is going to happen to unsettle us. Getting on in years has its benefits. For I’ve learnt by experience and God’s Word that He has provided for us in our unseen, unwanted and unsettled times.
What causes us to miss seeing and seizing His provision? Panic! That’s why God wants to breathe deeply into us His peace and clear our minds of anxiety by reminding us He has it under control. I might have missed some sleep, as did Rachelle, but they didn’t miss their plane. Isn’t it great when God invests in you His trust to be the answer to someone else’s need..
So, when you think it is safe…!
Ray, sleepless in Beauty Point? Oh no! Another blog post to write!
I am a multi-published, Australian romance author. Check out my Latest News page for updates about my books, current projects and speaking appointments.
As well as a few medical romances published by Harlequin Mills and Boon, I have contemporary and historical Christian romances from Barbour Publishing in America. My single title Baragula series were published by Ark House Press in Sydney. All my Barbour novels have been out of print for some years but available again as e-books. All three Baragula books are also out of print and will be released also as e-books. I still have a few print copies left to sell. See the Contact page on my website for details.
I enjoy being a member of writers' organisations, including my local Society Women Writers Tasmania, Romance Writers of Australia, Omega Writers Inc, and American Christian Fiction Writers.
I am available to speak and share about writing novels, my own writing journey and faith in our incredible God.
Watch out for my next projects: Delayed Dreams, a spin off from my Damaged Dreams Heartsong Presents book, and my next single title, Her Outback Cowboy.
Currently out of print but available still from author
Book One in 31 Day devotional series
The first of the 31 Day series. 5th one hopefully late in 2013.
Book Two in 31 Day Devotional series
Released from Even Before Publishing. Available from good Christian book stores and also as eBooks
Book Three in 31 Day Devotional Series
As well as from Christian bookshops, signed copies of all our books are availble direct from us. See our website and please email us for details. Ray's 31 Day Devotional books and Justice at Baragula are also available as E-books from Koorong and Word Australia bookshops and please check for Kindle..