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This is a section for who I support financially, where I have attended churches and where I currently express a religious faith for or when I have family history to mention. Or if there are any concerns or reasons as to say what, where or why I believe, with extracts from the daily news when relevant to this Segment.

Church and Mission News

I was brought up in Gymea Baptist Church for the best part of my first 35 years. In 1999 2000 I attended Cairns (Jan 99) Darwin ( Feb March 99) and Hobart Baptist Churches and at The Holy Trinity and St Davids in Hobart (April 99 to April 2000). I also attended churches in Anson Street Orange for 6 months Baptist, Anglican and Uniting (June 2000 to Jan 2001). Then I was attending morning services at Yagoona Baptist and afternoon and evening sevices at Wesley Mission 220 Pitt St Sydney from Jan 2001 to Jan 2011. I also attended Hillsong church at Bella Vista on a Saturday night for 5 years Jan 2006 to end 2010. I have attended The Bible Church in Condell Park for two years and three years at Chester Hill Anglican Church 2014 to 2016. I also attended St Andrews Cathedral 2012 to 2013 for over a year and I have attended Bible Studies there during the week for eighteen years and Bible Studies at St Matthews, Manly for nine years. I have attended Wahroonga, Seventh Day Adventist on a Saturday for two years 2016 & 17. Then I was back attending Gymea Baptist Church again for three years with 2 years at Gymea Anglican as well. Then in June 2019 I went to Epping Baptist Church for 3 months with a couple of times to Sydney Pentacostals in Campsie and now I am starting at Burwood Presbyterian Oct 2019.

Missions that I support are, World Vision on the 1st of each month, Baptist World Aid 7th, Anglicare and The Bible Society, both on the 16th. All $20 each a month. Other Mission Organisations I support occasionally are Every Home For Christ, Christian Blind Mission, Hope 103.5 FM Radio station, SIM, Australian Christian Lobby, Christian Voice, Mount Moriah, Family Voice, NSW Reformers, Christian Democratic Party, Australian Family Coalition and Right For Life Organistation.

Family

I have one brother now by my adopted family, one deceased and two sisters in my adopted family. My brother who was 50 Wayne John McAllister, had a heart attack in Bangalore India on a business trip, he was born on 6th of August 1964 to March 5th 2015, he lived in America for the last ten years of his life, he was the forth in the family, his wife and three children remain. My youngest brother is in realestate and lives in The Sutherland Shire, he is married with four boys. My sisters are second and third in the family, my third down the line sister lives with her husband in The Blue Mountains, all three of her children have moved out of home, one married 2019. My other and second oldest sister, I am the oldest of the five, lives also in The Sutherland Shire with her husband and one son, still at home. I have a sister in the Port McQuarrie area who is my half sister by our father Raymond DeCussack deceased March 1994 born 1915 aged 78, we have different mothers. One younger brother by a few years and my older sister by a few years in Brisbane Queensland have different fathers to me by my mother Joan Emily Brabbin/Clacher now deceased 2017 87 years of age born Oct 15 1929.I am not mentioning the names of the living family for their privacy and protection.

Generational Family Deceased Information - As Of Oct 2019

I am now looking forward to a new church in the area where my mother grew up, but her grandfather, my greatgrandfather who owned quarries in Minnamurra lived there and he was quite rich, supporting 11 children which my nanna was one of them and he gave my grandmother money to buy a house in Revenna Street Strathfield after mum and her brother with nanna had traveled from boarding house and public accomodation for years when my grandfather Tait (he was a builder) left them three years after marrying my grandmother at a very early age for my mother and when they got the house it was quite a treat for them with some BHP and Myer shares thrown in with the bargain. My greatgrandfather is buried in Rookwood cemetary he was 85 in 1945 I think, I have been there with my cousin who goes by the same name as my great grandfather, Robert Trevethan to clean up the grave and that is where I got my middle name from.My great grandmothers name was Milber Jane Trevethan and she died on 2/9/1938 aged 71 and was therefore born around 1867.His family went to Burwood Presbyterian Church. Their daughter, Nannas sister, Aunty Olive,lived in Chatswood before she passed on and her only son John Goldsmith died only a few years back as well who lived in Chatswood. Mum, Mavis Audrey Tait/McAllister and her brother Ken Tait 76 years of age died 2004, mum 75 years of age in June 12th 2005, born 3rd August 1929. Other great uncle brothers names were Victor, Walter Trevethans and great aunty Beatrice Trevethan, had Aunty Pat Lane (who married Ray Lane), lived in Sylvania for many years is now in aged care facilities out near Richmond somewhere with another cousin looking after her in that area, his mother Fay died only a few years ago and Faye and Pat were sisters, I still also have three cousins from Ken and Lorna Tait also deceased now. On the South Coast and in Brisbane. So I am looking forward to chasing up some family rootes perhaps, my Grandfather had a big house on The Hume Highway in Burwood / Croyden opposite The Appian Way which I would like to own one day. While there is still some heritage left of my family I must pursue there tracks. There is also another Church I would like to go to where I think my greatgrandfather went when he was younger and that is the Scots Presbyterian Church near Wynyard Station and I have not ruled that one out yet, I have been meaning to go there for years, but never really had a look in, I attended a lunch time service there once in a side chapel. I have books on The Forgotton Monarchy of Scotland, about Mary Queen of Scots and also Kings Of The North. Dad, John Roy McAllister came from Melbourne in the Hampton area and went to Melbourne University and there is some family down there as well, Aunty Clare and cousin Marion from dads brother Caren McAllister in Nidrie, Bruce my other cousin lives in Adelaide now from that family. Another book on Medieval Europe but won't go back that far yet, I have Scotish French and German ancesters from my adopted side of the family. Darel is a French name, Robert, German and McAllister, Scottish. My sister in Port MacQuarrie has compiled 20 books on family history and ancestoral information and so I would like to go through those as well. I know that my real father goes back to Cussacks who fought off Attilla The Hunn in 400 AD in The Pirranees Mountains in France, where the Cussacks there were princes in Fort Medoc and gave him a bottle of vintange champagne when he visited them in the nineteen eighties. He gave me a badge from there.

A Childhood Prayer Poem

Gentle Jesus meek and mild,

Look upon this humble child;

I am weak and you are strong,

Help me to do not any wrong.

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I want to start each day off right,

Watched by heaven's God and sight;

How deep your love for me it seems,

For your in my heart and in my dreams.

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As I awake from bed each day,

Help and guide me, lest I stray.

To love you more, in this I pray,

That I will keep the faith and stay;

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Keep me safe in perfect peace,

And in your love to never cease.

That I may abide and live with thee,

Humbly bowed on gentle knee;

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Help me live my life for long,

As in your arms I do belong;

May I wake and stay each day,

In your loving care I pray.

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For me to start the day right.

Darel Aged 11 1st Form High School

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Extracts from Daily news For Faith News

6/7/2016 - 5.00 am News

Morality and Truth Psychology

It is true that that there is a moral to every story and even life has its moral ends. Do the right thing and you get a tick and do the wrong thing and you get a cross. Kids at school are marked right or wrong by what they write and whether they learn the right thing and remember it or not. Even all the fairy stories have a moral end. Snow White gets the Prince, Sleeping Beauty gets the prince and Cinderella gets the prince and they all live happily ever after in the castle, because they suffered for the worng and were rewarded with the good or right. It is confusing in a world of mind altering drugs where alcohol and maraquana or other harmful thought changing drugs corrupt the thinking into thinking that something that is right is wrong and visa versa. Clear thinking and straight thinking behavioural patterns of good and healthy food, clean water to drink and a chance at an intelligent education are the basic necessities of life. Health is or at least should be our maintstream priority in life. People that do the right thing and uphold the law should and do live longer. So there is a moral reward or outcome to life, morality meaning is just that, the moral to every story is that we are judged by our words and deeds and the one that appears to be right and lives the longest is the one to follow. Money is just a tool or a vehicle to help you meet your goals of travelling the road of life and staying alive to tell others about it. We should all have a place to live or call home and that is the basic right of everybody. The world is a big place and there are plenty of places to live and people will help if you don't have a place of your own. if you work hard and get a morgage, you can own your own home unit or house as well. I am trying to do that very thing by my work on this website. So the basic rights to life stem from moralistic living, morality is indeed the key to everything and like time has a way of finding ut the truth, time heals all ills and we can all eb sure that in time our sins will find us out and we will be judged by God or other people for what we have done and said. The Bible says that we are all accountable to God and that is determined by what we do and how we spend our time here on earth. That is the Biblical moral story and picture. We can be sure that The Righteousness of God will win in the end and we must do our own individual part to see that we win the prize and goal of life in the end to. The victory is not in death but in moral living. Be sure that you see the clear and true picture of what morality is about, it is about doing the right thing and seeing that others try to do the right thing and follow moral rules and patterns as well. It is not about the hard task master who lays down the law, rules and laws are meant to protect us and keep us safe and see that we do find our treasure in longetivity and enough for all our lives. God is in the end the cheif figure head who knows what is right and where he has been and what we can and can't do and this is represented in most countries constitutional laws which are designed to look after us and see we are safe and protected. When countires lose this moral agenda they go down hill and are confused and don't know what they are doing. This is a schizophrenic state and we must keep to traditional values and goals. Homosexual marriage is a complete abomonation and must always be ruled out. Casual sex, while we are young and stupid is still an evil sin and we should all try and avoid it, but many don't. Alcohol, I am sorry to be the party pooper, yes I tried it, but in the end it makes you ill and gives you confused thinking, that is why I have to write. If no one did the wrong thing, everyone would be happy all the time but as you know there would not be much fun, so we experiment and we get hurt and pay the consequences in pain and suffering, stress, worry and anxitety which leads to gross depression. If we did the right thing all the time we would always be happy, Right, Tick, Do you get my drift? Treasures in heaven are the fruit of doing the right thing, persevereing, sustaining moral views and outlooks and being tollerant and persistent to uphold truth and values in the moralistic pursuit of life. I hope that you understand what I am saying and that you might see the light at the end of the tunel as I did. It is a long and hard road to correct the wrongs we have suffered with and pay for the good times that we have enjoyed, but it is worth it if we weach the prize and goal of eternal life which starts right here on earth and goes forvever or as long as you are doing the right thing (Heaven and Hell are real). Have a good day and more later and I will be back with more later in this passionate quest for truth and morality. Darel.

3.00 pm News:-This is just a bit more to say on the pyschology or truth and morality.

Understanding people, What Psychology is about Right! This is a test of behaviour to see if we are conforming to Societal Norms or do we buck the system and do our own thing. If the right thing is normal, Do You DoubtIt? Then The Wrong Thing Must be Abnormal. Some [people would say that it is the other way around. But I will put my faith in the god in people and not the bad in that there are a lot of very nice maintained houses and gardens out there and they must care about doing the right thing, Yes? Generally people are clean and tidy and I will give the benefit iof the doubt on that one, some are messy and untidy and they are the ones not right. When there is work to be done and it can be done and is done, this is good and leads to motality. When our places are a pig styand we sit down and watch TV, then this leads to immorality. Pschological behaviour is typified in these simple examples of cleanliness and organisation. In laziness and dilligent work efforts and sure we are free to do what we want, but within the laws requirements of meetings needs and paying prices where costs are always being maintained and require payments. The Bible says that if you don't work, then you don't eat. If you have money in the bank you are still entitled to do that, but what when the money runs out and you have no job. Do you get a handout if you are unable to work or do you then have to go out andd find a job. These are the basic levels of objection that I will be looking at in my new books. It is ofcource not right to be too judgemental, but we can't turn a blind eye or be blinded by the facts others choose to apparently completely ignore. If you see something wrong, yes say something as you are really doing the other person a service in rebuking them. Darel.

4.30 pm Good Evening and Good Knight News

Good evening and good knight and I hope that you enjoyed your day as much as I did mine. I am still consolidating on my morality ideas. I have read The Love, Peace and War (Liberty) Book and I also a bit of More. The thing is that we can't become regementally legalistic about morality. It is a thing that comes form the heart. Like to judge between War and Peace, Love and Hate, Money and Time, we are going to be discriminative, It is wrong to be racist and it is also wrong to kill in war and put it off as a moralistic reason in justifying that someone did something wrong and the law says don't kill but evil people kill innocent people. It simply can't be justified moralistically, but must be dealt with indiscriminately and justly. We can not assume that something is right when it is wrong and we must make a stance to change what is wrong in order to try and make it right. This is moralistic law when we take the ownus upon ourselves to do the right thing and to see that other things are right as well. My point may seem to be drifting away from the sacrficial substantiation of Jesus and The Cross, where He died for our sins and even in me trying to explain morality from a pyschological point of view takes away some of the central focus and effectiveness of Christ OnThe Cross, but I must commit to do some work of some kind and this is as relevant to me now as Christ was on the cross 2,000 years ago and God still has the reigns in heaven overseeing when I slip into my own importance and like everyone else trying to live moralistic lives, we all can't seem to live up to the perfection of Christ On The Cross and God as King. Perhaps my moral question has gone too far and I should give up on it now, but still the question arises that there should be some intrinsic reward for all our self sacrifices and devoting ourselves to Gods holy cause of being loyal to Him. I don't know if it were totally up to me I would give the whole game away, but still I have to try and accept that I can't do everything on my own, but God is there to help with the too difficults and what may seem human impossibilities and after all it is really God's moralistic holy cause as we are all still accountable to Him as I said earlier on, we are serving Him and trying to win the cause of battle against wrong doing and he is there to oversee and help as I have also said before. God willing this will continue or otherwise God will have a higher cause and desire to lead me elsewhere, but for now while I can I will try and engage and battle on with my new moralistic psychological cause, as if for no other reason but it gives me something to write about. That will bring out many different and varied areas for discussion as I continue to engage in dialogue in this direction. Stay with me and you can be moralistic encouragement to me to give me confidence to take up the challenge and continue in this direction. God Bless and Good Knight. Darel.

21/11/2017 - 6.00 pm Good Evening and Good Knight News

6.00 pm Good Evening and Good Knight News

Good evening and good knight and I hope that you enjoyed your day as much as i did mine. I have finished reading Job this afternoon and had quite and enjoyable time doing it. The God of peace is blessing me for my tithe at $140 or near abouts and that is still 15% of my income. Mark at Gymea said we should even consider 30% which is what I gave of my $10000, but God really only asks for 10% and if we can all or any acheive that then we are doing very well and exactly what God has asked. The trouble is too few amount of people even give 1% in their lifetime and most end up dieing and leaving it to someone else without even condsidering God. The fact is that only about 5% - 10% in the first place that even go to church. Some have tried it and did not keep up going. Some have died and gone to live with The Lord in heaven forever, the faithful few. Others don't even want to try or care about it at all, the 90%. If 60% voted for the gay marriage vote and that leaves 40% Christian or indifferent, because you can't be Christian and gay, The Bible does not allow it and speaks very clearly against it. That really means that about 90% of the people are grey in their beliefs, worshiping the allmighty dollar and money in the bank, we all know that can be short lived. I guess about 20% would say that they were Christian or Catholic, maybe 40% in other worldwide religions. If Chrisians don't go to church then they don't really know what a Christain is. Keith Green said going to church does not make you a Christian either, but believing In Jesus as your saviour, which is right, but if we are Christain then we should have enough love for God to go to church and honour Him with our finances and worship him in His holy residence. Some would say that God does not living churches either and even the highest heavens cannot contain Him, a big tick again, but the love of fellowshipping with other Christains and the right relationship with God is given to us and directed to us by His faithful ministers who aim to keep us all on the straight and narrow or at least that is what they should be doing and us trying to follow. Then to others would say that reading your Bible makes you a Christain to, but all these things go together, hand in hand to help us lead and live a better and healthier life. God could call any of us at any time home to be with Him but if we listen to his words and are faithful stewards in the douing, then he will bless us with long life as well. At least that is how I think it works, Who knows the mind of God, The Mind of Christ is given to us if we are faithful believers and trust in Him. There is so much more to life than death and my goal of the happy family and suburban house with enough to live on forever (or long enough for that matter) is the long term goal for me and also should be for Gods Family in The Kingdom of God untill we reach The KIngdom Of Heaven and live with Christ eternally in peace. There is still a lot of choices to be made in the process and the meantime, but that is how you enjoy life and God holds the key to that as well if we are wise and will let Him. That will do for today. Good Knight and God Bless. Darel.

22/11/2017 - 9.00 am Good Morning News

Good morning again today. I am now up to Psalm 72. I have also given nearly $3,500 since receiving my $10,000 and I have nearly or around about earnt $1,000,000 in my lifetime now. I have given God nearly $40,000 now through tithes and gifts by giving nearly $7,000 this year, not counting the nearly $6000 I have spent on my website. I have spent $30,000 on my website and I am now aiming for that glorious 10% in total earnings to be given to God through work efforts, tithes and gifts. That is $70,000 in my efforts for God and I need to give another $30,000 over the next ten years or so. Then when I am up to date, I can maintain it and hopefully get ahead with higher earnings by giving above 10% to earn more than ten times my giving. If I win big in the mean time then I will catch up again quickly with my giving to stay ahead of 10% in my lifetime. I am currently at 7% in giving with my finances at the moment that means within my lifetime. The thing is that if we put God first with our money and work and everything for that matter, we will be happier, healthier and more financially capable. I gave abvoe 10 % at around 15% for most of the year and God gave me the $10,000 which is 50% extra on my earnings as I gave 50% more than I was asked to or required by tithing law. I am looking forward now to next year when I plan to give up to $200 a fortnight in church $120 and missions $80 and I still have about another $3000 to spend on my website till I am completely up to date by my calculations. With carefull budgeting and putting my faith in God I am sure that he will help me to be able to manage my finances to do all of this along with food, petrol and regular bills. That will be 20% - 30% of my income in tithing and website work will help me hurry up and get the extra 10% as well as my lifetime 10% to God in giving of my time and finances, Giving time to God gives us more time for our lives as well. More Later. Darel.

1/03/2018

1.30 pm Good Afternoon News

I have an idea with a new school of thought and thinking in pyschology, with the ethical morality point of view. It seems to me that people have made psychology an excuse to get away with nearly anything they want. Psychology was first intended to be away of understanding people. Then to explore the ways that you can use those skills to help people and not exploit them. That is my lead in an introduction into King of Paradise where the vunerable, ie people with a disability are actually helped my people understanding their position and are paid to contribute to the positive good out of the situation with the aid and assistance of physical and mental help, of course money is required but Government and church systems have been set up for that very reason for many decades. We will be exploring and explaing the ways and means that morality and ethics can be used to help people in less fortunate situations than well and good able people, who have learnt the trick of being healthy and well and are able to apply their skills in aid and assitance. The thing is that we were created to be people and not animals and our intellect and intelligence must relfect our superior state and position in life and its cycles and control heirarchy of the food chain to dominate and lead in our highly advanced minds and brains for the betterment and good of all others. More later. Darel.

11/11/2018

3.00 pm Good Afternoon News

Good afternoon again today. Now I have a heavenly father and both my fathers are with Him, God in heaven. When I gave my life to God, Jesus came and took my sins away, now He leads and intercedes with God His father who is in heaven, reigning there eternally with Him. God is a God of love and not hatred, all those bitter things like hate and jealousy, anger all got carried away on the cross. A lot of people died during the war but Jesus was right there fighting for them to win their hearts and souls into the kingdom of God. I know my father loves me just like he did when I was growing up, food on the table, clothes to wear, a good education and all the nice things that you need for a healthy child growing up. Tennis lessons, piano lessons and swimming lessons. Everything you need to know in how to do life when you are older. I thank my parents for aal the love and care and attention that they gave me and my brothers and sisters. Life would be a very different thing today if I was not taught properly on how to act, conduct my behaviour and live with other people if it wasn't for my great upbringing. We Australians can thank our lucky stars that we have a great country to live in and that we are well educated and looked after by a great government. This is indeed the lucky country but it did come at a price of all the fallen comrads who fought to make what our lives are today. We owe them our very lives now, all the good things of life, but as I say, what a price. I hope that we have all learnt from those mistakes and that we can live at peace with one another now, Peace is the prize we are all seeking not big fat bank accounts that a lot of people want, that comes from corruption and greed. be happy, learn to be content and settle for being happy instead of having everything else that you don't need. One day at a time is enough for anyone to mange with the money they have got. No one needs financial security of 10 years money in the bank. Our week to week pay is enough for us all if we will only learn to live on that and earn our keep. More Later. Darel.

24/12/2019 Christmas News

4.00 pm Good Evening and Good Knight News

Good evening and good knight and I hope that you enjoyed your day as much as I did mine. I have a couple thoughts as I sign off for tonight. Yesterday, on the 23rd of December 1987, 32 years ago my father Roy McAllister died from AIDs through a blood transfusion for his haemophilia, he was 64, born 23/11/1923. Today is my nephews birthday, my brothers son, he had his appendix out on this day last year, he is about 16, I can't remember exactly. The oldest of my brothers four boys, I am the Godfather to the third boy. This is the forth Christmas without my other brother Wayne, who passed away on the 3/5/2015, aged 50, he was born on the 6/8/1964, he would have been 55 now. My sister gave me a calender of out 2015 Christmas of all the family without Wayne, mum and day, sad really, it can get very lonely when you live on your own and you need all the family that you can get. Mum Mavis McAllister, born 3/8/1929 died on the 12/6/2005 ten years before my brother, my real mother Joan Brabin died on the in Nov 2017, she was born 15/10/1929. My real father died in March 1994, he was born 8/11/1915 he would be 104 now. I also had another sister who died about 10 years ago Gaylie, DeCussack she was 55 then. The same age as Charles Hadden Spurgeon. My other family still alive and doing well, two adopted sisters, one half sister, who was Galies half sister to but we all had different mothers and the same father. My real mother also had another sister and brother to different fathers to me. Well after all that it is Christmas Eve and it will be Santa coming down the chimney for all those children who have been good this year, well not exactly really, all kids get a present but some get more than others. It is Christmas day tomorrow and I will be going to church in the morning and then up to my sisters place in The Mountains for Christmas Dinner. Really the true meaning of Christmas is that Christ was born in Bethlehem on this day 2020 years ago, he was called wondeful saviour, mighty God and prince of peace, he was to die 33.33 years later for everyone born on earth's sin on a cross calvary to save you and me from condemnation in our own ways of sin and terror and to lead the world in a Godly and righteous way and mannner. It can get really lonely living on your own, at least I have my two budgies to keep me company when I am not out doing chores for neighbours. So it is good to spend some quality time at Christmas with family and loved ones. That will do for today, I have just listened to some music this afternoon. I hope you all have a wondeful Christmas tomorrow and that you can celebrate Christ's birth to and and spend some quality time with family as well. Merry Christamas one and all. Good Knight and God Bless. Darel.

17/01/2020

7.30 am Good Morning News

Good morning and welcome to my day. Good to be back on board with you again now. I am having lunch with my two sisters today and I will giive the budgies to one of them to look after for a few weeks break, they are a lot of work and my sister has a bit more time than I do for them at the moment thankyou very much to her. That was also till I get back from my other sisters place in February who is my half sister from my real fathers side. The other two sisters I grew up with and have know all my life. I am one year older that one and two years older than the other. The second sister is minding the budgies. Also I got an e-mail from a couson of mine whose brothers wife, Elisabeth died aged 73. She married into my real mothers side, her sister childrens family. Most of you might have read by now that I was adopted at birth and I traced my real parents in 1993/4 when I met my two half sisters on my fathers side, the older one now deceased. Then when my real father died in 1994 March and then I traced my real mother, now deceased 2017-87 years of age. I had another half brother and half sister who lived in Brisbane with my real mother who I have lost contact with, my mother told me in 2003 not to come back any more and so I respected her wishes and did not, she did not want me to get any inheritance, as I say I respected her wishes. My sister got the house, as she had a young daugther to look after, my brother is still living there as far as I know. Now for a bit of news from what I did in hospital. I slept in Emergency on Saturday night, before they transfered me to Campbelltown the next day as there was no beds available in Banks House, a large pysche ward. Campbelltown was a small concentrated care unit of six beds, with two interview rooms which they could turn into beds for the night, I got one of those. I read a hundred and thirty pages of a book called When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman and the swearing started so I stopped reading that. Then another book seventy two pages Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, same thing, started swearing in type, so I stopped reading that. Then a short story The Dark Horse by Rumor Godden in a Readers Digest book 102 pages which I will list as a book read in that news section. I also got up to Joshua 6 in a Small Printed Word King James thinline Bible that they had there, which I will try and buy a copy of to read right through and finish from Koorong.Then the third day I did two jigsaw puzzles, one 60 piece of a childrens world map and the secon a 100 piece puzzle of a kitten. About all that I could manage there, 500 and 1000 piece puzzles are a bit hard for me, you to I surpose.Then they took me back to Bankstown into The Banks House Ward, where I had a private room. At Bankstown I read three and a half National Geographics on Medieval, European and British History, Ancient Civilizations, half, I forget the third one, same type of thing right though. Very happy with the care and attention at both hospitals, of cource you have to follow rules and guidelines but the care was very important which I emphasize now. Lats time I was in Hospital in 2005 I was there for a long time or so it seemed, two to three months I think and suffered severe bordom and a bit of harsh treatment. This time was good compared to that as I had not gone off my nedication, which they respected I think. Done one load of washing, scond now. Good to get the wet weather for a few days now, have a good day and more later. Darel.

Here are their top 15 parenting tips for young or prospective families…

1. Ask God how to raise your child. Judges 13:8 says, “Oh Lord, please teach us what to do with the child that will be born.” This is the prayer my parents prayed before each of us were born, to ask God how to rear each child. They emphasise the fact that the prayer says “us.”

Your marriage relationship needs to be right because you must be one in the task of parenting. It is a joint effort and agreement is essential on intention, purpose, goal, and important aspects of raising children. But although the goal is joint, the roles of father and mother are different. Fathers do things mothers cannot do, and mothers do things that fathers cannot do. Children need both.

2. The father must be the source of love in the family, as he loves his children’s mother. The mother is the supply of love in the family. She disseminates it to the family circle and wins the hearts of the children.

3. Fathers take responsibility for your family. Ephesians 6:4 says, “Fathers bring your children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” It is the father who receives this responsibility, which includes enabling the mother to do what he cannot do. The backbone of the family is Dad. Too many fathers simply won’t be what they ought to be. Sometimes mothers won’t let them, but more often it is the former. Provide strength, authority, stability, and direction in your family.

4. Understand that God gave you your children. He entrusted them to you to guard them and guide them and bring them up for Him. Psalm 127:3 says “Children are a heritage from the Lord.” It’s important not to think so much that they are your creation, but that they are His creation; and not that they belong to you, but they belong to Him. When our children asked, “Where did I come from?” we answered, “From the heart of God.” On the Day of Judgement, God is far more likely to ask you what you have done with your child than to find out how successful, important, or powerful you were.

5. Establish the authority of Scripture in the whole of family life. Always ask, “What does God say?” and make that the clear standard. Decision making is never ultimately about peers, psychology, expectations of others, or the will of a child. It is always ultimately “God said.” To establish what is right, and the importance of always doing what is right, is vital.

6. Pray together every day for guidance and patience, wisdom and understanding in your parenting. Listen to each other’s prayers. Only One has the answer to all of your problems and that is God.

7. Model godly character. You cannot expect your child to become what you are not, or behave according to what you lack. They read you long before they listen to you. They remember what you were long after what you have said is forgotten.

8. Never make idle threats. Keep your word absolutely and always follow through.

9. Never argue with your child.

10. Pray every day for and with your child.

11. Be a whole family. It shouldn't be a matter of dad living his life, kids living their life, mum having her life. Primarily, your life is your family life.

12. All forms of evil and wrongdoing must not be overlooked. Whether swearing, stealing, lying, temper, wilful damage, etc. Discipline must invariably follow. The Bible speaks of a rod of discipline—not to speak of beating—but to make it clear that correction is an essential part of being a parent. Distinguish between wrongdoing with motive and genuine mistakes. Wrongdoing demands correction; mistakes demand patience, especially when the child is young, lest you demoralise them.

13. Avoid peer pressure from or with other mums. Stick with your own God-given convictions and be unashamed to do so. If anything, pressures have increased in recent times, due to social media, mums' groups, and the like.

14. Communication with your child is important.

15. Do not put your baby into day care if there is any possible way not to. No one will ever love your child like you do, and it has been given to you to rear and to love as only a mother can. Childhood is short—don’t miss out on it. You will spend the rest of your life reaping the rewards and the child God gave you, you will give back to Him.

PLANS FOR HOLIDAYS AND TRIP

2020

Two Trips a year up to Mid North Coast,   

Done one to Queensland Inverell, Dalby, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay - Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

Again September - October. Sisters place Port Macquarrie, Kempsey, may be as far as Brunswick Heads.

Then Between 2021/2025

New Zealand -Auckland, Bay Of Islands, Wiaheke Island, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Hamilton, Chirstchurch, Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound and other Sound there, then Dunedin, Invacargo, Bluff and home.

Sometime Between 2025 - 2035 Possible Sugestions or PLANS if money allows, possible, one, two or three trips.

I want to do one more around the world trip on my own unless I get married first which would be more favourable. Flying to China, Shang Hai, India New Delhi for the Taj Mahal, Dubai, Holy Land Tour Jerusalem, Cairo etc. London and then train to Paris a few days, Brussels, Heidelburg, Berlin, Hamburg, Geneve. St. Petersburg, Moscow, Copenhagen, Scandinavia for Norway, Sweden, Finland and a bit more of Ireland, Scotland, English Lakes District Etc. Miami, Carribean Cruise. Then This Time, Rocky Mountain Train from Toronto or Montreal to Vancouver,Trafalgar Rocky MountainTour and Alaskan Cruise, Anchorage, Hawaii, Tahiti and home. Praying God will supply the money. God Knows. Thanks Darel.