RUNNING ON EMPTY – LEARNING TO LEAN ON GOD’S HELP

Have you ever ran out of gas when driving? You were driving down the road just fine, and then all of the sudden, your car doesn't want to go anymore. It sputters, slows down, and finally rolls to a stop. You realize, you're not going any farther. You've run out of gas.
 

PAIN – Why do we feel it and how do we manage it?

Pain is all about protection – we usually experience it as a result of an injury, and its function is mostly to protect our bodies from further damage and allow for healing to occur.
 

EVERYTHING YOU DO, O GOD, IS HOLY. NO GOD IS AS GREAT AS YOU.

EVERYTHING YOU DO, O GOD, IS HOLY. NO GOD IS AS GREAT AS YOU. YOU ARE THE GOD WHO WORKS MIRACLES; YOU SHOWED YOUR MIGHT AMONG THE NATIONS.
PSALM 77 : 13 - 14
 

Another day in the Life of a Game Ranger : 04 March 2017

Saturday was another hot and humid day that eventually broke with some very isolated showers, dropping 5mm of rain on the areas surrounding the lodge – not great, but better than nothing! As far as the game drives went, I was only out in the morning and it was a pretty hot one too! We could hear lions roaring to the north of the lodge, but almost certainly on Ingwelala, but as we were in need of lions, we headed up along our access to see if they possibly were just on our side. We saw a herd of wildebeest and impala on Ingwelala airstrip. I then decided to head along the Argyle Rd back to our western boundary, but it was a quiet trip with only impala and kudu being ticked off before we cut back into our concession and carried on in search of signs of lions, zebras, and leopards in trees – the three things I had promised my guests last night! Luckily, much further south two of the three promises were waiting to be fulfilled, but I decided to take my time in the north and we enjoyed impala, giraffe, kudu and the first fulfilled promise – zebras! It was a nice grouping of 20-odd, and after time with them, we carried on south. Along the way there were more impala, a lone elephant bull, but not a great deal else; we eventually arrived in the south, and after seeing a nice male kudu, went to go and see the lovely Nthombi female leopard who was left resting up a marula tree near her impala kill; luckily we arrived to find that she was still quite happily content with her spot and resting up the tree. With two promises fulfilled, and only lions remaining, I had to make use of the guides luck further south after they had found the three Ross lions in the Machaton Riverbed, and I slowly meandered in that direction. In the south, the animals that were avoiding the area the last few weeks were back in force, and we saw several herds of impalas, zebra and giraffe, kudu and the lions – they were still a bit active but came to rest in the open sand of the Machaton Riverbed, and we enjoyed a good view before having to make our way back north. Along the way, we saw loads and loads of zebras on the southern open areas – as well as giraffe, buffalo and a distant herd of elephants. As we headed north it got a bit quieter, but that might also have been due to the rising mercury! Regardless, it was a lovely last drive to end on, and left me feeling better about the fact that not all of our animals had disappeared – they have just moved south!
I am only back on drive on Tuesday afternoon, so will resume my blogging then. Until then, have a good one!
 

In the Waiting Room with God: Devotion

For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him! —Isaiah 64:4 (NLT)
 

The role of dentists

In today's day and age with all the technological advancements happening on a daily basis and medical breakthroughs constantly astounding our imaginations. Dentistry is no different and is no longer the stereotypical filling, extraction, root canal therapy only. Dentistry has made its own advancements and followed in new trends due to the newest and latest social and Hollywood trends and its advancement with today's fast changing world.
 

How to get a career you'll love!

I was born on the small island of Jamaica three years before the world's fastest man Usain Bolt sprinted onto the earth. My childhood was a bit different from most American kids. I wasn't told any stories about Santa Claus and if I were, I wouldn't have believed it because we had no chimneys. I was also forced to eat vegetables for breakfast, which according to cable TV was the opposite for American kids, who ate Pop Tarts and Eggos. But despite the differences I had a lot in common with Americans.
 

YOUR WORD IS A LAMP TO GUIDE ME AND A LIGHT FOR MY PATH.

YOUR WORD IS A LAMP TO GUIDE ME AND A LIGHT FOR MY PATH. I WILL KEEP MY SOLEMN PROMISE TO OBEY YOUR JUST INSTRUCTIONS.
PSALM 119 : 105 - 106
 

Another day in the Life of a Game Ranger

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Causes of cataracts

Cataract is the leading cause of reversible visual impairment in the world. It is the loss of clarity of the human lens, which is situated behind the pupil. The cataract affects the movement of light into the eye resulting in impaired vision.
 

Practical Ways To Be Happy

DEBORAH SPOONER
 

IN GODS COMFORTING ARMS

"I would not forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. . . ." —Isaiah 49:15–16 (NLT)
 
BUT AS FOR ME, I WILL PRAY TO YOU, LORD; ANSWER ME, GOD, AT A TIME YOU CHOOSE. ANSWER ME BECAUSE OF YOUR GREAT LOVE, BECAUSE YOU KEEP YOUR PROMISE TO SAVE.
 

Walking helps heart and brain

Aerobic exercise is known to benefit the heart, but researchers say that an aerobic workout may also build brain. Regular aerobic exercise such as walking may protect the memory centre in the brain, while stretching exercise may cause the centre – called the hippocampus – to shrink, researchers reported.
 

Unexpected Answers to Prayer

UNEXPECTED ANSWER TO PRAYER
Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails. —Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)
 

God starts with youth

God Starts With Youth
By
Joel Comiskey
The names of Moses, Joshua, Abraham, Joseph, Ruth and David are familiar to Jews and Christians alike. Pulpits worldwide proclaim these men and women of God who are found in the pages of the Old and New Testament. We often overlook, however, that God called these men and women as youth.
 

Diary of a Game Ranger - 13 February 2017

Lately, every day I wake wondering if today will be the end of our rather splendid run of game viewing, and every day I am quite delighted to be able to report back that the answer is "no, it wasn't today!"
 

SING A NEW SONG TO THE LORD!

SING A NEW SONG TO THE LORD! SING TO THE LORD, ALL THE WORLD! SING TO THE LORD AND PRAISE HIM! - PSALM 96:1
 

Chad Cocking : 09 February 2017

My last morning drive for a few days, and it was a good one to end off – we began planning to check the western side of the reserve and head along the riverbed to the south; Piva Plains was again full of animals with at least three zebra herds, waterbuck and well over 150 impala!
 

God’s Word Will Unlock Your Potential

"You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:31b-32 NLT).