Buttons and toggles

It’s funny how we love take control of our own lives like this controller;

We want to move in a direction we want to move; We want to open doors at a press of a button; When life gets tough we wish we could activiate a cheat code (X Y X B X X Y )

Personally I feature that would be really awesome is simply a pause button.

We only have one life to live, we don’t have a limitless supply of restarts. but we get this one life to live and to get the most of it.

And though people may not realise it, there is a pause button. Simply put your technology down, go outside, sit by a lake, and reflect.

To better ones self is to make time to self reflect and persue the person you want to me.

A word from the 4th Section

Psalm 119 – Daleth

25 I lie in the dust;revive me by your word.

26 I told you my plans, and you answered. Now teach me your decrees.

27 Help me understand the meaning of your commandments, and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.

28 I weep with sorrow;encourage me by your word.

29 Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.

30 I have chosen to be faithful; I have determined to live by your regulations.

31 I cling to your laws. Lord, don’t let me be put to shame!

32 I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding.

Pursue “seek to attain or accomplish (a goal) over a long period.”

I love the words that are expressed in this section of the psalms, it is apparent that this psalmist is in distress and sorrow however is humble during this season.

In order to get through those times of sorrow, uncertainty and pain, the last verse encourages himself that “I will pursue”.

The key to getting through the valley’s is just that. You need to keep on keeping on!

Disconnected from the world

I’m sorry I haven’t posted much in the past few weeks, I’ve had a social disconnect and boy has it been an interesting trip.

Firstly, when you disconnect from social media, you truely begin to understand how intertwined it is with our day to day life. From contacting friends, family, your favourite celeb updates and much more.

I hate to admit it, but it was seriously challenging.

But what I did find was that the simple things can bring so much joy. Such as taking my sister to the river in canberra.

Two different generations, but growing in a digital world, but both mesmerised by a simple 1 hour trip to the flowering rivers of the Murrumbidgee.

I encourage you, take a break, go for a walk on a nature park track, go to the river or scenic route and take some deep breaths. Appreciate the world you live in, and don’t get entangled by the digital age.

A mind that’s overwhelmed

It’s Friday, I can’t believe it!

But the mind is in a “Monday Morning” state.

Though I have a day off, though I have a job, though I have a fantastic loving wife and blessed to be serving in Ministry. (4 years I just realised)

Yet I can’t help but “feel” like I’m stuck on Monday morning mind set

If you’ve known someone or have struggled with depression yourself, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

A great man of God in my life said possibly the most irritating, simple yet very practical words “Just Keep Fighting”

Every day is a battle, you win some, you lose some, but that moment you get ready to throw in the towel, the last strain of emotional, physical, mental weight pushes you to the ground, is when you CAN WIN.

How? “Just Keep Fighting”

So, are you fighting the battle of your problem? Or has your problem got you defeated?

Time to put the boxing gloves back on

Australia’s Capital Territory

1 – Commute (Driving)

Though Canberra is rapidly growing, and the roads appear to be gridlocked from Monday – Friday (keeping it mind it is usually only between 8:00 – 9:30am – 4:00-6:00pm)

In comparison to major cities I’ve been to like Sydney, Melbourne and the worst of all (Internationally) LA. If you haven’t been to LA, you don’t know what traffic truly is.

However, I’m still thankful that I know I’ll safely arrive to my commute to work within 20 – 30 minutes. (Perfect time for a Podcast!)

2 – The Perfect Blend (Country and City)

If you’re driving from Sydney on the Federal Highway and begin to transition onto Northbourne avenue, you will see the transition from wide open country range, to the entry of Canberra with (now with the tree’s cut down) perfect view of parliament insight.

What’s great is you do not need to drive far to notice that Canberra has a fantastic mountain range in the background heading to the south (Which collects snow during winter!) with plenty of nature parks and barbecue areas for the family!

Seriously, you’ve got to appreciate the small things that we get that other major cities don’t
(See how flat Melbourne is!)

3 – Food Culture
I can’t talk to much on this topic as you need to experience it for yourself! Breakfast and Coffee (Which we’re voted for having the BEST) is the go to in my family, with so many secret “Modern” cafés tucked away in suburbs and corner shops it truly is an underappreciated thing in Canberra.

I highly recommend taking a peep at the TripAdvisor website and begin to write a checklist!

4 – North vs South
Born and raised in the South – Living in the North, the tension is real.

You’ve probably read it before, but I love me some good old banter about which side of the lake is better.

Personally, I’ve experienced arguments that both sides are

“Bogan, Rundown, Ghetto, Lock your windows”
all I can say is…..nothing.I actually agree….But seriously,

I love it, and I will always be a south sider at heart *2903!*

5 – Cultural Diversity
You soon realise in Canberra that it is certainly full of Cultural Diversity, and yes this is throughout Australia however Canberra I think is unique.

For example, you look at Sydney which feels as though the Diversity is divided up into suburbs. But when you walk around the malls and parks around Canberra you will soon see that this isn’t the case and I love it!

I particularly love that fact that I can meet someone at my local church that is from one end of the world and then meet someone else who is on the far opposite side of the world again!

Have you been or live in Canberra? What do you think?

Was this the greatest battle of David?

We should all know or at least have heard of the great battle of David and Goliath.

But as I have been listening to the story I have to question..

Was this really David’s greatest battle?

YES..Goliath was indeed a fierce warrior of the philistines who had instilled fear into the army of Israel.

YES..
David was inexperienced and was of small stature in comparison as a youth
and Saul and his brothers mocked him for being at the battle field.

BUT..David knew the God of his fathers, and slayed the giant in the Name of the Lord of Hosts.

I think David’s greatest battle is described in 1 Samuel 24:4-6

I SHOULD NOT DO THIS THING UNTO MY MASTER, THE LORD’S ANOINTED (24:6)

YES.. David was on the run fearful for his life at the hands of Saul

YES.. Saul had not been obedient to God and no longer lived a life that was pleasing to the lord.

BUT..David, though he had every chance and reason to slay Saul for what he done and what he was doing…

Even when David knew he had been anointed King over Israel he did not take it upon himself to take that position.

The hardest battle I believe David faced was to have humility and submission to authority even though the circumstances felt right.

Even when the perfect opportunity came for take over by his own hands, he did not lay hands upon the Lord’s Anointed.

When you are called, be faithful in what you are already doing and wait for the open door to come don’t force the door open with your own hands.

Greetings & Salutations

WordsA unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning ~ Dictionary.

A simple word can both create, and destory.

A misguided word can deceive, and manipulate.

A kind word can encourage, and build up.

Welcome to Morton’s Space – A place where I’m free to express my thoughts and experiences without doubt or shame. A place where you as the reader can see into the life of a simple person living in a not so simple world.

A world of hope, pain, change, laughter, excitement, dabs, and a whole lot more.

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