Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Something New!

Before I begin, I just want to mention that I forgot to add the pic of J, J and B celebrating their birthdays with cupcakes, a couple days ago.  If you're interested, you may want to take a peek!

Saturday afternoon brought something new into my life.  Skype!

In the past, some people had asked me to use Skype, but until Saturday, I had always refused.  Actually, I had a good reason for downloading the programme.

You see, I knew that on Sunday, Pastor Dave Roberts of Partake Ministries, from England, was going to use Skype to reach a few of us who volunteered to try out the system.  More explanation to follow, later, in another entry.

Some of you might think that I am a computer whiz.  The truth is, I am not.

I know how to use the programmes I need to know how to use, for work.  Everything (including my work programmes and learning how to use this blogging programme) has been a learning experience, for me, as it is for most people.  After all, this learning curve doesn't come naturally!

While some people in my age group are fairly computer-literate, there are many who don't use a computer, at all.  I place myself sort of in the middle.  I can use the computer fairly well, but don't ask me anything about how it works, or fixing it, because I cannot tell you!  :-))

Even so, I can reflect upon before I began using a computer, many years ago.  Now, I wonder how I ever lived without one!  How did any of us live before computers and the internet?!

In any case, I downloaded Skype.  Pastor Dave guided me, through it.  Okay, so I'm not perfect!  The 'lingo' used with some programmes doesn't always make sense to me, but once I understand what they mean and want, I'm usually okay.

Afterwards, he called me.  As I mentioned, Pastor Dave is in England, but hearing his Aussie accent was fabulous!

If you aren't aware of who Pastor Dave is, he is the head of Partake MinistriesPartake Ministries has pages on Facebook (FB), including a ministries page and a prayer support page.  Last year, Pastor Dave made me an administrator of both these pages, so I am involved in the ministry process, along with others.

Hopefully, Pastor Dave and his wife will travel to Wichita, Kansas, USA, to be a speaker/participant in the upcoming November Celebrating Christ Conference, along with me and others from various parts of the world.

It never ceases to amaze me how small the world has truly become.  Internet, computers, programmes like Skype sure make it simple to access those in other parts of our world.  After all, some of our parents, all our grandparents and other ancestors never had this opportunity!

While I may be shocked and happy to have such contact, God isn't.  It's all part of His plan for our lives, otherwise we wouldn't have it.  He doesn't always provide good/bad things in our lives, but He always ordains/allows them.

What a blessing I have received from all this technology.  Praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!

Until next time...

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