Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
a little joey in the mother's poutch. So cute!
A wombat, a quite strange creature, half deaf and blind. It digs big holes in the ground which can be more than 30 meters!
A Lizard on the veranda; about 70 cm long!
an Ikidna, a very shy animal
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The Health Center is surrounded by beautiful Rain Forest and wildlife.
Cedarvale has a strong focus on health recovery and health education which promotes a higher quality of life. Our aim is that people find healing not only for their body but also for their soul.
If you are interested to learn mor about Cedarvale, just follow this link: www.cedarvaleretreat.com.au
Here you are looking in the steam room where some of the treatments are taking place like the steam bath, the clay wrap and the cold sheet wrap. All of the three just mentioned treatments work for the detoxifying of the body.
This is one of the massage rooms. I give two types of massages. Remedial and Swedish style massage. While the Swedish Massage is more gentle and is aimed to relax the body, the Remedial Massage concentrates on working deep tissue and muscle layers to relieve tension, which can be more painful but is for sure more effective ;)
All who are under the training of God need the quiet hour for communion with their own hearts, with nature, and with God. . . . We must individually hear Him speaking to the heart.
Many, even in their seasons of devotion, fail of receiving the blessing of real communion with God. They are in too great haste. With hurried steps they press through the circle of Christ's loving presence, pausing perhaps a moment within the sacred precincts, but not waiting for counsel. They have no time to remain with the divine Teacher. With their burdens they return to their work.
These workers can never attain the highest success until they learn the secret of strength. They must give themselves time to think, to pray, to wait upon God for a renewal of physical, mental, and spiritual power. They need the uplifting influence of His Spirit. Receiving this, they will be quickened by fresh life
Nothing is more needed in our work than the practical results of communion with God. We should show by our daily lives that we have peace and rest in the Saviour. His peace in the heart will shine forth in the countenance. . . . Communion with God will ennoble the character and the life. Men will take knowledge of us, as of the first disciples, that we have been with Jesus. This will impart to the worker a power that nothing else can give. Of this power he must not allow himself to be deprived. We must live a twofold life--a life of thought and action, of silent prayer and earnest work.
Ellen G.White, Maranatha p. 125