In this corner of the site, I would like to share current tumbling thoughts with you. These lively word pictures describe some of the thoughts constantly active in my mind. You may also have this experience…. one doesn’t seek it or generate it – it just happens!! There are triggers, of course, real situations, visual images and powerful experiences that bring to life such thoughts.
Tumbling thoughts are ideas in the making that may well precipitate others. I hope they do … please join me in shaping these ideas, so that together we can see them develop to enrich lives and communities internationally.
A businessman in South Africa shared an idea with me which I’ve endeavoured to follow as often as possible. He encouraged me to consider taking the time to enjoy at least one Oasis Experience a day. He said it could be a beautiful sight such as a sunset or sunrise, a delightful display in a shop window, a beautiful bird or animal or a kind action that you notice in your travels. It could also be enchanting music or a creative meal or a tastefully decorated coffee shop, or maybe an intriguing work of art. Whatever he discovered, he sought to find an enriching time, to just drink in the beauty or thoughtfulness etc. You’ll find some of my discoveries in this section.
Welcome to the first of an ongoing series of “Oasis Moments”.
On my way home from London one evening, the sun-scape was truly amazing. It was a panorama of brilliance – a masterpiece of artwork by our wonderful Creator. Rarely have I seen such a display on land. The photo here is of another similar shot but not so rich. I must learn to use my digital camera more often…. and thus capture such moments. The page of sunsets and archives on the Freefoto site is a delight to scroll. May you be enriched as you drink in such beauty.
http://www.freefoto.com/browse/?query=sunset Enjoy the photos.
Generosity at Lunchtime.
Have discovered a delightful mini-restaurant in a local hospital. The staff are friendly and the food delicious. Visiting it recently, I discovered that I had not brought any cash with me and the restaurant does not have a card machine or accept a cheque. Suddenly a cheerful customer, part of a delightful family group, offered me a £5 note. Somewhat overwhelmed, I explained I had the money but not to hand. She said they would be delighted for me to enjoy a meal on them as it is Christmas.
I then spent time sharing with the family about Elijah and the meals by Raven which he experienced. They were very attentive…not sure if they had heard or read the story before. I then explained about the Raven Fund which sought to channel savings to those with financial challenges. I shared with them that their gift would go via the Raven Fund to refugees in Africa. They were delighted.