Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Prayer for Blue Skies for All

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Prayer for Blue Skies for All

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It seems like we are waiting for ever for the summer to start and Christmas to arrive; then reality sets in and you realise Christmas has been and gone for another year along with your all-too-short vacation.

It's a shame the rain spoiled visits to Christmas lights, but the Adventist College display and Stokers Siding home of David and Marilyn White were fabulous, as were some streets in Murwillumbah, so let's hope they do it all again next year.

We did enjoy seeing our granddaughter who took part by ripping the paper from Christmas gifts.

Her blessing and thanksgiving christening was a lovely small family function at achapel in Brisbane.

Also it was good to see our Canberra visitors, even for just a day or two.

It was great weather for eating, so now one must make the New Year's resolutions work and get fit again.

All of the above pales into insignificance when you see the plight of Queenslanders.

Just when you thought it could not get any worse, it did, with unbelievable pictures from Toowoomba, and more misery predicted as the rain continues to fall and water moves down rivers.

I know people are resilient, but it makes you wonder how the state is going to recover on such a large scale.

The impact is yet to unfold when the waters recede and the costs of livestock, crops, homes and businesses are counted.

The overwhelming support from around the country has been wonderful, but it will need to keep coming for a long time into the future.

And we will all pay in the hip pocket with the loss of so many crops.

On the other side of the country Carnarvon is suffering and Mandurah has bushfires a how bazaar.

Of course the loss of life is the most tragic result, this goes without saying.

Unfortunately the traditional flood and cyclone season has not yet begun.

We can only pray for a month or two of blue skies and that our own area continues to escape a major flood.

On a less important subject a some parts of the media, sports commentators and public really are annoying. …

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