Blind leading the Blinds!

I love how God honours our faith, however small. It ties in today with what I was reading in 2 Corinthians 5:7.

This morning I am blown away by a simple act of kindness by some friends of ours. Our home is coming along beautifully and it looks spectacular. We know however that not everything can be done within the scope of the homes initial budget so we are having to learn what ‘goes on hold’ and what needs to happen now.

One of the things we were letting go of was window treatments. Now we knew we would need some level of privacy for bedroom windows but we were more than happy to work on hanging up a few old sheets until we can make that next step. Thankfully God has other plans.

This morning I received an SMS from a friend asking:
“Would u like some timber blinds for ur house?” (sic)

My answer:
“WOW – we have nothing – I was planning on sheets.
Seriously! Yes please.”

My friends response:
“Ok will drop around 5 rooms worth later”

Isn’t it wonderful. I can’t wait to see where they fit. I’m sure God had them sized in advance. It is a relief to let God do the exterior and interior decorating. As creator of the universe you would expect this but His colour choices are amazing. So far I have been blessed how the colours we have chosen from ‘samples’ have tied together for a nice homely earthy feel. It’s all good!

The blind faith has brought in the blinds!
Thank you God, thank you all.


Merely a Human Being?

This morning I was reading 2 Corinthians 5 and learning more of our Lord’s plan for us and our misconceptions of His son. It really hit me to consider how we have evaluated Christ in the same way we have considered one another. Isn’t it easy to put God in a box, convenient yet a concern.

If we truly think that the God, creator of the universe will fit in our box, either our small mindedness has lost sight of the universe or we have placed ourselves in the position of being controller of the box and thus in control of God.

In reading 2 Cor 5:15 I saw the error of our assumption. It then came home in verse 7 where the challenge of believing by faith comes home.

Thank you for your creative love
Made me, redeemed me
Bless the name of Jesus
Called me, cleansed me

Find me and purify my heart
Not lost, ever watched
Believing in a sacrificial son
Never seeing yet convinced

One day taken Heaven bound
Final home and body found
While still here let me declare
Tent of ruin losing hair

Jesus, Saviour, maker, mine
Impacts life from the divine
God looks on His son endowed
To walk and talk, bring reconciled

For God made Christ the son
To be the offering, the only one
Wiped out our debt, our sin, my bad
Bringing us back home to Dad

:- Andrew Pitchford 30/10/2007

Great chapter! Read 2 Corinthians 5 now and be amazed.


Lifting the Roof

I know its a little corny but I had to get some photos online of the roof which has just gone up on our new home. If you click on these links you will see the online album of photos.

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Mind Expanding Exercise




The Apple range of computers have been on my "in sight but out of reach" agenda for some time. I have respected them from a distance but never had the opportunity to use one. Recently I had the privilege of have a loan iMac from Apple to evaluate for its place within UCB’s IT equipment range.


Human Being Recall Notice

[I recently received this great picture of our condition from Shane Whitbourn in Portland, Victoria. Be inspired to share it with friends.]

The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units, code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units.
This defect has been technically termed, "Sub-sequential Internal Non-morality," or more commonly known as "SIN".


Unless the Lord builds the House

Psalm 127 v 1 says it all and "Kookaburra Place" is taking shape. Well I have to say the speed with which our new home has come from a patch of dirt to the beginnings of rooms in the form of the framework has taken us completely by surprise.

This journey of God’s provision for the Pitchford family home has been a great testimony. We constantly have been blessed by the many different people and things that joined together to help this house take place.


Here is a picture of the framework up with two days until the roof goes on. Next I went for a walk through the framework. We’ve uploaded it to YouTube so you can see what’s ahead.



This was Tuesday night when I went down to look at the home around 5:30pm. It was a lovely evening and nice to see the sun shining through the gum trees on to our new house. I met a local man called Morrie who has been living in the area for some time. We had a good chat while his dog Megan went foraging for a few snacks from the building sites. It was great to be able to tell him how this house is an answer to prayer. I’ll keep you updated with the next exciting episode. The roof comes tomorrow!


Are we in Jesus?

I have been challenged recently by the question "are we in Jesus?" It goes to the heart of the matter getting us to look inwardly and outwardly to see if our lives are found in our Saviour.

While I was attending the opening of the Cooloola Christian Radio’s new studios I was blessed to hear this grace from Station Manager, Gordon Thomason. Gordon told how he had heard it a long time ago from a Papua New Guinea missionary. It was a timely prayer for me and I pray for you as well.

Bless this food upon our dishes,
As you did bless the loaves and fishes,
And like the sugar in our tea,
May our lives, O God, be found in thee.

I pray that today you find there’s no sugar left in the bottom of your cup 🙂


Boots ‘Moment of Truth’ Ad

This is the ad that the family were involved in with filming on the Gold Coast. The setting was created to look like a European beach scene. We were down on the sands at 6am and beautifully looked after by the crew from Exit Films. Director Garth Davis was brilliant working with the kids. See some of his work at Exit’s site. His Xbox 3min Cops and Robbers ad ran in cinemas around the world.



Sadly the final cut didn’t include Cheryl and Corey as they used a close-up shot that features Abbey, myself and Ethan. If you look carefully and freeze the shot 9.2 seconds into the ad you can see Faith’s green bikini top left.

As the ad was made for Boots in the UK, it will probably not be seen in Australia or New Zealand. BTW – some people say you should look to build up a six pack. For me it was more like a slab. Those that know will know  😉