Everyone was meant to share
God's all-abiding love and care;
He saw that we would need to know
A way to let these feelings show.
So God made hugs - a special sign
And symbol of His love divine,
A circle of our open arms
To hold in love and keep out harm.
One simple hug can do its part
To warm and cheer another's heart.
A hug's a bit of heaven above
That signifies His perfect love.
Hi … I'm Huggy (both
by name and nature)
I was born in a country town about 140 miles north west of
Brisbane on 16 July 1956. My family moved to Brisbane when I was 20 months old
and I have been a "city girl" ever since!
My father was a
Methodist Minister until his "retirement" in 1979 (do
ministers/pastors ever retire???) and went to be with His Lord in October
2000. My mum (aged 84), because of poor
health, only manages to get out to visit family, church and a monthly
"friendship circle" these days. I live with her and come in handy as
chief cook and bottle-washer plus nurse, chauffeur, accountant …….. you name
it, I'm IT. I have two elder brothers
(with families of their own), both of whom live within about a 15 minute drive
I am an Administrative Officer (glorified
"secretary" really, although the job is never boring) at a large … by
Australian standards anyway … state (public) high school of 1500 students.
I have been there since January 1982 (the
third year of the school's operation).
Prior to transferring out to the school which is only a 4-minute drive
from home, I worked in the Personnel Section of the head office of our
Education Department in the city for 7 years.
I became a Christian in my late teens at a church youth
camp. Because I had grown up in a
Christian home where I always felt enveloped in God's love, my
"conversion" was not a dramatic experience … more like God tapping me
on the shoulder saying … "Well Beth … isn't it about time you became a lot
better acquainted with me???"
I belong to The Hills Uniting Church and am a "behind
the scenes" type of person and enjoy serving our Lord in any area where
I'm needed. (lol … I make average to
good coffee… I'm not a coffee drinker! … fantastic cups of tea and I'm a GREAT
washer upperer!!!!) I enjoy being
editor of our church's quarterly magazine.
Other than my family, my interests primarily revolve around
my church, its activities and the people in it. I love Queensland Pops Orchestra Concerts, going to the theatre
(plays and movies), eating or going out with friends, going away for a weekend
occasionally with "the girls", amateur photography and drives in the
country or mountains.
As you can tell from this web page, I like Teddy Bears.
I enjoy chatting and have been super-blessed
by the close friendships I have formed in Church USA.
I have done quite a bit of traveling … and love it! Overseas trips have included a Christian
Youth Safari (when I was young!) to the US;
New Zealand; Europe, England,
Scandinavia and the US/Canada (all one trip);
Pacific cruise on the Fairstar, and a 7½ week driving and B&B tour
with a girlfriend around the UK. I have also seen quite a bit of my own
beautiful country. However, over the
last 9 years, I have been "grounded" as I bought a house and now have
a mortgage (ugh!).
As you would probably realize after reading this, I have
never been married.
I am blessed and so
thankful to God that I have such a fabulous group of wonderful friends (and
family) who love and support me in all areas of my life.
Photo Back Row: Ivan; Rea; Cattle; Huggy. Front: HalGal;JA;Tanami
Over the last few months, there has been a restlessness in
my soul and a recurring message to me that "God has a plan for your life …
and it's going to be a goodie!"
signs that He is slowly extricating me from my "comfort zone" and I
look forward to working with Him and seeing His plan for me come to fruition in
"Through my divine power, I have
given you everything you need for life and godliness. Don't limit me to your previous experiences; I want to do new
things in your life. My plans are far
beyond your wildest dreams!"
James 1:17; Ephesians
3:20; 2 Peter 1:3
I pray that out of his glorious riches He may
strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that
Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have
power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and
deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge -
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:16-19
Grace and Peace to you all!
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A special thanks
to HalGal for the
loan of the chat-group photo.