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Commonwealth Coat Of Arms Colouring In
Commonwealth Coat Of Arms Colouring In   Created by: David d'Lima
Comprehending Australia's Christian Crown
Comprehending Australia's Christian Crown   Written by: David d'Lima, March 2009  Supervising the six Colonies which became States in the Australian Commonwealth, and throughout the first one hundred years of Federation, a Christian Crown has served at the heart of the civic systems in our great island continent. Understanding the Christian character of the Crown is crucial to knowing how our civic culture is founded and what may be lost through unwise changes. While Australia could decide to become a republic, it would be a mistake to adopt a model which failed to exceed (or at least match) our existing system, just as it is an error to reject monarchy as inherently wrong. ...
Daniel leading a pagan nation (excerpts from Daniel chapters 1-2)
Daniel leading a pagan nation (excerpts from Daniel chapters 1-2)   Written by: David d'Lima  Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. ... Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring in some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility - young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king's palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians. The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king's table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king's service. Among these were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah...
Esteeming the Governor-General of Australia
Esteeming the Governor-General of Australia   Written by: David d'Lima, May 2021  The Governor-General serves the Australian civic system as a neutral and independent umpire whose work of quiet excellence seeks no controversy. Consequently the work is often overlooked by the mainstream media. So South Australia's newspaper The Advertiser in 2003 ran a front page news feature reporting a finding that only 2% of people could name Australia's Governor-General. But as the media often omits to publish Vice-Regal news, it is responsible for the non-recognition of leaders such as Major General Michael Jeffery (who in 2003 became Australia's 24th Governor-General). ...
The Book of Esther
The Book of Esther  Written by: David d'Lima  Queen Esther provided leadership in the Persian Empire, as consort to King Xerxes. Saving her own people from death, she was a type of Christ, and prevented the Empire staining itself with innocent bloodshed. This is what happened during the time of Xerxes ... who ruled over 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush. The king's personal attendants proposed, "Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring ... beautiful girls into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them. Then let the girl who pleases the king be queen ... ." This advice appealed to the king, and he followed it. [1:1 - 2:4]...
Federation puzzle and crossword
Federation puzzle and crossword    Created by: David d'Lima
Five Dollar Note Crossword
Five Dollar Note Crossword    Created by: David d'Lima
Five dollar note
Five dollar note    Created by: David d'Lima
Gaining insights from the Patriarch Joseph
Gaining insights from the Patriarch Joseph    Written by: David d'Lima, March 2020  The Patriarch Joseph has much relevance to the modern world, with our fragile economies and great need for Godly people to take up ministry opportunities as leaders in pagan contexts, as we read in the Book of Genesis: Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. [37:3-4] Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan. But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him. “Here comes that dreamer!” they said ... and they took him and threw him into the cistern. ... Judah said to his brothers, “What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood? Come, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him; after all, he is our brother, our own flesh and blood.” His brothers agreed....
God Bless Australia
The Commonwealth Coat of Arms Australia's Coat of Arms features the seven pointed Federation Star above a blue and gold wreath, a kangaroo and emu at either side of the States' Shield, and a background of Golden Wattle, our National Flower.
Good Governance In Australia Prior To Federation
Good governance in Australia prior to Federation David d’Lima, July 2021 Prior to Federation in 1901, people in Australia exercised God’s gift of governance in three modes: Firstly, around 250 tribal groups applied Aboriginal customary law, under the supervision of elders. Secondly, the laws and customs of Britain were applied in the early colonial period, under the Crown. Thirdly, the six colonies governed themselves, almost independently, but under the Crown.
Heeding the example of Florence Nightingale
Heeding the example of Florence Nightingale David d’Lima - FamilyVoice Australia, September 2020 Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910) is recognised as the founder of modern nursing. Following her excellent service during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers whom she famously tended at night, Florence obtained the nickname - "The Lady with the Lamp" - based on a phrase from a report in The Times newspaper, which described her work as follows: She is a "ministering angel" without any exaggeration in these hospitals, and as her slender form glides quietly along each corridor, every poor fellow's face softens with gratitude at the sight of her. When all the medical officers have retired for the night and silence and darkness have settled down upon those miles of prostrate sick, she may be observed alone, with a little lamp in her hand, making her solitary rounds.