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Posted by Rod Ferbrache on September 6, 2016 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Having just watched the film “From Rags to Riches” it has challenged my gratitude.

All too often I take what I have for granted, and for this I am sorry. It has caused me to reflect on my life to date and to count my blessings.


1. I am grateful that I had parents who loved me, and brought me up to love the Lord Jesus Christ.

2. I am grateful to have met my wife so early in life she was still at school. That I have been her only love, and that when sh...

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Garden Bird Photography - Tips and Hints

Posted by Rod Ferbrache on September 12, 2014 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (1)

I have been bird watching for 19 years now, and one aspect that still brings me most pleasure is my garden, and the birds it attracts. Over the years I have seen over 60 species touchdown into the Christa-Galli "nature reserve". This includes rarities such as Hawfinch (twice), Wryneck, as an unprecedented January bird, Black-throated Bulbul from who knows where, as well as Kingfisher, Lesser Whitethroat, Grea...

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Evie's Dedication

Posted by Rod Ferbrache on September 12, 2014 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Today has been another milestone in our family. Evie our little grand daughter was dedicated at church this morning. In the Baptist church the Dedication Service replaces the Christening Service. It is a time when we give thanks to God for another precious life, and dedicate her to the Lord. It is also a time when we as a family and church promise to be there for her throughout her life. To care for her, pray for her.

As a pro...

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Lauren's Dedication Service

Posted by Rod Ferbrache on October 7, 2009 at 2:42 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you for coming to my special day

I'd love to be able to talk

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Father of the Bride Two

Posted by Rod Ferbrache on October 4, 2009 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)




When I think of the years that I...

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The Clematis and The Oak

Posted by Rod Ferbrache on October 3, 2009 at 2:27 PM Comments comments (0)


It was such a joy to be able to write this poem for my youngest daughters wedding. The day was so perfect in every way, and these words brought a tear to many an eye.

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Two Streams One River

Posted by Rod Ferbrache on October 3, 2009 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)


I was asked by my niece if I could write a piece for hers and Matt's wedding, I was of course honoured to do so.


Two streams began, they were both miles apart

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Father of the Bride

Posted by Rod Ferbrache on October 3, 2009 at 1:37 PM Comments comments (0)


I can honestly say that this day was one of the happiest in my life. Everything was just perfect.
Due to my poets bent it was expected for me to write my speech in rhyme.
It was such a pleasure to speak the words below over my daughter and her husband on that day.
Yes parenthood can be an awesome responsibility, but that is matched by the tremendous pride and p...

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Eighty Today (2003)

Posted by Rod Ferbrache on October 3, 2009 at 1:33 PM Comments comments (0)


How the years have quickly gone
And yet she remains the same
Our mum has reached her eighties
But still completely sane
The words like energetic, sprightly, fit and lean
Are often used to describe a girl
Whose only in her teens.
But when it comes to mother...

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I said I don't do babies but.......

Posted by Rod Ferbrache on October 1, 2009 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 This was a poem I wrote for our Grandson's dedication service, as my wife will tell you I am a changed man!


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