Warning! Warning!

Welcome my friend, come on in & join me in a time of reflection.

Today I’ll be sharing a recent experience hubby & I had…

So, I invite you to make yourself a hot cuppa, grab a delicious treat & sit in your favorite spot so we can begin.

I have a cup of Stockholm tea blend, what’s yours?

We have many different sirens & alarms in our modern world, don’t we? Signaling different warnings & dangers.

There are sirens for the various emergency services in Ambulance, Fire brigades & Police who need us to get out of their way so they can get to the emergency as quickly as possible to save lives.

It’s also a signal that help is on its way to those in crisis.

There are severe weather & fire warnings systems now that come through mobile phone apps.

And local sirens for those living in particularly dangerous regions like tornado alley. As well as in tsunami, cyclone & hurricane prone areas.

The other day hubby & I were chatting while having breakfast, as we do each morning, when suddenly we heard a huge commotion outside…

As we live in a beautiful bushland area on the East coast of Australia, the bird life is quite profuse & we enjoy their delightful calls & songs each day.

But these birds sounded very alarmed indeed, there was grave danger afoot!

Thus we decided to investigate, we went outside to where the birds were all focusing, sending out their alarm, I couldn’t see any birds of prey, so thought it must be a snake, though I couldn’t see it.

Hubby who is much taller then I, watched a 6′ Diamond Python crossing from our gutter into the Camellia tree, then continued from our tree onto our neighbour’s roof.

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With a unified group of Rainbow Lorikeets challenging it with the Australian Noisy Minors backing them up!

While our local Kookaburra’s, which are far larger & much more capable, silently watched from their comfy vantage point on the tall aerial, seemingly out of the danger zone!

The python then slithered across our neighbor’s roof to the far side of their house but as there was no way down, came back again following the same path across the roof. Slithering back into our Camellia tree, crossing onto our roof!

All the while the smaller birds are sounding the alarm & challenging the python, regardless of their own personal safety, to protect all the little chick’s nearby!

This had me pondering on our present global community, many warnings & alarms are being sounded today about the dangers within our societies.

Are we listening?

Are we challenging the real & present dangers that are trespassing into our safety zones?

Just as the courageous Rainbow Lorikeets & the Noisy Minors who were challenging the snake.


Are we silent spectators from comfy vantage points watching the commotion, thinking we’re out of danger, just like the Kookaburras?

What the Kookaburras forgot was that one of the Diamond Python’s most favorite meals are Kookaburra eggs & chicks! Hmmmm!

The Python finally went out of sight over the ridge of the roof, we couldn’t see where it had gone but it was headed for our front yard!

Hubby came inside after his search in our front garden, with the following thought provoking comment;

“I can see why evil appeared as a Serpent! Because the serpent moves silently & is so well camouflaged you can’t see where it’s hiding until it strikes its deadly blow!”

Wow! How profound!

This had me thinking!

Let me name a few of the alarms that are resounding in our Western societies today, warning the dangers of;

  • The eroding of Judeo/Christian principles & ethics established in our constitutions, under the camouflage of political correctness & modernity.
  • Under age exposure to highly sexualized, politicized & violent propaganda, camouflaged as children’s animation & games.
  • State sanctioned killing & assisted suicide of our society’s most vulnerable, camouflaged as legalized medical procedures. Recommended reading Peace amidst the chaos…
  • The eroding of religious freedoms by highly political militant groups, camouflaged as marginalized citizens!

We need to ask ourselves in what group are we;

  1. The Rainbow Lorikeets, the front line workers challenging the real & present dangers to protect our future generations.
  2. The Noisy Minors, the support group sounding the alarm supporting those on the front line.
  3. The Kookaburras, the silent spectators thinking they won’t be affected by the lurking evils because they’re not in the actual danger zone, yet.

This was something I recently had to answer, in the past I was in the Rainbow Lorikeet group challenging the dangers on the front line.

But with chronic health conditions I have had to step back.

But as there has been covert lobbying in recent times to change laws & legislations as covertly & quickly as possible (which is an evil in itself) I needed to stand up, have a voice & be counted!

Sounding the alarm to the dangers these changes, if allowed, will bring for our future generations. In fact it will consume them!

I became an Australian Noisy Minor sounding the alarm to the real & present dangers, voicing my concerns to my State & Federally elected representatives.

I was heard but I was not alone!

The voice of ONE can make a difference! The unified voice of MANY have a major impact upon the dangers of real & present evils.

“For evil to triumph, it only takes good men & women to do nothing!”

attrib. Edmund Bourke

Let me ask you the following question my dear friend;

Which group do you relate to? Remember these alarms are being sounded globally, we are all in the danger zone!

Until next time,


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  1. This is a powerful message for today! It seems that evil has escalated so quickly over the past ten years. Things I never thought would happen in my lifetime have come about. Thank you Jennifer for sounding the alarm. We must make our voices heard, it is a matter of eternity!

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  2. Oh wow!! What a real danger was right there in your yard! And you have brought such a good analogy here. The dangers are truly lurking around us, and our intercession prayers are so very important. May I let the Lord burden my heart and lift up those prayers with my own voice to Him. Thank you for lifting your voice, Jennifer. Blessings and prayers for you today.

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  3. Wow! What a great illustration and powerfully convicting post, Jennifer. You describe well how we can falter and not be listening. I see this on the other side of the world from you and recently have been writing to representatives to “shout” as loudly as I can about how far we have already slipped away from what guided this nation at the outset. You might be blessed to hear out son’s pastor’s message this past Sunday where he debunks the lies of what “separation of church” meant and its origin that have been falsely stated for so long that believers have shrunk back from the role they are to play in society and the country. (The church is Grace Chapel in Leipers Fork, TN, if you want to check it out from10/20/19.)

    Thank you for this! Nehemiah makes clear we are to be watchmen on the wall and watchmen are not only looking, but also calling out about the approaching dangers.

    Have a blessed weekend!

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    1. Thank you Pam! I’ll check it out, yes the enemy has perpetrated a huge deception in this area of the church/state separation & sadly the church has continued it! So glad to hear you are in the Noisy Minors group too! 😀
      Have a blessed weekend!

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  4. I am grateful that our church from time to time makes it easy for us to be Noisy Minors. They set up tables with stationery, envelopes, suggested texts and addresses for us to write our legislators when a topic really counters our beliefs.

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  5. Your hubby’s statement is so profound as is the quote by Edmund Bourke. May God give us all courage to speak up as He leads us. And may we all have eyes to see the enemy clearly.

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  6. Jennifer, I wrote a comment and it apparently disappeared which seems it is happening a lot with WP reader. Your post is a wonderful analogy. We as Christ followers better sound the alarm, we have been called to be “salt and light” in this dark world in which we all live. Thank you for your posts that are always timely and wise! ❤️

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    1. It was here waiting Pam, I have noticed that too with WP lately on other sites.
      Thank you for your kind words & yes we need to be watchmen & town Cryers in what’s happening in this world, most of the time covertly until it’s noticed by the front line workers 😀

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  7. I appreciate that you’ve used nature’s startling images to remind us to be aware, on our guard, trusting God in these days which can be most unsettling.

    Jennifer, I’m so grateful that He is on the throne …

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  8. I’ve been a kookaburra for most of my life, but no longer. Working with Native American students has really opened my eyes to my complacent, comfy existence and the fact that I need to use my voice to lift others up and speak out against injustice.

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  9. This is a great post, Jennifer! Your story illustrates your point perfectly. And I agree, we do have a responsibility to sound the alarm and to try to do the best for future generations.

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  10. Good for you! I read a sobering account from a Holocaust survivor who called all the little laws Hitler passed ‘conditioning’ —conditioning rational citizens to see Jews as less than human. May we never forget the lessons of the Holocaust.

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  11. The quote you shared about good men and women remaining silent prompted thoughts of the genocide in Germany during the World War. We cannot be silent or apathetic during these times–even those of us who are quiet by nature. Thank you for this compelling post, Jennifer.


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