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A Sign of Confusion

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When my wife, Marilyn, was having medical tests before her recent surgery she needed an endoscopy.

As I sat in the waiting room I noticed this sign. It seemed a little discouraging to the patients but it got me thinking about odd and unhelpful signs.

For example would you really want to visit this Health Resort? Surely they could have found a better name.

I am sure that whoever designed this airport sign knew what they were trying to say. Pity the sign does not really help.

So we have confusing signs everywhere. Not all are the type that are painted and displayed. We have signs pointing to the popularity of politicians, signs relating to the state of the economy etc.

I am not an economist but from what I can understand most of the world is really bankrupt. Countries have massive debts and frankly no idea how these will ever be paid. The result is that prices keep going up and income either stays the same or is reduced. This creates tremendous pressure on families. It leaves many feeling rather like the following sign.

We know there is a right way to go but everybody is pointing us in different directions. This often happens as we think about a vacation. On the one side we know that we can’t afford it but on the other all the experts tell us that not having a good break will result in health problems. What do we do?

Christian House Sitters  (a ministry NOT a business) can help you!

If you are planning to go away we can arrange for someone to look after your house and your pets and it will not cost you anything. It is FREE.

If you would like to get away we have people all over the world who would be delighted to let you stay in their home RENT-FREE while they are on vacation and in return you will keep their home safe and care for their animals.

It is a genuine win-win situation. Why not look at our website CLICK HERE and find out more

God bless you,



About housesitters

ABOUT Christian House Sitters Christian House Sitters is a Worldwide ministry that started in order to provide holidays for Christians and sitters for owners who needed a reliable Christian to look after their home, pets and garden. House owners do not pay anything to have their property listed. House sitters are only charged £25 per year and in return for this some enjoy numerous holidays each year. All fees from membership go to sponsor food for children at the Home of Peace Children’s Home in Kenya. This only supplies about a quarter of what is needed to feed the children so we urgently need sponsors. All funds go via our Registered Charity TLC Children’s Trust Charity Number 1156786 website N.B. Joining Christian House Sitters does NOT commit you to sponsoring a child or giving any support beyond your membership fee to these children. Although naturally if you want to support that would be greatly appreciated. We have some regular sponsors and other people who give an occasional gift. All are greatly appreciated. ABOUT RAY & MARILYN We are Marilyn & Ray White. A fun loving Christian couple who have been in Christian work for over 30 years. Marilyn was born in England but moved to Zimbabwe as a baby. At the age of 16 she moved to South Africa. Ray was born in South Africa and grew up on a farm. We met in Johannesburg and got married in 1966. Ray worked in business for many years then he worked for YfC in South Africa then went on to Bible College and Pastored a church. In 1982 we moved from South Africa to England. In addition to his theological training Ray trained in Psychology and since moving to the UK he has lectured in Psychology, counselled for the NHS and opened a Christian Counselling Centre. Marilyn is also a trained counsellor and manager. In addition to the counselling we trained Christian counsellors both in our local area and by invitation in other areas of the UK. In total over 700 people completed the training courses. Many are serving the Lord by working in or through their local churches. We also ran a secular Stress Management business. We are now semi-retired and focus our time and attention on Christian House Sitters and Ray also serves as a member of our Church Leadership Team. Ray also has an active preaching ministry and runs Christian seminars on subjects such as stress management for church groups. He has written two books. A Christian book that is a very practical workbook on Christian commitment as applied to real life. The book looks at how we can surrender ourselves more fully to God. This is looked at under the headings of Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual commitment. The book is called Let’s Get Serious. He has also written a secular book on Stress Management called Stress Overcoming this Potential Killer. (Ray was previously Chair of the International Stress Management Association UK). News Update This book has now been released as an e-book as well A few years ago we did a 2 month House Sit in France. Whilst there we felt the Lord leading us to set up a Christian House Sitting service. Since then we have done a number of other house sits. We believe this site will benefit many Christians around the world. Feel free to contact us (BUT please no spam) NOTE: If you want a fast reply the best way to contact us is via the contact page on the Christian House Sitters website God bless you, Ray & Marilyn

3 responses »

  1. Arthur Song.

    Thanks Ray for your Blog. So true of the signs and the confusion they pose. I trust and hope that Marilyn is improving by the day! Blessings and best wishes to you both. Arthur.

  2. “No exit from endoscopy” is really, really scary.


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