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Linda writes that "like a neglected leather a heart can become calloused". Contributed

Linda writes about God's abundance

THE search for a bush-themed devotional for a young couple led Gympie Uniting Church member Linda Watt to create her own.

The result Abundance in the Bush is based on 31 days of life in the Australian bush and became so popular that Linda received orders while it was still being written and sold 250 copies in the first month after publication.

“I find God's signature is all over the Australian bush: the creeks, majestic gums, myriad stars in the night sky, the stock camp and bush telly (the fire) the cattle, a parable in every horse, the amazing work of dogs and the inspiring men and women of the bush,” she said.

“The bush offers lessons richer than I've found in any classroom.”

And Mrs Watt has certainly had a well-rounded education.

“I've been privileged, for the last seven years, to be part of a mustering team, handling cattle and learning from seasoned cattlemen, some who helped me with the devotions,” she said.

“I think people appreciate the Aussie language and the practical application of faith to their lives on the land.”

One of the biggest compliments Linda received was from a farmer who said: “You have certainly succeeded in connecting what is, for us, the real Australia and our daily walk as Christians.”

“My answer to that is ‘it's been a privilege mate',” said Linda.

Copies of the book are available by phoning 5488 6752.

Gympie Times


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