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An Autumn (Fall) Prayer


The coolness in the air and the turning of the leaves reminds us of a new season. God, we ask you to renew our spirit. Let our family actions speak the truth of your love. Let those who see us know you a little better. This we ask through your Son, Amen.

God speak to me…
The man whispered, ‘God, speak to me.’ And a meadowlark sang.
But, the man did not hear.
Then the man yelled ‘God, speak to me.’ Thunder rolled across the sky.
But, the man did not listen

The man looked around and said, ‘God, let me see you.’
And the stars shined brightly.
But the man did not notice.

And, the man shouted, ‘God, show me a miracle.’
And, a life was born.
But the man did not know.

So, the man cried out in despair, ‘Touch me God, and let me know
you are here.’ Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man.
But, the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

So remember, don’t miss out on a blessing because it
isn’t packaged the way that you expect.
Take notice of the blessings around you.

Life in our house has been super busy this week…so much happening and so little time for it all to be fulfilled.

I am blessed by the changes though. My youngest daughter continues to grow and thrive in her Christian school, she is in year 10 which means shes doing her preparations for GCSE’s. My other daughter, is in College now after completeing her General Certificate, Level 1 in the A.C.E program we did since my elder 2 children were small!!

My health is a small cause for concern at the moment but I wait patiently on the Lord for His healing touch.

Today is a new day and new things are in line to happen. God has my days ordered and I await patiently for them to enfold…..

 

Monday Morning!

So much has happened since I lost wrote anything on here…

Where to begin?

Well, I have a new grandaughter, born 8 weeks ago and who is the best gift in a long time for us. She is a Princess.

My life got hit pretty hard, spiritually, and I am slowly recovering from that…I have not hurt that bad in such a while ,it shook my foundations..truly.

I am wanting to get back on track in so many areas and writing on here is one of my goals…

Thus says the Lord Who made a way through the sea, A path through the mighty waters.
Remember not the former things,
Neither consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing,
Even now it is springing to light.
Do you not perceive it?
A way will I make in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert!

Isaiah 43:16, 18-19.

Misty

 

Allow me to tell you all about my new friend…

A couple months back we lost our other dog , Amelia, to heart disease and it devastated the whole family as that made it we had lost both the dogs in a fairly short time really.

Anyhow, my older daughter heard of a greyhound supporter who rescued them from all kinds of peril and looked to re home them.

We made contact with Julie and almost immediately went along to see her dogs.

We fell for Misty…

We brought her home and after a while she settled in well. She has her *own* routine lol…

You have no idea how much fun this big dog is!!

She has a character of all her own.

The best part is , we go for walks 2 – 3 times a day and every time we get to talk to someone who I may never have spoken to before…neighbours along our road, new people in the area, foreigners who are working here, temporarily, and am tripping out over how God is not only presenting me with a community to reach out with His love to, but am building up a rapore with them so that I get to mention, or talk about Jesus and it may be their very first time ever to have heard of the love of God.

Not only that, God has a true sense of humor . Generally, I hate walking as a rule, but since Misty arrived I have no choice in the matter!! She needs a walk, I need the exercise and all in all its happening without my thinking too much on it!

Here Misty enjoys her bed…a huge duvet with cover, just so soft and homely!!

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For all [these] things are [taking place] for your sake, so that the more grace (divine favor and spiritual blessing) extends to more and more people and multiplies through the many, the more thanksgiving may increase [and redound] to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4: 15

~Neglected Blog~

O I don’t quite know why? Perhaps I have been too busy in everything, recently, to think about writing my thoughts and stuff on line!!

Anyhow, today I thought I would update it and bring any readers who visit me my latest pondering s.

Somehow, God is holding me through what has actually been a difficult time for me. I have struggled with some issues that held me back from running the race in full view of everyone.

I became discouraged and despondent with some areas in my life that I knew needed altering and changing but just could not do it.

Then God challenged me.

He confirmed plans He has for me up ahead and I KNEW that today I need to apply the principles of God’s Word to my life and see to it that no longer do I live to please me or men but for Him who has done so much in my life already.

I have found I have gifts and abilities from God, and He is using me in the capacity of administration.

I LOVE what I do for Him and I cannot boast in anything except Christ Jesus.

It is HIS Grace which has kept me from stepping back and being in a place I never want to be found in again.

Click the link and listen to an inspirational music piece from Mercy Me

Bring The Rain

Anna is Home!!

Actually she has been home for 2 weeks now!!

Her trip to Uganda was awesome….she is still in the afterglow of it all.

Also, she has been blessed to get into a Christian school, as her present one is closing…

I really feel God has HIS hand on her life and am so blessed to be her Mother.

here are aome pics from her trip:

She is on the front in white

Meeting new faces in one of the poorer schools

Recipe Book

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      Here are some details of our current Fund Raiser!!

My daughter has been making cakes for some time now and sellig them after church on Sundays.

We were asked how you make a certain cake one time and so we decided to put togther a booklet with all 10 recipes in.

What followed was a frustrating time of planning, trying again and again til it worked but we now have the finished book ready for sale ….

This has been so much fun and such a good seller!! Thank you to all who have bought one, they made a huge difference to her funds …she is planning to take lots of games and creative things to the children over there as they have nothing! or at least hardly anything…

dsc00247.jpg  Each page has been laminated and connected with tags and decorated with ribbon!!

Uganda

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Ugandan Flag.                                                 Map Of Uganda    

I have been going to write this post on my blog for so long now, I really had to make the effort today!!

Maybe I have mentioned it before? but if not ,  my youngest daughter got the opportunity of a lifetime by being able to be part of a team going from her Christian School to Uganda in March 2008!!

To say we were excited for her is an understatement, not only has she ALWAYS wanted to be a Missionary since we homeschooled her but someone on a Mums message board read about her and promptly asked me for our details and then sent her a donation towards her deposit!! thus confirming for us God wanted her to go….

This past few months has been one journey and ever so exciting, seeing God lay on the hearts of others a desire to help and support her. We have been sent donations from so many people, and especially some pensioners in Wigan (you know you who are!) regularly sending her gifts…God is faithful

Our main source though has been regualry baking home made cakes and selling them on a Sunday following our church service.

We make everything, from Carrot cake to Chocolate cakes…all sorts each week…and we have a bunch of faithful sisters and brothers who rush up to buy!!

we have just paid her flight …*gulp* £479…and are in the process of getting her injections…poor girl is like a pin cushion!

The school has regular team building meets and she enjoys this a lot. They meet at the Head’s house who is so passionate about this trip and he is planning and excellently too I may add the itinerary.

All together there are 7 students and 4 adults. They will be working within the school that the school and church built and support. Ralph and Val have been over there for some time now and it is awesome what God is doing. We heard how some of the children will

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travel, mostly walking , 2 – 3 hours a day so that they can have school.

The team will take ideas for games, strengthening an ever growing team already there. They also will interact with the children as much as they can, having fun and teaching them about Jesus!

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Please join with us in praying for this trip, and that the Lord will touch the lives of all going in a way that will challenge and encourage them.

Thank you.