Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New home for the baby to be :)

Today Anna was given the keys to her and Andy's brand new home in Portsmouth. 

Praying that they would know much peace and blessing now as homeowners. 

Looking forward to our first visit. 

Friday, November 06, 2015

He left us two months ago .. Still crying :(

Chester. Who was my companion for 13 years,almost all of the time  I have been a minister,  passed away two months ago on Sept 11th. 
I still miss him. 
Dogs are wonderful , so faithful , they love you unconditionally , they love you more than they love themselves. 

Chester will always have a special place in my memories x

Au Revoir is much better than goodbye

Paul and Ali , who are the greatest of friends , today began a new adventure . Leaving this green and pleasant land to make a new home in France. 

A new chapter begins and we look forward to enjoying the French experience with them every now and then. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Never forgotten

8 years ago .... Still seems like yesterday 

Phil and Trae

It was good to have Phil over on Sunday for Bethel's anniversary services. 

Also good to catch up with the "Hippie from Mississippi " Trae 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

New Chapter

Spending some time this weekend with Paul and Alli , Matt and Samantha before they move to France to begin a new chapter in their lives. ( and ours ��) 

This house holds so many memories for our two families, fourteen years of them  , memories that bind you together in mutual love as families together ride the roller coaster of life's experiences. 

So now the new chapter begins in France for them ..  So a new set of French  experiences is eagerly anticipated .��������

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Christmas ... Begins again

The season of advent for me is a season of great joy.Not the joy of shopping or the joy of too much turkey and mince pies but the joy of knowing that the King of Glory came down and dwelt among us. 

The one who was so rich with all the blessings of heaven that he gladly left behind to become poor and dwell amongst us ... He came to show us the way. ... So look to Him this advent season and not to what you have or don't have and know the real joy of Christmas ... Jesus Christ our Lord our Saviour .

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Graduate.

Last week Katie graduated. Well done
Katie xx

Another farewell and a new chapter ...

Said goodbye to our house in Elder Gardens today. Four happy years there and Five great years at Bridge chapel. 

Now a new chapter begins with a new community of believers at Bethel Green lane. 

Trusting every day to Him , knowing that I walk in his peace as he marks out the way ahead for me and my family and our new church family 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pain and suffering are all ultimately temporary for the Christian x


Tea and sympathy :) .... Not ...

Enjoyed a nice cup of Herbal Tea with Laura today ... Ginger root and ' basket of berries' , hopefully it will make the cold that she has disappear. 

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Katie begins a new chapter ....

A couple of Saturdays ago  was the day when Katie began her new adventure in Loughton Essex. Her new job with Yummy Jobs in Epping has led to her southern migration ! 

Sad to see her finally fly the nest but trusting that The Lord has lots of good things in store for her down there. 

Silence ....

In our lives we have lots of noise .... TV , Radio , Facebook, Twitter, snapchat ... It is becoming harder and harder to sit in silence before The Lord and to know his peace. 

I am always fascinated by the account of the building of the temple by Solomon. All the stones where placed one on top of the other in complete silence. The presence of God causes us to marvel and wonder and worship in silence. 

1 Kings 6:7
" When the house was built, it was with stone prepared at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron was heard in the house while it was being built."

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sweet and Sweat :) !!!

Because of this .......

We need to do this .....:)

God's way is ALWAYS right.

The wisdom from heaven if heeded would cause us not to fuel the fires of gossip . Don't talk about someone behind their back. Even if you have been wronged. Instead give them to God in prayer . He is the one we should talk to. So stop putting the wood on your fire today and watch how the peace of God works. 

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Philippians 4 .... Over mint Tea ... Rejoice in The Lord always and again I say rejoice

Sometimes when I spend time in The Word with pen and moleskine to hand the sense of His presence is palpable. " The Lord is at Hand " 

Grace and Grasmere

Thankful for good friends and great places. All of which are supplied by the grace of God. Grasmere with Paul and Ali ... Another great set of memories. 

More Wem Carnival capers....meet the Flinstones :)

Phil has a knack of persuading me to do the unusual when it comes to serving The Lord. This time we dressed up for the carnival whilst a team of folk handed out good news to all who would take a leaflet. 

Great day and our float won second prize. Well done Tee. 

Friday, September 05, 2014

To dwell with Him

It is possible to walk in communion with Jesus wherever you may be 

In a coffee shop .. He speaks .. When you walk your dog .... He speaks.