My two eldest children are travelling this week. Home base is San Francisco.
Friday, September 2, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Swimming with Gran today! What a treat. I'm having so much fun it can only get better by Mum agreeing to go by my "happy place" on the way home - Maccos.
An extra trip to see Gran and Pa this week to help with things. Perfect opportunity to have a swim on my own with Gran. Thought I was going to be lonely but it turned out better than I thought. So as the littlest guy in the family, it's not so bad to be on my own sometimes.
- Jedidiah aged 9 and a bit, nearly 10
Thursday, December 17, 2015
McDonalds for breakfast
A park bench, tall pines, an early morning cool breeze, deafening bird life - always tastes better that way!
Selfies - can't beat them really. Always happy and fun. Just thought my favourite little gingerbread house in the middle there adds some colour.
Swimming at Gran and Pa's pool!
Aw Mum. Another photo.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thess. 5:8
Monday, July 27, 2015
We waited for our friends to arrive. The date and time was set. The children had their noses through the blinds watching the street for a car to pull up. The agreed time came and went. Maybe they are running late we thought. We waited faithfully, thinking the best until about one hour later. Maybe they forgot, maybe we got the dates mixed up .... then a car pulled up but only one lady got out and the others stayed in the car.
I couldn't imagine what the story was but I vowed and declared to be grace itself at the front door. My friend was all smiles and happiness with a box of chocolates in her hand. For you she said. I wanted to thank you for all you have done for me (I had been mentoring this dear young mother on parenting a newborn baby, feeding, routines and settling methods). You have changed my life she said. Well, I hadn't, but I knew what she was saying. I was so glad someone was interested in my advice and was willing to glean at my feet. After all, I've been in the salt mines of motherhood for a few years now.
I delicately inquired about our play date but was told, they didn't have time and were on their way out and just wanted to thank me for my helps. Being the person I am, I smiled sweetly, thanked her profusely and closed the door. Then I felt unwanted, rejected. At the same time, I realized is this the way my Lord Jesus Christ feels when I don't spend my agreed quiet time with Him each day? .. . We have a time (around about) and a place - in summer it's the family room, in winter it's the rumpus room or the outside lounge area in the afternoon sun if there is any - and He faithfully meets me there every day. Some days I do forget and some days I'm there but my mind is somewhere else. Perhaps Jesus wants friendship with me too as I wanted with this lady and her lovely children and not simply my good works - the box of chocolates. Do I try to buy Him off with good works and nice thanks yous instead of "me", my heart, my worship, my time? I think sometimes I tell myself that that will do.
Lord, help me to remember it is not my sacrifices you desire but my heart, my time, "me".
And to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.