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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #159

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Hi everyone, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

I apologise deeply for not being around last week and putting up the link up but I had a huge week and weekend.

I turned 50 on the 20th and my wonderful family took me on a lovely journey. I had an idea something was in the pipeline weeks ago but didn’t really know but through a series of events it culminated in a surprise party .

I was given a surprise birthday tea in town on my actual birthday and our son-in-law, daughter and their family came down. We had a delicious chinese meal and a fantastic cake, and a great time together. So this put me off the thought that there would be anything else happening.

The delicious birthday cake that our no 1 daughter made me.

Then life went back to normal until the Friday morning when my husband said “come on, let’s go for a coffee”. That was the start of the journey that finished (sort of) on Saturday night.

My amazing husband took me to Port Fairy for breakfast then on to Warrnambool where we went shopping and looked around until we could get into a lovely B&B for the night. We dined at a really nice restaurant (I had salmon) and then came back and watched a movie. It was very restful. I must admit I was a bit grumpy in the morning because I wasn’t dressed quite right and I didn’t have any make up on as I didn’t realise we weren’t coming home, but I got over myself eventually.

The next morning we brunched before going to see a movie at the cinema.We also did a bit of ocean gazing which is always nice.After the movie we traveled very slowly to Hamilton to our church hall for a party. I sort of knew when we headed that way that something was happening and I walked into the hall which was full of family and friends. Our daughters and friends had done a wonderful job of organising and cooking a delicious meal and setting everything up. I got another birthday cake and some very honouring speeches.

Our no 2 son was MC for the night and he did a great job and kept everything moving along nicely. We had friends visit from NSW and they stayed with us after the party and it was so nice to catch up with them all. Some of these friends left Sunday and some stayed until Tuesday and then came back again on Thursday and left this morning to head home.

It’s been a full on time and I’m tired but I am also so grateful to my wonderful family for all that they did for me, for making me feel special and for the effort that our friends went to to spend time with me on this occasion. So for those of you reading this a big kiss and hug to you all.

So apart from all that excitement it’s been life as usual :-), we haven’t done much music practice and school work but the children have helped cater for a party and spent time with some good friends.

The vegetables are coming along well and we’ve picked our first tomatoes this last week, not too many but enough to know that they haven’t failed. The cucumbers and zucchini keep on coming too and so do the capsicums.
These home grown tomatoes taste so delicious and strong, so different to bought ones.
We also harvested a row of potatoes this week and have them bagged and out the front for sale. They look good and the smaller ones are excellent roasted in the oven. We’ve been enjoying them and it’s great not having to buy any.I won’t do a top three this week but I’ll get back to that next week. I thank all of you who stopped by last week and I again apologise for not being here.

This week will hopefully be quieter but I’m not sure about that. My friend who I normally meet with is still away but will hopefully be back in a week or two. We’ve got singing lessons and our 2nd book club meeting. For the first get together we watched War Room and the movie has really impacted the ladies and it’s so nice to see them so excited about the book. This week we will be discussing the first prayer strategy and I’m excited about that.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the usual and I think we are going to the Port Fairy Folk Festival on Saturday afternoon to hand out bibles again.

Well that’s it my friends, after a fun filled, full on two weeks it will be nice to get back to normal and settle the children back into their routines.

Our no 2 daughter and myself will be doing a market in a couple of weeks so she’ll be busy making jewellery and I’ve got a few things planned as well, so that’s our free time gone, but that’s fun stuff.

My thoughts have been focused on Jesus being my best friend and being there all the time. He never leaves us and I’m trying to  be intentional in thinking that and remembering that.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


 

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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #158

 

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Hey there my friends, how are you all going? I’m watching some of you on Instagram and I’m slightly envious of all the snow, though I’m sure that it would get tedious and you are craving spring like we are craving Autumn.

Actually our weather is feeling very much like Autumn, cool nights and mornings and lovely sunny days. We have a warm week coming up this week which will hopefully help the tomatoes ripen. They are coming along nicely at the moment and there are heaps of green ones just waiting to turn red. Each season we try and get ripe tomatoes by Christmas and each season we fail, but we’ll keep trying and we’ve already got ideas for the coming spring planting.

The capsicums are growing well too and I’ve been picking heaps of long skinny ones and I’ve even managed to dry a few. The bigger “normal” ones are green and are looking really good.After I finish writing this I’m going to go and plant some broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, rocket and lettuce seedlings. I’m excited for the winter garden as well and what that’ll look like. Over summer we mainly eat salads so a good feed of vegetables like cauliflower will be very welcome once the months cool off a bit more.

I am so blessed to have the raised beds and thankful to my amazing husband for building them for me. At the moment he is laying out big squares of hay for our next spring garden. We have been given some old hay and he is laying it out end to end to make long garden beds which once spring comes we’ll plant straight into.

It was Valentines Day this last Wednesday and we don’t normally get too excited over it, a happy Valentine’s Day dear and a kiss is about it, but this year I invited my darling to dinner on our front veranda.   I sent him an invitation in his lunchbox and we enjoyed a lovely meal of steak with scalloped potatoes and salad. We even opened a bottle of wine that had been in the cupboard and enjoyed a lovely apple crumble for dessert. It was nice to sit together and talk our day through and enjoy each other’s company.

We also did school this week and I visited a friend and her baby at the hospital and did some mending and had the usual piano lessons and the children’s bible class.  Life has returned to the normal yearly busy with lots happening.

My husband is starting the Fathers Course he runs this coming week and our book club is starting this Thursday afternoon. Both of us are excited to see how these groups go this year.

Okay all, onto our link up…

Our top three this week… “Religious Pretenders” February 6 by Soul Survival The Inner Views of Brackin & Lindsay Kirkland of “Sounds Like Reign” by Homespun DevotionsChalk Paint Vs Milk Paint and the One I Prefer by Repurpose and Upcycle

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, it’s so great to see you back after our break over January.

This week is a busy one, but all good all the same.  We have my husband’s course starting and singing lessons. My husband and I are going to a food forum to learn more about growing vegetables and the like. Our book club starts and the children have their bible class as well. So it’s full on and I think I’m only home one whole day this week. The next week won’t be like that which is good.

My friend and I have started reading “A Wife After God’s Own Heart” and we will also be reading Titus and other wifely scriptures to go with it. She’s been pretty busy with her new baby (who is very cute) so hopefully over the coming month we can start getting together again.

The children are excited because they get to spend the day with their good friends this week while my husband and I are at the Food Forum. They are so blessed to have a good group of friends who accept them and love the Lord.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


 

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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #157

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Welcome back everyone to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

We’ve had a good week this week and we’re getting back into our routine again for the school year. We have heaps on this term so we’re busy trying to work out when to fit it all in.

We had a trip to Mt Gambier earlier this week to pick up another 100 day old laying hens.   We were blessed this time to get 50 Australorp crosses and the usual 50 White Leghorn crosses. We have been trying to get black ones for ages but they seem to be popular because this is the first time it’s happened. We are now interested to see how they perform compared with the white ones.At present they are in the brooder and in a couple weeks they will go out on the lawn and then, before winter they will be out free-ranging around the house, that’s when they really enjoy themselves.

While we were in Mt Gambier the children had a chance to look at a sink hole and enjoy some time in a lovely green park with beautiful trees. It’s only when you take pictures that you realise how quickly they are both growing up.We’ve got a couple of kittens at the moment and they are so cute together. They have no respect of personal space so if we are out having a coffee they are usually crawling all over us or trying to drink the froth off the top of the mugs. They’ll hopefully be good mousers, which is always a blessing on the farm.I was so excited this week to get our books for our book group at church that is starting in a couple of weeks. I’m not sure how many ladies are joining but at the moment it looks like about 8 and there are ladies that work and can’t join us but would like a book.Ever since I saw War Room and started reading this book I’ve had a heart to share it with others. Prayer is integral to our Christian walk and prayer in regards to spiritual warfare is the same. We need to recognise who the enemy is and not let him take hold in our lives.

I’m also looking forward to the accountability of my sisters in Christ to keep us on the right track as we pray for our family and friends.

The warmer weather has been integral in getting our vegetables growing and our zucchinis are producing really well. I was given some from a friend as well and missed a couple in the garden so I managed to get these bigger ones dried this week.I really enjoy my dehydrator and I’ve got garlic lined up for this week but I’m waiting for a cooler day for that. I might even run the machine outside so the whole house doesn’t smell like garlic.

My amazing husband has been busy with our no 2 son carting big squares of hay from one of the neighbours. We are laying this out in the vegetable patch so that we can plant into them in the spring. The hay needs the time to break down so that it’s suitable to plant in. This hay is old hay and is not suitable for stock feed any more, but it’s perfect for what we want.

So that was our week, along with all the usual piano and singing lessons, bible studies and church. Our pastor and his family have been on holidays and it’s nice to have them back again and to get back into the routine of the new year.

Okay, onto our link up…

Our top three this week were…My Actual Daily Work At Home Routine by Mama Finds Her Way 10 Perfect At-Home Date Night Ideas For Busy Couples by from Play Dates to Parties Snowdrops, beloved early signs of Spring by My little old world

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, it’s been lovely to have you here.

I’m looking forward to this coming week as we are home most of the time. I’m wanting to get into our school work and music practice because the following week is pretty busy.

The friend I meet for our bible study has been away for a couple of weeks and I’m hoping to get together with her this coming week and have a good chat and our study, but that’s still to be finalised.

I’ll hopefully be busy with the produce from the garden, getting it stored up for the winter and I want to prepare for our first book group and get myself organised for that too.

So that’s our coming week for you and I look forward to hearing about how you are all going.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #156

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Welcome back to you all, to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up. I apologise to you all for not getting back last week. The internet here at the end of the month is terribly slow so I decided to hold off until this week.

January is over and we’re already heading through February, where are the days going.

We had an extended Christmas celebration with friends on Christmas Day and then family on Boxing Day.  Suffice to say it was good fun and fellowship with water balloons, water pistols and food. My amazing BBQ’ing husband did a fair bit of this last month and will probably do a bit more before the summer is out.

The vegetable garden is going great, although I would have liked to have more volume of vegetables actually planted but I have learnt a lot.  I’m already looking forward to next spring where I can put into action all the new ideas I’ve got.

The zucchinis are now coming off in abundance and we are enjoying them fresh and I’ll be drying some as the month goes on.We had a wonderful day out in early January 4WD’ing with our children. We ventured down to the Otways where we saw what’s left of the 12 Apostles and London Bridge. Here’s some of us at London’s Bridge, it was really windy and cold which I didn’t mind but the others thought it was a bit much for summer. Our weather here can be so changeable but that’s the beauty of it for me, it’s never hot for too long and we can get a lovely sea breeze overnight to cool things off.We met up with this other cool bunch for lunch and it was great to see them again and then we enjoyed an afternoon of 4WD’ing that was good fun and challenging at the same time.The chickens are now over 2 months old and they are going great. They love leaving deposits on our front veranda which is a pain but my husband has now moved them out the front so hopefully they won’t do that again.

Our no 1 son bought me a lovely table and chairs for our front veranda and my husband and I have enjoyed many a breakfast out there but the chickens have stopped that for the time being.  I’ve just sent out our no 2 son out to give it all a scrub down so that we can enjoy the area again. I’m so blessed by our children and their willingness to help out around the place.

My husband has been growing potatoes and they are at harvest stage. They are delicious and roast up really well. We are going to leave them in the ground until we need them and will start selling them on our front stall in the next few weeks.

We are so blessed by how God is growing our garden and the raised beds are so good to work with too.

Well I could go on and on about what we’ve been up to but that gives you a small overview and I’m looking forward to hearing how you have been going.

Okay onto our link up…

Our top three were…. Applesauce Fruit Cake by Marilyns Treats Easy Crock Pot Roast Beef by Mrs. Kringle’s KitchenVictorian & Edwardian Christmas Gifts – Part 1 by Sew Historically

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, you have definitely blessed me by doing so.

Well with the near year begun so has school and music lessons. We are trying to find a routine at the moment and we’ll get there hopefully this week once all the other programs get started. We have already started piano lessons and singing starts this week.

We are starting a book club this month at our church and I’m excited about facilitating that and developing new and deeper relationships.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


 

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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #155

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Welcome back to the last Good Morning Mondays Link Up for 2017, next time we get together the New Year will be passed and the year begun.

I have decided to take a break until Monday 29th January 2018 and then our weekly link up will return, and I’ll be looking forward to catching up with you all again.

We’ve had a busy week and even our no 2 daughter has stated how quick it has gone. Even with our usual bible study and school finished there was heaps to do.

I met with my friend on Wednesday for our Bible Study and as usual we enjoyed our time together. We are taking a break between Christmas and New Year to spend time with family and she’ll be away as well for a couple of days.

On Thursday evening our no 2 daughter and myself went in to help friends deal with some ducks for Christmas dinner. I actually went to socialise but our daughter went to gut. They did six in all and I spent some time plucking black feathers out with tweezers (whilst I socialised). I’ve decided that if we ever have ducks we will definitely have white feathered ones.Our new hens are over a month old now and they are going really well. They enjoy being on the lawn but it won’t be long before we need to move them to a bigger pen, they are growing so quickly.I made up a couple more home made pots with succulents for friends, the little white one has already been gifted and the other one will go on Christmas Day.Our wonderful no 1 son bought me this lovely outdoor setting for Christmas. I have been wanting a nice table and chairs for our front veranda and we finally found one that wasn’t too expensive. I’ve even got a nice pot of succulents on top and I’m looking forward to many cuppas and chats out there.It’s set up to look over our front yard to the highway and it’s a pleasant, restful view.

It’s been a busy weekend, finishing and wrapping presents and cleaning up outside so that we can eat out there. Christmas Day is meant to be quite cool but we’ll be sheltered out the back. We are having friends over for Christmas dinner and there will be eleven of us. We are really looking forward to it and the children are keen to have their friends here to play.

Boxing Day we will have our family here, and we will enjoy another dinner together. What with family and friends there will be plenty of fellowship over the days coming up, and for us that’s what it’s all about – giving, caring and sharing of all that God has blessed us with.

Due to our dodgy internet I can’t do a top three, we are working on fixing the problem but just haven’t gotten there yet.

Thank you for sharing your posts on our link up and may you be blessed each time you visit.

After Christmas we will be just chilling out before the New Year and tidying up. We don’t have anything really planned and I’m looking forward to doing some knitting and crocheting and catching up on some Bible Study.

Well my friends, I hope and pray that you will all have a blessed Christmas and that God will impact your lives as you come into 2018. May we all endeavour to live for Him every single moment and day of our lives.

Have a great Christmas, New Year and January until we meet up again.

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


 

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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #154

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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

Only a week to go to Christmas, my how the year has gone by. I remember as a child that Christmas holidays always took so long to come around, but not anymore.

Our no 2 son turned 10 this week and was thrilled with his new Lego creation and it only took him 2 days to get it done. He’s really amazing with how he can build these things and he is learning so much. This one is an air operated but it does have instructions for putting a motor on it as well.I met with my friend again this week and we are enjoying our time together getting to know one another and studying Mark. The children had a great time in the playground and we are looking forward to our time again this coming week. My friend is going away after Christmas so we won’t meet until the New Year.

My wonderful husband has been busy at work fixing tractors and headers to keep them running for harvest time. He keeps all his tools in his truck and he does a great job, and he can fix just about anything. We are so blessed to have him working so hard to support us all.

It was the children’s last piano lesson this Saturday and they gave their teacher one of the pots we made with succulents in it. It looked really cute and if the plants die she can use the pot for something else. It’s really a win win situation :-).Our lovely son-in-law, no 1 daughter and family were down over the weekend to help celebrate our son’s birthday. We had a lovely BBQ in the botanical gardens after church on Sunday with family and friends.

I apologise that there is no top 3 this week, once again our internet is rather slow… oh well onward’s and upward’s…

This coming week is sort of busy sort of not, there’s last minute Christmas gifts to make and food to organise.  I meeting my friend again for Bible study and our no 2 son has a dentist appointment.

Christmas will be over two days for us with friends joining us on Christmas day and our son-in-law, daughter and family joining us on Boxing Day. So two feast days for us and lots of fun.

After Christmas it’s planning for New Year and then onto our new school year.

Our minister has been preaching about the Love of God and what that actually means to us. All I can say is wow and it’s convicting.

May you all have a good week, I pray that it won’t be too hectic and that in all the preparations for Christmas we don’t forget what we are really celebrating.

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #153

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Hi everyone, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

As the weeks get closer to Christmas time seems to speed up and it can become quite hectic. I am thankful that we don’t have a lot of Christmas breakups to attend as it makes life much easier.

In Australia it is the end of the school year and we don’t start back until the end of January so the period over Christmas is our summer holidays, although at the moment summer is hiding.  We like to start school in mid January so that we’ve got some routine before we start our usual music lessons and other classes.

We had our weekly Bible study this week and due to other commitments it was our last one for the year. We had been going through a DVD series on the Reformation and it was so good to hear about the Reformers who gave so much of their lives to the working of presenting the truth of the Bible to the everyday people.

I also met with my friend for our Bible study on Mark and we are enjoying our time together and we are becoming good friends and learning so much from each other. The children had a good time in the park to this week and they enjoy each other’s company as well.

On the farm front the piglets are starting to roam and are often seen out and about.They are so cute but as they get bigger and dig deeper they can be a bit destructive.

My amazing husband and our no 2 son got in and rotary hoed the 2nd raised bed and then they helped me mulch it. It is so good to have this job done. We then planted a couple banana trees and some tomatoes and more zucchinis in the bed.
We also planted some more pumpkins and I’m looking forward to harvest time.

We had our last pottery session for the year and I brought home my honey pot and a few other dishes. I’m so pleased with this but I’m not sure I want to use it in case it gets broken.
Our no 2 daughter brought home a couple of pots as well as this one below which she has just left in the plain terracotta. This would be a great bread basket because you can actually put it in the oven to heat up or it would also look good with succulents in it, but she hasn’t decided yet.We had out local Christmas Carols on Friday night and there were also some games, a puppet show, craft and stories in the gardens for the children before hand. Our no 2 daughter had a great time helping one of the ladies from church with the craft activities and our 2 no son had a great time playing with his friends.

The carols were lovely and it was so nice to sit and sing our lungs out in praise and worship to God.

We’ve had a quieter weekend which has been nice. My husband had work he had to finish on Saturday morning so he took our no 2 son with which he always enjoys, and he is learning so much.

Okay that’s our week, onto our link up…

Our top three this week were…Links, Books, and Things I Love – December 2017 from Lisa Notes….The TRUTH Behind Perfect Facebook Posts… by Taylor-Made-Homestead Best Health and Fitness Gifts for 2017 by Looney For Food

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, it is always a blessing for me.

Well my friends this coming week we have no Bible study on Tuesday night but I am still meeting with my friend for our study of Mark. We have no pottery but the children have their last Bible Class for the year on Friday.

We need to see a dentist for our no 2 son so that might be Friday as well if we can get in.

It’s our no 2 son’s birthday this week so that’ll be fun and he is looking forward to it as well. There is a couple from church getting married on the weekend and we have all been invited to the afternoon tea, so that should be nice.

Christian weddings are just wonderful, when a man and woman become one united under God it is a blessing.

Okay my friends have a great week and I look forward to hearing about how you are all going.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #152

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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

We’ve had a hot and humid week with thunderstorms and plenty of rain and then later in the week we got cold weather. That’s the joy of living here, it’s never too hot or too cold for too long.

The start of the week was quieter which was nice after a big weekend, but my amazing husband still went to work, even in the hot weather.  It was his birthday on Thursday and I’m so blessed to have him in my life and I really appreciate all that he does for me and our family. It was our no 1 daughter’s birthday on Wednesday too so it was nice that we had spent time together the week before. The next birthday is our no 2 son’s in December and he is turning 10 and is so excited about that.

After it cooled off a bit the children and I got some more work done in the garden. We haven’t quite finished planting everything yet but we’re getting there. The strawberries are going great and we are enjoying the fruits as they ripen.I met with my friend this week to continue our study of Mark. I’m really enjoying it and it’s nice to spend time talking and getting to know each other better. I’m looking forward to deepening this relationship over the coming months. We have been meeting in the park so that the children can play but it was so hot that we met in the church hall. This was much better because we weren’t there long and we had a massive thunderstorm and we were pleased to not be out in it.

We had our second last pottery lesson this week and we are finishing up and glazing our items. We got to bring home a few things this week and the bowl below is one that our daughter made. She did a great job and it’s the perfect size for breakfast or dessert.
I finally got to bring home my butter dish and it looks great. I’m so pleased with it but I’m a bit nervous to use it in case it gets broken. The jug I made will probably be used as a vase, because I’m not sure if we can trust the handle or not, but it’ll be good for that.Friday the children had their singing lessons and Bible class and both of these are almost finished for the year. They are enjoying their singing and they have made some great friends at the other class as well.

It was so cold and wet on Saturday that we didn’t get too much done outside but we finished a few inside jobs instead.

On Sunday we had our last fellowship luncheon for the year and we enjoyed a lovely BBQ and time together. These luncheons are so important for healthy church relationships, it’s so good to take the time to get to know one another.

Okay that’ll do, onto our link up…

Our top three this week were… 26 Devotions Focusing on Christ in the Nativity Alphabet–Behold by Beth Willis MillerHard Questions: Can You, Should You Give Thanks For That? by The Cotton Apron
Is the Devil about to REEL You in? November 23 by Soul Survival

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up.

This coming week we are going to do our Christmas cards and send them out, we’re also going to start on some Christmas gifts. We have our Tuesday night Bible Study as well and I’m meeting with my friend again to do our Bible study on Mark.

We’ve also got our last pottery session for the year and we won’t be able to bring everything home this week but we’ll have to collect it before Christmas.

I’m not sure yet what’s on next weekend but I know we’ll have piano lessons and then home time.

I’ve started a study with the Koinonia Institute with Chuck Missler and it’s been really good so far. I started on the Old Testament and it’s so amazing to hear of all the different codes that have been placed in the Bible. These codes don’t matter to our daily walk but give God’s word authority and authenticity, it’s just so great.

I hope I can keep up with it, this Old Testament course is 12 weeks and then I want to do the New Testament in the New Year.

I’m excited for next year and we are starting a Book Club at our church for the ladies and I’m blessed to be able to facilitate this group. The first book we are starting on is Fervent which connects with the movie War Room. Interesting times ahead.

So that’s our week for you and I look forward to hearing about how you are all going.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


 

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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #151

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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

Another week gone and another week closer to Christmas, it feels hectic but I’m not sure why??

It’s been warm here this week so the children and I got out in the mornings after breakfast to work in the garden and got nearly the first raised bed weeded and mulched and planted out. Then later in the week it was hot and humid and we had thunderstorms and heaps of rain which for us is such a blessing (but not for the farmers trying to bale hay).

We’ve still got another bed to get mulched and planted but we’re hoping to get it done this week. My husband brought over the hay so it’ll just take a bit of leveling and then spreading the hay out. The good thing with the big squares is that you can take slices off and lay them on the beds.

Our no 2 son was blessed to go with his dad on a job on Monday afternoon and that is always fun.  They were up the bush and on the way home there were heaps of blue tongue lizards around and crossing the road and they stopped and he caught one.  

We have now officially finished farrowing – that is all our sows have had their piglets. We are so blessed by God’s provision and the health of the little piggies. Below is a picture of the Saddlebacks, they are different to the other ones with being solid in colour with the white strip. Actually some of them are plain black, but that’s fine for us.I met with my friend on Wednesday lunch time and we had a lovely afternoon in the park having a picnic lunch and then doing our Bible study together. The children had a great time too, it was very warm but there was a nice breeze which kept it pleasant. We are learning heaps too going through Mark together and are growing closer together as friends and learning about each other as well.

Our son-in-law, daughter and their children came down for a night to help our no 1 son work on his vehicle. It was great to have them and as it was our son-in-law’s birthday we did have a bit of a feast to celebrate. We had roast lamb and goat, potatoes and salad and a peach trifle and an amazing cream sponge cake made by our no 1 daughter. Suffice to say we didn’t go hungry.

Our no 1 son and his oldest niece enjoying a cuddle before dessert.

Here’s our 2nd granddaughter with the beautiful and yummy sponge her mum made for her dad’s birthday. Sunday we had church and then we had a BBQ lunch in our local botanical gardens for a church friends 30th birthday. It was a lovely time of fellowship and enjoyed by all.

I apologise that we are having internet issues again so I can’t do a top three but we’ll be back next week.

This coming week we want to get more veggie gardening done, we want to make some Christmas cards and finish up some school work. We’ve got piano practice to do and our usual Bible Study on Tuesday night.

We’ve been doing a study on the Reformers and we’ve done Luther and Calvin and this week we’re up to Tyndale . It’s been very interesting.

We’ve got pottery lessons on Thursday night and this is our second last one so we are busy finishing off and making terracotta items as they don’t need double firing.

Children have their Bible class and singing lessons on Friday and I’m hoping to get together with my friend as well to do our Bible study.

It’s also our no 1 daughter and my husbands birthday this week so we’ll be having a special meal one night for that.

So that’s our week for you and I look forward to hearing about how you are all going.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #150

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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS LINK UP

Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

It’s been a busy week for us but we have achieved a heap. We had to get the potatoes in the ground because a) they needed to get in and b) we needed the trailer. So Monday was spent cutting and planting 400 kgs of potatoes with the job being finished off on Wednesday. My husband did a great job and with the help of our younger two children he planted, fertilized and mounded the patch before we had heavy rain.

Rows of potatoes

There is now water lying in the furrows between the rows but that is such a blessing and will definitely give them a good start.

Two of the sows we were waiting on to deliver us piglets did that as well this week, with one delivering Monday morning and one Tuesday morning. We now have over 20 piglets with more due shortly from another 2 sows.We had our ladies mission group Christmas luncheon on Wednesday and after that I met with my friend to continue our study of Mark. We are really enjoying this and after we study we are getting to know each other so much better.

We had our usual pottery lesson on Thursday night, but I can’t show you any pics because I’m moving into Christmas present time. We’ve only got a couple of classes left but I think that will be enough time to get everything finished.

Friday my husband and the children were busy planting tomatoes and they got 125 in the ground with another 125 going in on Saturday. We had a couple of big thunderstorms this week and heaps of rain so the ground is nice and damp again and the air is very muggy due to the warmth.

Friday afternoon the children had their usual Bible class and my husband went to pick up 100 day old chickens to add to the mix of farm life. These are our usual White Leghorn x New Hampshire chickens that will (in about 16) weeks start laying beautiful big eggs. Most of these will be for sale and this is our no 2 daughter’s business venture.
They are cute and fluffy now but they’ll grow up pretty quick.

Saturday was a busy veggie gardening day and on Saturday night our children were involved in playing background music for a YWAM dessert evening. It was a great night with funds being raised to purchase medical equipment for PNG, and it was good practice for the children too.

Sunday afternoon was our usual rest time so that we sort of catch up for the coming week, that doesn’t always happen but we try. My husband loves to get outside as that’s what he finds relaxing, me… I like my feet up 🙂 .

Okay, onto our link up…

Our top three posts this week were… Oven-Baked Scrambled Eggs by The (mis)Adventures of a Homesteadin’ MamaHappy Homemaker Menu Plan Monday week 46 of 2017 by Chasing My LifeWhat if My Brokenness is Not About Me by Be Thee Inspired

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, you are such a blessing.

This coming week is somewhat quieter with the gardening stuff anyway. My husband will be off farm working this week to catch up on some jobs and I’ll be getting back into routine with school and music.

We have our usual Bible study on Tuesday night and we are studying the Reformers. It’s definitely interesting and we did Martin Luther last week.  Wednesday I meeting with my friend to do our Bible study and I think we’ll go to the park and have lunch as well. Then I’m home until our Bible class on Friday, there’s no pottery this week due the teacher being away.

We have a few birthdays over the next couple of weeks so I’m sure at some stage we will be getting together with our daughter and her family shortly.

We’re being challenged at the moment on forgiveness and handling things the way God wants us too. It’s so challenging to deal with hurtful words and misconceptions against you, but only God knows the truth and we answer to Him. Forgiveness is key to our Spiritual health and well being, don’t believe anyone who says it’s not important and there are plenty of scriptures to support that theory.

We are looking forward to Christmas and all the joy and love and getting together with family and friends that all entails. We are almost in planning mode and I look forward to getting it all sorted with our no 2 daughter and no 2 son over the coming weeks.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


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