Hey there everyone, welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays Link Up.
We had a busy gardening week and the weather is finally warming up some. When I see all you Northern Hemisphere folk starting your wood heaters and using your vegetables to make comforting warming stews I feel I small jolt of unbelief that our winter has gone.
I try and enjoy all the seasons but I so enjoy winter and keeping warm and cosy and being able to do heaps more inside jobs. Summer is good but it is definitely an outside time of the year.
We’ve been planting our tomatoes this week and managed to get them all in by Saturday afternoon. We also put in about 30 capsicums and 30 celery seedlings as well. I am hoping to dry the produce from them this year as it was great just grabbing a jar of dried vegetables and using it in soups and stews in the winter.
Here are a couple rows of tomatoes, in the end we had 6 rows, that’s almost 500 tomato seedlings. We are hoping to preserve heaps again this coming year and sell some at our roadside stall. The season is late and there is talk of rain right through January but only God knows what is going to happen so we put them in with hope and prayer.
We spent last Sunday with our son-in-law, daughter and their children and we had a great time. It is always fun to get together, eat, talk and play. They always enjoy having granddad around to tickle them.
I have been having a craving to use my dehydrator lately so I dried some of my sourdough bread into crumbs. This was just great and now I have them on the shelf ready to use whenever I want them.
I mentioned a couple weeks earlier that I was crochetting a bathmat for us out of fabric scraps, well I haven’t finished that one yet but I finished a rug for a friends birthday. So it is finally gifted so I can share it.I was really pleased with how it turned out and the colours look great, the photo doesn’t really do it justice. It is only a smaller size one for maybe beside her bed, but I’m sure she’ll find a place for it. I so enjoy making things for gifts and I especially enjoy giving them.
Last Sunday’s message was on Jonah, only half the first chapter but we have been discussing this during our nightly studies. It’s an amazing story and I know I said to the children that it’s only 4 chapters in the bible but Veggie Tales got a whole 90 min DVD out of it. They thought this was funny.
We’ve gone from Abraham who was so obedient in taking Isaac to be sacrificed and Jonah who ran from God because he didn’t want to deliver the Lord’s message. Such good discussions this brings up.
Our dear friend Mr H passed away on Tuesday night. I want to thank all of you who have been praying for him and his family. His funeral is on Monday afternoon so I ask that you pray for comfort for his family and friends at this time.
My husband saw him on Saturday week ago in hospital and he was going to be coming home on the Monday but by Tuesday night he was gone. He went really quickly but we are glad that he didn’t have to suffer in pain for long.
Okay onto our link up…
Our top three this week were…Just Keep Sinning by Lydia at Journey Of The WordGratitude When You’ve Got A Bad Attitude by Nicki at Showered In Grace The Lie: You are Good Enough by Helene at Maidservants of Christ
Thank you for stopping by and linking up. What a great array of posts there are to enjoy.
Okay this week is the usual although we have our friends funeral on Monday afternoon.
I have been trying to clean up some garden beds around the house and we have been doing a bit most days and they are coming along well. I need to start keeping an eye on the veggies and keep the weeds under control out there and not let it get away on me and then it is a huge job.
The children are coming along with their piano so it’s more practice and more school. I was thinking of changing our days around as it warms up and get outside in the morning and back inside in the afternoon for book work, but we’ll see.
The chickens are growing and will soon out grow their pen so my husband and I have been thinking of where to put them.
Everything is on the move around here and it is exciting, everything is growing and changing.
I hope this week to move on with our Bible program and see what happens next to Jacob and Esau and we might do a bit more on Jonah at nights too.
Next Saturday we are meeting our son-in-law, daughter and children in Halls Gap for a BBQ and maybe a game of mini golf. We have 4 birthdays in the next few weeks, our son-in-law, no 1 daughter, my husband and then our no 2 son in mid December. So it’s a birthday get together.
This next months topic is TAKING OUR THOUGHTS CAPTIVE.
Also remember you don’t have to link up, but I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section, so stop over if you get the time.
Also another update and thank you for those of you who have been praying for Jotham. He came home from hospital in Melbourne on Saturday. It seems his issues were medication related. He has some improving to do but God is definitely in control and cares for that little boy and can do great things with him. Please continue to pray for his improvement.
I pray that you will have a blessed week my friends and may God lead and guide you in your everyday life.
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.”
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