Hey everyone, welcome back to a new week at Darling Downs Diaries and our next Good Morning Mondays Link Up.
Where is the year going, it’s half over all ready. I’m thinking back to what has happened over the last six months and what stands out.
On the farm we have been busy making garden beds and planning and planting our orchard. Earlier in the year we harvested what vegetables that grew after a very wet winter and spring. Next spring we are all prepared with our raised beds and growing our kitchen garden in them.
My husband has been busy laying out hay for our permaculture vegetable patch and is looking at getting that finished in the next month or so. It’s been a dry winter so far so we aren’t under water like we usually are this time of the year, but August is usually our wettest month.
One of the biggest things for us this past 6 months is that we changed churches and we are now going to our another fellowship. We changed because the church we were attending were not standing on scripture and were allowing certain things to be voted on and this just didn’t sit well with us. As parents we wanted to show our children that it is so important to stand on scripture and not be swayed by the worlds thinking.
This change has challenged us deeply and is strengthening our faith and our resolve to stand on the Word of God. We are making new friends and really re-looking at everything we’ve assumed to be right. It is always good to be challenged to think about what God wants us to be doing.
We’ve also been blessed over the last couple of months with an amazing amount of work for my husband. We truly see God’s hand on our lives and thank Him with a sincere and grateful heart for all He does for us. We are very unworthy recipients of His love.
This past week we had another eisteddfod, this one in Warrnambool. We enjoy this one especially because we get to spend time with some friends down there and our son-in-law, daughter and their children usually come. We finish the night off at our friends house for tea and the children have a great time and we enjoy catching up and the fellowship.
The children each received two first placings and both also got other placings as well. Once again they did a great job and our no 2 daughter also got an encouragement award which will help pay for her lessons.
I also finished the jumper I was making for our son-in-law and it fit. I’m so happy with how this jumper turned out and he really likes it and that makes me very excited. I’ve got a new project on the go now and it’s something a bit different for me and a wee bit harder so I’ve got to concentrate when I’m doing it.
I also enjoyed spending some time with our grandson over tea the other night. He was really tired and didn’t feel like having his photo taken. Onto some farm news, I thought I’d include a picture of our saddlebacks. They are really growing and are probably our nicest natured pigs. This past weekend we also had my husband’s Good 2 Great Fathering Course Graduation. We shared a meal and the fathers and their children each did an item. It was a lovely night and it was enjoyed by all.
We also had a luncheon after church today and that is always a good time of fellowship as well. It was nice to get home and chill out for a bit too.
Okay, onto our link up…
Our top three this week were…The Beauty of a Modest Soul by My Little Old World Updates – 6/21/2017, Prayer Requests, & More Arsenal Scriptures by Homespun DevotionsFaux Jack In The Box Tacos by The Bearded Hiker
Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up.
This coming week will be back into school and the continuing of piano practice for the exams in about 4 weeks. It is technically school holidays here but we’ll be using the time doing school.
I’m hoping to do more planting in our aquaponics system this week and some weeding in the raised beds as well.
What’s on your agenda this week???
Thank you all for your support and may God bless you all.
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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