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’s awards.

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.

Our son-in-law and his oldest daughter and his new jumper.

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


You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.

13 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #131”

  1. We changed churches nearly 20 years ago, and I still remember it as one of the most difficult decisions of our married life. So thankful that you’re beginning to settle into your new church family.

    Congratulations to you on the well-fitting jumper and to your children on all the ribbons and awards!

    1. Hi Michele, thank you for your words of encouragement and for sharing part of your journey with me. Thank you so much for your support of this blog I appreciate you friendship very much. Have a great weekend. Blessings

  2. Thanks for featuring my tacos! I just found your blog a couple of weeks ago and glad I did. I love reading about your goings on…I had to look up what an eisteddfod was. You probably think your goings on are pretty mundane but it’s so far from my life…it’s very interesting. Thanks!

    1. Hi Jaxx, I was happy to feature your tacos and welcome to Darling Downs Diaries. I guess I think our life is pretty mundane and that’s why I love hearing and reading about what other people are doing. I appreciate your words and I look forward to hearing more from you. Blessings

  3. Dearest Terri,
    I’m so sorry not to have any post to share this week, but, believe me, when I saw that my last week post was featured, well, I have to admit that my heart was filled to overflowing, I have no words to express the inner joy I’m still feeling !!!

    Sincerely grateful for sharing another so enthralling post of yours and for hosting always such an inspiring link-up party,
    I’m sending blessings on your week just begun, Dearest One,
    may it be filled with love and smiles

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

    1. Hey Dany, that’s okay about your post, I’m just so happy to hear from you each week, you bring a smile to my face. Thank you for your support and love. Have a great weekend. Blessings

  4. Changing your church community is always a big deal. I’ve had to do it a few times in my life. Leaving behind friends was so hard. But God always brought blessings in the change so I’m happy he’s doing the same for your family! As usual, love all your pictures here.

    1. Hi Lisa, you are so right, and God is definitely bringing blessings and new friends. Thanks for stopping by and for your encouragement and support. Have a great weekend.

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