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

Another week gone by and winter has well and truly arrived. It has been cold, wet and windy here this past week and the wood stove is pumping out the heat. At this moment I’ve got a pot of pumpkin and artichoke soup cooking on it. I really enjoy making soup on our wood stove, it requires so little effort and energy.

To my friends in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope your summer is going well and your vegetables are growing nicely and your enjoying the fruits of your labours.

We had a couple of days at home this week which was nice and we caught up on some rest and housework.

We were able to take the children into the nursing home where my mother-in-law lives and they played their eisteddfod pieces for the residents and our no 2 son sang one of his songs. It was great to see how their music drew in more and more of the people. They had a great time and it blessed us immensely to be able to do it.

We had our training session on Wednesday for the Days for Girls ministry. I talked about this last week and we are making feminine hygiene products for girls overseas who have nothing available to them. It went really well and now we have enough cut out to keep us going for a while.

One of the ladies is sewing the bags that the kit goes in and another lady is sewing up the liners and our no 1 daughter and myself are sewing up the holders. Our no 2 daughter did a great job of cutting the bags out then helping with the children and organising lunch. Overall we had a great day with a bit of competitiveness between us all. Don’t worry – we all get on really well. We hope to get together in a couple weeks and then again during the school holidays.

We had our book club also and we were reading about “our past”. I think it was one of the best discussions we have had yet and everyone felt comfortable to share about their experiences of prayer and God’s grace.

The rest of the week was filled with the normal activities we usually do and also trying to keep warm as it was so cold.

I’m not going to do our top three this week because when the weather is lousy so it our internet. So I apologise for that. 

We’ve got our marriage course this next week and we’re nearly finished it with only two more nights to go. This course has been great and we have really hashed some stuff through and learnt a lot. We have become more aware of each other and our needs, if you get a chance to do a course like this I would highly recommend it. This one is The Marriage Course by Nicky and Sila Lee.

We’ve got our ladies mission group at church this week and after our meeting I am giving my testimony. It’s been good to think about how God has been leading me all my life and I’m looking forward to sharing the highlights with the ladies. I am a bit nervous though but they are a great bunch so I should be all right.

The rest of the week is the usual, my husband has his Father’s Course our Bible Study for the children next week will be a movie and pizza night. They are really excited about it and it will definitely be fun for them and we get to socialise with the other parents.

Okay my friends that’s it for this week and I’m looking forward to hearing how you have all been.

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

9 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #173”

  1. What is it about bad weather and spotty internet?? We have the same problem here, and it’s quite frustrating. Of course, we’re both well-entertained with the real life that surrounds us, so maybe a bit of a break from internet work is just what we need!
    I spent yesterday weeding off and on all day, trying to remember to take breaks from the hot sun . . . and the bending. I got the green beans and the kale and some of the cucumbers weeded. Our #2 son was visiting with his wife so we enjoyed having them here. Boy #3 turned 19 last week, so we celebrated with the family over the weekend. Any excuse for a gathering, right?

    1. Hey there Michele, it seems our internet is the same as yours, patchy at best. You are right though it’s good to have a break from technology. Sounds like you have been productive in the garden and that you have had some lovely family time. Blessings to you .

  2. Even though it’s quite hot here, in the 100’s many days, your pumpkin and artichoke soup sounds wonderful. I can eat soup any time. Stay warm. Thanks so much for hosting and sharing your life with us.

    1. Hey there Donna, it sounds very warm where you are, but I don’t think I could eat too much soup in the Summer. Thanks for your encouragement and I hope you are having a lovely summer. Blessings

  3. Thanks for hosting… it is finally warm and sunny here in the Pacific Northwest – summer has arrived and we don’t have any rain for at least 4 days – as I was reading your post, about soup and what you were cooking, I thought, ahhh fall is going to be just around the corner for us too…which means pumpkin everything. Have an awesome week yourself.

    1. Hi there Debbie, I’m glad to hear that you finally have summer weather and no rain. Our summer here can be patchy at times and I totally understand your excitement for some warmth. So if autumn/fall is just around the corner for you that means spring and summer is on the way. Love that God has put the seasons there for us and that nothing stays the same. Variety is nice. Blessings.

  4. How wonderful that you take your kids to the nursing home to visit your own loved ones plus encourage others as well. That’s a blessing! There are so many lonely people there that must really appreciate your time.

    1. Thank you Lisa, it was definitely a blessing for us all to be able to share our gifts. There are many lonely people there that get no visitors, so we’ll definitely do it again. I hope you are well. Blessings

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