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

How have you all been??? We’ve had a good week and the weather has been absolutely beautiful – until today. We’ve had cold mornings but lovely clear sunny days which make getting washing dry much easier. Then today – Sunday it turned cold, wet and windy again but it’s not September yet so we still need a bit more winter to make us appreciate summer.

I finished the vest for our grandson and he was thrilled to get it and wear it.  It turned out a great fit and the colour looks really nice on him.That’s got all of them in hand knitted jumpers so now I’m working on something for when the new baby arrives.

My good friend who I meet with for Bible Study gave me some of her sour dough starter so I’ve been excited to get that going.  The first loaf I made didn’t rise quite enough but the next one was better.  I use a recipe that requires you to make a sponge first which is pictured below. You then add flour and mix it and place it a bread tin to rise again and then you bake it.  This loaf could still rise a bit more but I’ll keep on working on it. It’s great making bread when the wood stove is going to help keep the kitchen warm and rise it.We did another morning sewing for the Days 4 Girls ministry and then we met for Book Club. We are still working on Fervent and I enjoy getting together with the ladies to discuss it.

We started a new Bible Study with our small group and it’s on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. It’s a pretty heavy study but it looks good, nothing like getting your teeth into it.

The children also had their Bible Study this week and they are looking at baptism. They have a really good group of young people and it’s so nice to see them interacting together, and doubly good that it’s a Bible Study and not a youth group.

On Saturday, after music lessons we went and helped our son-in-law and no 1 daughter butcher some roosters. We did 5 of ours as well and managed to knock off 22 of them. The men did the butchering side, no 2 son and I did the plucking and the girls did the gutting. I’m not keen on gutting and after 22 I was getting over the smell of wet feathers.They all did such a great job and the 2 younger children kept up with us as well and we managed to get them done in 4 hours. The grandies were there to lend a hand too if we needed them.

That’s one more job off our no 1 daughters “to be completed before the baby comes” list. We had a great time together and it was a very good relationship building exercise.

Because it’s so cold and wet today we are keeping inside this afternoon trying to keep warm. Our no 1 son has been away up north again and he’s coming home tomorrow for around a week so we are looking forward to that. Then he’s back up north until the end of August.


Last week was busy at the end, this coming week is a bit busier earlier. We have dentist appointments and singing and piano lessons, my husband has a medical appointment and Bible study. Then we are home before Friday and the usual weekend busyness.

If our daughter goes into labour then we’ll be helping with the children and our no 2 daughter has her piano exam next weekend.

All good though and we’ve got a couple full days home. The children are learning to do their school while we are out and about and it keeps them on their toes.

Our minister has been preaching on the Sermon on the Mount and each week we have been challenged with our faith. This week it was title “A Radical Choice”. We have a choice to make – to follow Christ or not. There is no compromise.

Well my friends, I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you are all well.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. Psalms 121:1-2

Blessings my dear friends xxx

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5 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #178”

    1. Hey Donna, thanks and it’s really delicious. You can start your own starter by just mixing equal amounts of flour and water together and then adding equal amounts each day until you see signs of fermentation – bubbling, then you can use it. I was blessed to get some from my friend which made the process a bit quicker. I look forward to hearing how you go. Have a great weekend. Blessings

  1. Your grandson is so adorable. I love that sweet smile. 🙂 Wish I could have a slice of your bread right now. I can almost smell it.

    I just finished a Bible memory challenge on part of the Sermon on the Mount. Such rich scriptures and truths from Jesus! Have a great week, Terri.

    1. Hey there Lisa, thank you he is so cute and such a blessing. If I knew you were visiting I’d make you a fresh loaf of bread to share with you 🙂 Wow that Bible memory challenge sounds great, you are right – such great words. Blessings to you and have a great weekend. xxx

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