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

I really don’t have that much to say this week except that I was totally worn out after our son’s 21st party last Saturday night.

So I didn’t really achieve too much this week until Saturday afternoon when my husband was at a meeting and I managed to mend 7 pairs of his work jeans and re-fitted a blazer I bought for our no 2 son at the op shop on Saturday morning.

Woo hoo what an achievement. Well I did do the washing and folding and our no 2 daughter reheated the leftovers for our meals so we didn’t even cook anything until Friday night.

No 2 daughter cooked us a stew for Friday night, and then my husband rang and said that we had been invited to friends for dinner as they had been tuna fishing and wanted to share.  So we enjoyed a beautiful meal of salads and tuna steaks and were blessed to bring home enough for 6 or 7 meals for ourselves. This fish was fresh from the sea and tasted just delicious.

5 went fishing and they got their quota – 2 each.
Maybe I should talk about what God has put on my mind. That may be more exciting than the pigs in the vegetable garden, digging it up.

Last weekend we were blown away with this family that visited us from NSW. These are the people our son is now working for. As our No 1 daughter said, spending time together with these people and their mum was like being at a retreat.

Their mum is an awesome woman who just brings every conversation around to God and where we should be with Him.  Her husband passed away 2 years ago from a heart attack. It was unexpected and I suggest a total shock, but she speaks of how God has led her to Him when she doesn’t think she can go on.

Matthew 27:50-51 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth shook and the rocks were split.

She talks about that because Jesus died the veil of the temple was torn so that because of his sacrifice we have the privilege to enter boldly into the throne room and live in the presence of God in the Holy Place, to surrender to Him, and all that we do is an act of worship.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

So I suppose in all that, we have been doing a lot of talk about walking the walk of our faith. Being a christian isn’t only about Sundays it is about every day and every thing that we do.

We also started doing a bible study with our younger children – up against just reading from a devotional. We started with Psalm 1, and the first night we did one verse. My husband then broke it down and we talked about what it meant to them. This was just great and we are keen to continue on with this each night when we can.

We need to encourage our children to read God’s word not just hear it on a Sunday but to actually immerse themselves into it each day of the week.

How do you encourage your children to read the Bible???

Okay onto our link up…

Our top three posts this week were…
thmb574c327f10d16 National Geographic for Kids – Tigers Book Giveaway! by Our Home of Many Blessings
thmb574d0352cb962Cooking Orange Rolls With Grandchildren by Grandma Ideasthmb574c6d6c2af08We Will Always Remember by Sharon Sharing God

Thank you for stopping by and linking up you are all such a blessing to me.

Okay onto the coming week…

Monday is the Eisteddfod and we will be in there all day. The children are in the morning, afternoon and then the evening session. They are excited and nervous at the same time but I think they are really looking forward to it.

We have talked about how we need to encourage others and if they don’t win they should be happy for those who do, because everyone has worked hard on their pieces to get them right. Our children are very gracious and this is such a blessing. Mind you they don’t mind winning either and this Eisteddfod comes with a $20 cash prize for each win, so that encourages them to do their best as well.

After Monday we will go back to the Eisteddfod on Tuesday night to see some older friends play. It is always good for the younger ones to see how the older ones perform.

Then the rest of the week is back to normal, school and cleaning and cooking. We now focus on music exams and scales – the children are so excited about getting back into their scales ;-).

What is God talking to you about, where is He leading you – I would love to hear about it.

I pray that you are all well and that God is working in your lives.

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 to you all dear friends xxxx

19 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #79”

  1. Good Morning Terry and happy week to you !
    I’ve never seen so many fishes and as big as those you’ve photographed, they’re truly stunning !!!

    Thanking you most sincerely for hosting every week this so lovely party, sweet friend, I’m wishing you all my best for your days to come, sending hugs and more hugs to you

    Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

  2. Such a good question: How to motivate kids to read the Bible? We’ve found just following up with them is helpful.
    “So . . .what are you reading?”
    “How’s your relationship with God?”

    1. Hey there Michele, Thank you so much for stopping by. I think reading the Bible together is good too and as our children are younger it helps them to understand what they reading when we discuss it. I am not reading any books at the moment but we have been doing a family study on Psalm, starting at Chapter 1. We read through a verse a night and then break it down and discuss it. My relationship with God??? Well do we ever think we are close enough or taking enough time. Our daily lives get in the road and I know that I would like to be spending more time with Him. I have been doing a lot of thinking about Worship and that is what I aim to study this next month. Blessings to you and yours xxxx

  3. I feel honored that my orange rolls were one of your top links! They are SO yummy and SO easy to make! And fish fresh from the sea!?! Wow! That is so amazing to this landlocked person.

  4. Thank you for sponsoring the link up. 🙂

    This seems to have been a year with several bends in the road. There have been a couple real surprises so far – such as our pastor retiring! Others are still unclear as to what is around the bend, so to speak. I’m not sure where the health issues will lead or if it will be anything serious. The other thing is still so unclear that I’m not free to say, but it is something that I hadn’t expected the Lord to even bring me to think about doing. It is rather exciting and intimidating at the moment. 🙂

    1. Hey there Mary, thank you so much for sharing your heart with us. I hope that the health issues are not serious and that the Lord will clearly lead you as to what and where He wants you to be. Sounds exciting. Blessings

  5. I love fresh fish. Your catch looks awesome. In fact, I love to catch fish as well as eat them. We basically fish for Specks aka as (Crappie).

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