Another week gone by and another week closer to spring, summer and then Christmas and the end of the year.

Where is is going, into the past and we can’t slow it down no matter how hard we try. So let’s just live our lives one day at a time with our eyes on the Lord.

Welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays. It is definitely winter here and it has been cold this past week. Now we don’t get snow here but the puddles outside were frozen over this week.

Here is No 2 son holding a piece of frozen puddle, he was so excited.
Ice on the ground at church after a hail storm this morning.
It is amazing where cats will go to keep warm. Ours has found a nice place to shelter from the cold in our esky.

We have had a nice week at home and we have really been working on our music and school. No 2 son is really moving along with his reading and this is just wonderful. I think teaching children to read is one of the hardest things, but when they finally get it, it is wonderful. A whole new world of books is opened up to them.

I have been thinking a lot about death this week and I suppose this comes from the father at church who passed away.  I was unable to make it to the funeral as No 2 son wasn’t well (he does have some chesty cough issues in this weather). My husband went and the church was over full, about 600 people attended.  He meant a lot to a lot of people that was for sure, but I suppose my husband and I were saddened by the lack of God mentioned in his obituary.

What do we want to be remembered for, for our ability to play sports the best, or our need/desire to bring our children up in the ways of God. Mmm it has definitely had me thinking.

We were able to face time with some friends in Canada this week and that was wonderful. They came over here over 2 years ago on a pastors exchange and spent 6 months with our congregation. Finally we had someone else at church who home schooled. We got very close and had a wonderful time together. My husband tries to talk with the husband every couple of months and loves discussing theological issues. I haven’t talked to my friend (his wife) for ages so it was nice to touch base again. We have made a decision to face time very shortly just the two of us to catch up on each others lives. For this I am grateful for technology, sometimes I am not.

I am glad for technology so that I can write this post and keep in contact with all of you who link up here each Monday. It brings a smile to my face to know that you care enough to stop by.

So without any further ado, onto our linkup.

Our top five posts this week were…

thmb55ad7ce3326293 Reasons You Should make Your Bed Everyday by Kelly at The Journey of a Stewardthmb55ac44430acce

Reclaim Your Life by Deborah at Growing In His Grace
thmb55ab940073866There’s No Place Like Home by Laura at Harvest Lane Cottage


A Spoiled Church – Part 2 by Cheryl at Homespun Devotionsthmb55ac7be905ab2Why Your Story Actually Counts by Kaitlyn Bouchillon It Just Takes One

And my favourite was….thmb55ad360449d09Helping My Child Through Grief by Aimee at A Work of Grace

Thank you everyone for taking the time to stop by. It is such a blessing and I enjoy reading what I can.

This week we are hopefully going to be attending a new course being run at our church called Christianity 101. This is going to be run every Monday night for 6 weeks and is for those people who want to know more about the Bible. We are hoping to attend to support those running it and we hopefully one of our friends will be attending and again you never know what we will learn.

We are off to Melbourne over the weekend for a family seminar, and character building course for our children. We haven’t been to one of these for quite a few years so it will be wonderful to see who is there and meet up with some old friends and hopefully make some new.

Sunday is music exam day, it is unfortunate it is Sunday but it is usually before or after worship which is good.

I have beanies to knit for the granddaughters and I really need to start on these this week. I use a wool that knits up like a fair isle pattern and they normally are really nice.

Otherwise, it is the usual stuff this week, and I really like the usual stuff, staying home, especially when it is cold.

I look forward to hearing from you all again this week and I pray that your days are blessed.

Love to you all my friends. xxxx

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.”


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

38 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #41”

  1. Thank you for hosting! It is so hard to believe it is cold and freezing anywhere when it is over 100 every day here in Memphis! I enjoyed your post today! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Debbie for linking up each week, it is much appreciated. Yes I find it hard to think of all the hot days you have when we are so busy wrapping up. Thanks and have a great week. Blessings

  2. Terri,

    Thanks for hosting again this week. I always enjoy reading your “news.” It makes me smile to think you are trying to stay warm and we are trying to cool off. It is supposed to hit 100 C here tomorrow. We have what we affectionately call “swamp coolers.” They cool by air passing over wet pads. They work ok in our desert climate most of the time, but when it’s humid like it is right now, they are not very efficient.

    Have a blessed week!

    1. Hey Donna, thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment. It is quite hard to grasp how different our weather is when it is so cold here and so hot there. Your coolers sound interesting, we just have a couple window air conditioners that work pretty good, but when it is hot, it’s hot. Thanks and blessings to you.

  3. I can’t imagine snow in our hot, hot, hot weather! I really love this part of blogging, getting to know people so far away. I hope you’re keeping warm Terri! Thanks for hosting!

    1. Thanks Jennifer for stopping by and for your comment. We don’t actually get snow here (which is a pity) but it does get really cold and now it is really wet and the ground is wet. The children do get excited when the puddles freeze over, which doesn’t happen very often. Yes I love this getting to know people better too part of blogging. It is so wonderful. Thanks and blessings to you all.

  4. How fun to think that you are looking forward to spring, summer, and then Christmas. I can’t imagine what a hot Christmas would look like. I loved reading your update and seeing your frozen puddles! Thanks for sharing and for hosting! 🙂

    1. Hey Kelsey, thanks for stopping by and for your comment. A white Christmas would be wonderful, ours are normally hot, although some can be mild, we live in a very variable climate where it can get really hot but we can usually get a nice sea breeze in the evenings (we are about 50 mins from the beach). Have a great week. Blessings

  5. Oh, dear friend! Thank you so much for the mention here…so grateful to you. I am so happy to know you had a good week, and this next week looks like one that you will get to stay home mostly and enjoy your family. It is very sad to read an obituary and hear of so many worldly accomplishments…but what about one’s soul? The only part of us that will last forever so many times gets put on the back burner. What will it profit a man to gain the whole world, then lose his own soul? I trust God will comfort all who mourn and miss the man who is now gone. God bless you with a wonderful stress-free week, Terri. Much love and hugs to you from across the miles!

    1. Dear Cheryl, thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I think hearing that the obituary was full of worldly accomplishments really hit me rather hard and has saddened me. You are so right about what will it profit a man to gain the whole world. Thank you for your prayers too, they are appreciated. Thanks for all the hugs and love, they make me feel so very special. Have a great God filled week and I pray that you and your family will be blessed. xxxx

    1. Hey Michele, thank you also for helping make the miles disappear by stopping by and linking up and also for your comments. I am encouraged by your posts and am enjoying getting to know you. Thanks and have a great week. Blessings

  6. Hello beautiful! I’m thrilled to be a part of your party. I hope you get a chance to stop by our party that starts on tonight at 7 pm. We would love to party with you twice! Lou Lou Girls

  7. It’s kinda fun to read about how different our weather is! We are in hot summer weather here in the mountains – still in shorts and sandals!

    On a more serious note, I read your post about the *legacy* that you want to leave. You had such full and thoughtful words. You captured just the kinds of things that I want to leave behind when I pass into my eternity. In the meantime, may everyone see Jesus in me.


    1. Hey Sharon, thanks for stopping by. I can’t imagine right now wearing shorts and sandals but I am sure in a few months it will be more realistic. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment. I am with you, in the meantime, may everyone see Jesus in me. Thanks and blessings to you and yours.

  8. I liked seeing where your kitty has been keeping warm!
    Thank you so much for featuring my post! I had been feeling so discouraged lately. That stupid lie of “No one reads your stuff anyway. So just quit” kept creeping up on me. I continued to be obedient and post a new piece…and I came here to link it up and my heart was warmed by your mention and ‘favouriting’ my post from last week.
    Thank you Terri.

    1. Oh Aimee please don’t listen to those lies about no one reading your posts. I so enjoy going to your blog and reading all that you have to say. You have such wisdom and I particularly liked last weeks post about helping your son through his grief. You have such a beautiful mothers heart and you are really an inspiration to me and I am sure many others. I have tried to leave comments on your posts but I can’t seem to find the spot to do that, it is most likely my problem, not being that computer savvy but just know that you are such a blessings to me. Thanks for taking the time to link up, I really appreciate it. You are awesome my friend. Blessings to you . xxx

    1. Oh Laura it was definitely a pleasure, I just so enjoy your posts. Thanks for faithfully linking up each week and I appreciate your comments. Blessings and have a great week.

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