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Another day has gone by and it is bed time.  I am tired, it’s been hot and we’ve been busy, and in town shopping,

I’m sitting here thinking that I need to go to bed.  My men folk are out at a fire brigade training session and will not be home for a while yet.

I could go to bed and read and pray or just sleep, but I know that I should be praying for my family.

I know of a family where the grandmother prays for her children and her grandchildren every day.  She prays for their relationship with God and for their future, she is definitely a God fearing woman who knows the power of prayer and all her children walk with the Lord.

I want to be a praying mother and now grandmother.  Each night I pray for the safety of our children and grandchildren.  I pray for our unmarried children’s future spouses and their safety.

But I want to be able to pray more and to be able to stay awake at night instead of falling asleep.  I sometimes joke that if I can’t sleep I pray, but that’s not really the way I want it to be.  I want to be a God fearing prayerful women who knows and understands the power of prayer.  I want my sons and daughters to be prayerful people who put their trust in God and not in man.

I want to pray for them to turn their backs on the ways of the world and keep their eyes on Jesus.  I want us to be in the world and not of the world.

So I think I will go to bed and pray.





PS: I wrote this post a month or so ago hence the reference to warm weather.


A couple of days ago we headed north to visit our No 1 daughter and her daughters for a few hours.  We even had the pleasure of babysitting them whilst dad and mum had an appointment.

We were so blessed to be able to do this and we had a great time with them.

Here are some photos:

Granddad and our youngest granddaughter having a special moment together.


She is just beautiful.


This is our oldest granddaughter enjoying the swing at the park.


She is having such fun.


This little one has such a great character and is a lot of fun.


Here she is with her aunt and uncle on the wizzy dizzy thing. (I use to love these as a child going round and round and then getting off it and not being able to walk straight).

DSC_0576It is always great to see our daughter and her family and spend time with them.  They are such a blessing to us.

Proverbs 17:6 Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.