Do not judge and you will not be judged.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and it will be given to you.
Luke 6: 37-38

29 July 2010

Shackles (Praise You)






"Shackles (Praise You)"

Whoo!
It sure is hot out here
Ya know?
I don't mind thought
Just glad to be free
Know what I'm saying, uh!

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
(What'cha wanna do?)
I just wanna praise you
(Yeah, yeah)
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
(Uh feel me?)
And I'm gonna praise you
(What'cha gon do?)
I'm gonna praise you

In the corners of mind
I just can't seem to find a reason to believe
That I can break free
Cause you see I have been down for so long
Feel like the hope is gone
But as I lift my hands, I understand
That I should praise you through my circumstance

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Everything that could go wrong
All went wrong at one time
So much pressure fell on me
I thought I was gon lose my mind
But I know you wanna see
If I will hold on through these trials
But I need you to lift this load
Cause I can't take it anymore

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Been through the fire and the rain
Bound in every kind of way
But God has broken every chain
So let me go right now

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you
[repeat x3]

Take them off
What'cha gonna do, yeah

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you 

27 July 2010

Meet Grace !

 Isn't she beautiful! Two weeks old, and growing fast...
 Proud addition to the Page family..
Grace's first interview!
So tell me Grace, what do you like to do in your spare time?
 Euh, I like cuddles, i love naps..I love waking up mum at night, not sure why!
Have you got any favorite hobbies?
Definitely,  I love drinking milk, I like going out in my pram, 
I have been told that you are loud at times. Is that true? 
Well, I like expressing my opinions, I can be loud at times
 (as I am allowed, why not!) I kick mum sometimes, sorry mum!
Do you have a sense of humour?
Actually, mum says that whenever we are about to leave the house
I make her late...and she says, typical hey! 
Watch this space, more about Grace very soon!
Have a blessed evening. In Jesus' name.

Our Big Lunch 2010



 Here are a few snapshots of what we were doing for The Big Lunch...
 Socialising, eating, drinking...
 relaxing, enjoying the weather...

 playing baseball (yes!) going on the bouncy castle that Pam ordered so kindly...
 setting up the bbq, heating up marsh mellows for....everybody (not just the children) lol





 salads, pies, cakes, tarts and more bottles and of course mugs of tea...

We all had a fantastic time on that Sunday and it was so pleasurable to have 
quality time to chat instead of just 
saying 'hello' in a rush in the morning or the evening.
..Did you enjoy yours too? Tell us about it!
Blessings.

Pea shooting?

 Not long ago, Hixon church met up for a social afternoon at Jenny's. 
Many came and enjoyed the strawberries and cream 
as they were absolutely delicious! 
We will mention also the bubbly and wine...in moderation of course!
I am sure that you will admire Jenny's beautiful sweet peas...

 Comfortable, smily, and definitely chatty (before the photo)

Roger and Jenny, our host, going round asking if anybody wanted more strawberries..
.well I assure you that they did not stay long on the  tray!
Proud parents Ben and Lucy with content baby Lilly
Anna-Greta having fun on the balançoire. 
We also played 'boules' and Geraldine was the winner of the overall game. 
What else, a game of pea-shooting that was new for me...
.much to my regret, I also found out that I was absolutely rubbish at it
 so gave up and let the champions keep on! 
That was a great afternoon of fun and fundraising. 
A big thank you to Jenny and her helpers for organising this event!
 Praise the Lord for this memorable time!

Joy!


Some time ago, we cycled up to Weston, I must confess, with some difficulty, I'll speak for myself, being so unfit! Still, when we arrived there, we were wondering whether to keep on to Stone. However, Steven's bike needed some attention and we went to see our friends Alan and Pat.
Here are some photos of their lovely garden, ready for the Open gardens competition!
I particularly love the clematis. Mum had one very similar in the front porch and used to pamper it a lot.



 While we were having a long chat, I could not help noticing those baby birds as they were so noisy and hungry. Mum made lots of trips to feed them.



26 July 2010

Hixon school fair

Some time ago, it was St Peter's School fair. It was very well attended as the sun was out. A bit of a breeze too, so just the weather you want for a fair!


One could get to know some ducklings, get lots of raffle tickets, eat burgers, hot dogs and ice creams.


I remember enjoying going to our school fair being a child. It was called 'la kermesse'. 


Parents would chat while we could disappear and chat too with our friends.










25 July 2010

Tale of a squirrel!




 Once upon a time, Mr Sid, a squirrel lived in the woods at the back of a vicarage. In those days, you had to be alert to danger and kept sight of the fence in case some odd visitors would come and rob you!

That day Mr Sid noticed lots of tasty seeds hidden under the shy buttercups and the beautiful white clover flowers.

While feasting on nuts, Mr Sid decided that he should invite Miss Lass in this garden and share his secret!

23 July 2010

The Vegetarian option!

Since Camille has been back from university, she has enjoyed cooking for her sister and herself.
As Imogen is vegetarian, they have tried a variety of recipes and on that hot day, it was falafel, chips, salad, tomatoes, salsa, humous. They enjoyed it very much. I like falafel though in small dose as I do watch the calories... 
What about you? Do you have a vegeterian meal sometimes or do you prefer your meat?

Let's rejoice!

Some time ago, Mid-trent churches team celebrated the ordination of Jason (first photo, on the right)  in Stowe-by-Chartley. It was a time of reflection and joy. Here are a few snapshots I took after the service.













10 July 2010

When you think that you cannot find the answer...

I have found this week a bit challenging...one of my family member said I was endoctrinated (!) just because I was telling him how becoming a Christian had transformed my life for the better.. 
then everytime I think that I am growing..one step forward...somehow I manage to take two steps backward..not being 'alert'
So I am here wondering why and this morning when i quickly checked my inbox, I had a message from 
The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources
and this is it : 
You Need to Persevere
Heb 10:35,36 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Confidence is revealed by one's response to persecution, be it verbal or otherwise. But saving faith is not simply confident, it perseveres. Even Paul himself was concerned about being disqualified, and thus speaks of exercising self-control saying, "I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." 1Cor 9:27

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." Jas 1:12 But the reward for perseverance is not just rewards in heaven, a confident perseverance in the faith communicates conviction and consequently wins a hearing for the gospel, or otherwise provokes fellow Christians to do likewise.

Of course what is implied in all this is the fact that we will be subjected to discouraging circumstances. But "consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls." Heb 12:3
Do you believe in coincidence? I don't...Blessings

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I was born in France and brought up as a catholic. After the traumatic divorce of my parents, I moved to England and became a lost sheep. However I was convinced that I was 'a good person' until I fell in a muddy pit in July 2005 after taking decisions without seeking God's Word for guidance.  I cried out to the Lord and He heard me. I was rescued and redeemed by Jesus-Christ my saviour. He has turned my life around. 
I live blissfully with my husband Steven,  a c.o.e. vicar, near Stafford (UK). We are the proud parents of three loving daughters, I am also a step-mum, I have an amazing family including a step mum, two brothers and two sister and a dear sister-in-law and her children and grand-children, lots of cousins and eleven nephews and nieces. We live near Stafford in the UK.