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

31 March 2011

Women's world day of prayer

Chile
How many loaves have you?


This year, the service was held at Milwich. It was well attended, as parishioners came from the ten parishes in the team. 


Although superficially, with Chile’s rich list of natural resources things may appear to be flourishing, 80% of the wealth is owned by just 20% of the population, so there are many for whom life in Chile is a struggle. We enjoyed listening to 'The Song of Chile’.
The slides that were shown  illustrated some of the projects that are being run by Christian groups to empower women to be more independent and thereby take a greater control of their lives for the benefit of their families. A big thank to everyone who organised this lovely evening. 







20 March 2011

New background...



I must admit that at times I am not on this planet..I forgot the difference between template and background! One is so easy to change, the background whereas templates can be awkward to set, especially if you have to fit the code into the html page, something I don't relish doing..still done!
This morning, I brought Imogen two tablets of ibuprofen as she told me that her throat was still painful. At least, her temperature was down so she was on the mend. Steven and I went to Stowe-by-Chartley and I was so glad to meet up with everyone. 
Reference to the i-pad and how many times its users downloaded the Bible in 60 days set an humourous tone at the beginning of the sermon. So can you guess the figure? the answer is 3.4 million times. It is certainly edifying to know that all over the world Christians (or people wanting to find more about Christianity) are reading the Bible, the only book that is God-breathed.  2 Timothy 3:16 says:  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, Also, in 2 Peter 1:21 we are reminded that the prophets did not make things up as they wished but were used by the Lord: For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. The Gospel was about Jesus being led in the desert to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4-1:11 In this passage, there is ample evidence that Jesus knows his Bible and it allows Him to defeat  the tempter. Another question was: would you find it useful to learn verses of the bible by heart? Now, my heart jumped when I heard that, as yesterday while I was exploring a new blog where the author had told her bible study ladies to learn some verses by heart. How extraordinary! Something that I might do, what about you, have you ever considered learning bible verses by heart?
Blessings to all. N.

Women of Faith: I'm trading my sorrows



I'm trading my sorrow
I'm trading my shame
I'm laying it down for the joy of the Lord

I'm trading my sickness
I'm trading my pain
I'm laying it down for the joy of the Lord
Chorus:
And we say yes Lord yes Lord yes yes Lord
Yes Lord yes Lord yes yes Lord
Yes Lord yes Lord yes yes Lord Amen

I'm pressed but not crushed persecuted not abandoned
Struck down but not destroyed
I'm blessed beyond the curse for his promise will endure
And his joy's gonna be my strength

Though the sorrow may last for the night
His joy comes with the morning

I hope that you will enjoy listening to this song! It does lift me up and helps me focus on what matters: Jesus is with us during our journey. 

18 March 2011

Millie's baptism!

 At times, I think that photos speak louder than words. Don't you agree?

Millie was such a good baby for her christening.
Here she is totally relaxed with minister Jeff Reynolds who appears to be totally in tune!
 Oh dear, what is happening? Millie is looking very puzzled! However mum Sharon is not phased!
Paul, Sharon and Millie

 After the baptism that took place in Milwich, we all went to the village hall for a pink balloon party!
 What's grand-dad doing?


We had a fantastic time.

Millie, may the Lord keep on blessing you, your siblings, your parents, your family and friends. In Jesus-Christ. Amen

Big Society in Hixon!


Grow old in the Lord
'Tis sweet to grow old in the fear of the Lord,
When we cease our tasks one by one;
When His strong right hand helps us stand,
Till the last day's labor is done.When His strong right hand helps us stand,
Till the last day's labor is done.
'Tis sweet to grow old in the fear of the Lord;
To live 'neath His loving restraints;
'Tis sweet to grow old in the fear of the Lord;
As life's shadows longer creep;
Till our steps grow slow, and our sun swings low,
He gives beloved sleep!
(Faith in the Future, copied from The Vegas Dive Messenger, January 7, 1966.)

Some time ago, Steven and I went to the luncheon club  in Hixon. 
As it happened it was Ray's 95th birthday and we had a cheerful nutter. 
The atmosphere was so friendly, the roast diner was 'excellent' I was told by the regular folk. 
 The luncheon club welcomes
 the over-60s from Hixon and villages nearby, i.e. there were a couple of pensioners living in Weston.
 It is organised by a team volunteers 
alternate Fridays from 12:00 to 15:00 
and believe me
 it is much appreciated by his patrons.
 May the Lord bless all the participants of this superb example of 'Big Society' in abundance!.In Jesus-Christ, we ask. Amen. 



On the left, Ray, in front of him, 
Vera who lives in Weston

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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.