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 August 2015

Rest In God's Presence

The Indwelling Word Ministries: Rest In God's Presence: "And He said, 'My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest'” ( Exodus 33:14). "Come to me, all who labor a...

26 August 2015

What God intended us to be..

Robby Dawkins part 1

Jesus came to bring us back to our relationship with God, having intimacy with God and a personal relationship with him. God is still calling us to his likeness..


25 August 2015

Do you like biking?



Sponsored Bike Ride - Le Tour de France comes to Hixon - Staffordshire Saturday 29 August 2015
At the Airfield. first entrance on the right as you are going down New Road to the A50
2.30 to 4.30 pm
Family friendly - Refreshments - Fun for the whole family.
Sponsorship forms

22 August 2015

Will money last until pay day?


Are You an Enabling Parent?

Here are a few questions that might help you determine if you are an enabling parent.

  1. Have you loaned him money repeatedly, seldom (if ever) being repaid? 
  2. Have you paid bills he was supposed to have paid himself?
  3. Have you accepted part of the blame for his addictions or behavior?
  4. Have you avoided talking about negative issues because you feared his response?
  5. Have you begun to worry that the financial burden is more than you can bear?
  6. Have you given him "one more chance" and then another and another?
  7. Have you wondered how he gets money to buy cigarettes, video games, new clothes, smart phones and such but can't afford to pay his own bills?
If you answered yes to these questions, chances are at some point you have enabled your adult child to avoid his own responsibilities—to escape the consequences of his actions. Rather than help your child grow into a productive and responsible adult, you have made it easier for him to get worse.

What to do?
We can pray for the power to change ourselves.
We can help (not enable) adult children of any age develop wings to fly on their own.
We can find comfort in knowing we are not alone on this journey.
We can take back our life!

14 August 2015

Swallows in Civray



In between the town main car park and the square, there is a street. We found those nests full of baby swallows built under the roof of an empty house! Steven took a few photos and a few days later I felt compelled too.
Have a blessed evening.

7 August 2015

The photo gallery!

Gardening, Steven mowing...
Dear friends, 
I have updated the photo gallery page and I'm therefore inviting you to have a look ! 
Tomorrow, we are off to Limoges for a wedding, my school friend Brigitte's son Gaetan is getting married! It is sooo exciting and I am so pleased to be able to make it, partly because we could fit our hols round it. 
Have a blessed week-end and keep us in your prayers.

3 August 2015

A day out to the Grottes du Chaffaud, Savigne

Good evening my friends, we have been in France in the Poitou-Charente region since Wednesday the 29th of July and we've been blessed by a lovely weather and friendly people. 
Today the temperature reached 33 degrees C. so we were not surprised to see the sheep finding shelter.


 We decided to bike to the next village called Savigne where there are pre-historical caves to visit. The site was remarquable , the Charente river is wide and high, narrow iron bridges and of course the caves. It was pretty steep so I had to be careful and hold on to the rope and on the way back making sure not to slip!





Just before going to the caves, we had a drink on the terrasse of a quaint restaurant. Its interesting menus that are also reasonably priced attract lots of tourists and French people so you should really book. 

 The following photo is of interest for any historian, this plaque on the bridge out of Savigne bears the name of Napoleon III, I was shocked when I read the inscription


You may wonder why I took this picture of Steven coming back from the campsite on his own. After visiting the church of Savigne and finding out that the caves were another 4 kms away on the route of Limoges, I suddenly realised that I left my watch. However I could not remember if I'd left it in the shower cubicle or put it back in my bag so my darling hubby suggested he'd go back to the campsite to find out. I could wait for him at the top of the hill. That was kind of him, I find this hill pretty steep, well |I think that I am not the only one!
As we left the church of Savigne, the bells started to chime. Outside, the archeologists stacked ancient sarcophages that were discovered 




Ancient sarcophages


After a very emotional day yesterday when I got to meet up with relatives of mine, two dear cousins whom I haven't met for years, today has been very tranquil. We were told that a heavy storm was on its way and we should put stuff away safely but so far nothing.
Have a blessed evening. What are you doing during your hols, let me know.

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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.