Friday, May 31, 2013

Entering that rest

I saw these restful, grazing cows as I drove back home after dropping Rebecca off at school yesterday.  After a busy two weeks, I did stare at them longingly.  About 10 minutes later when I opened my devotional it was all about Hebrews 4... about working and then resting... resting in His grace and finished work. 

The real rest is what I want - the spiritual tranquillity and repose that is a comfort to the soul's resistance to switching off and it's guilt ridden tunnels.  When you look to Jesus and you look to yourself, you see how far off from the mark you really are and yet, and YET... this beautiful merciful promise is to come as you are because only He redeems and sanctifies it all.  That's the Point!  ' Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest...'  ~  Hebrews 4.11.  All our working in overdrive won't ever lead to a finished work, won't lead to a deep down peace at 2am.  Make every effort to enter the only true restful chamber... His everlasting arms.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

We have been quiet lately...

Becca has been studying!  She is half-way through... can't wait to get back to loud noises, loud music, laughter (we have been doing some of this but not nearly enough) and reading leisurely.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Turning six... with a cock-a-doodle-doo kinda zoo

Amazing.  Keira is six years old!! Where has the time gone?

She celebrated with animals both great and small.... from horses to rats...

And a beautiful animal cake by her talented mom!

Monday, May 20, 2013


Rebecca is always a great help and loves to organise and reorganise our help desk at church.

We had such an encouraging word from Ps Robert Fergusson yesterday about being called to deeper things! Glad we were there! "Not neglecting to meet together... but encouraging one another" ~ Hebrews 10.25

Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy hour

I took my car into town for repairs which meant that I got an hour with my handsome partner for life and a awesome cup of coffee.  We picked up a delicious pastry for Becca as we ambled back.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekend in Caledon

Wandering around the Greyton market... the best Lemon Meringue ever... and lovely organic veg

Horse riding in the lovely green hills... what we thought was a one hour riding trail ended up being two... a little sore today, but so worth it.

Rebecca about to dismount...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

He ascended. Mission accomplished.

Today is Ascension Day.  We remember Jesus's last day on earth... the day he returned to the Father!
A celebration of peace and provision!  A comfort because He is the Resurrection and the Life.
Mission accomplished!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The best of breakfasts

Soft eggs and grilled asparagus.  So delicious!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

In the garden

I was dreaming of this...
But after some garden neglect over the summer, I only had a bit of this...

The lemon tree (no matter how I neglect it) continues to thrive and produce.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Family together again

Wayne is back home from Spain. We were so happy to collect him from the airport and take the exit sign home.  No place like home for peace and comfort.

'What can you do to promote world peace?  Go home and love your family.'
~ Mother Teresa

Thursday, May 2, 2013

An interesting read...

Good to know where our food is coming from and what's at stake.

"The greatest danger to our future is apathy"
~ Jane Goodall