Friday, August 30, 2013

Maybe not

A little random rattle on Friday... I decided to have a fringe cut yesterday and today's I'm already thinking maybe not the best idea.  But I'm telling myself, 'it's hair, it grows', so I won't wring my hands about it.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A powerful beckoning

As he (my father) had covenanted with God to saturate himself in His Book, so he sought to teach us to love it.  No one can make a child love anything, from spinach to sparrows to Scripture, but the parents' love for things exerts a powerful thrust in that direction.

Because we heard the majestic cadences of the Bible read to us day after day, year in and year out, at home and in church and Sunday school and the Christian institutions we all attended, we learned, finally, to love the Bible, in spite of all the years when we shrugged and sighed and rolled our eyes and poked each other under the table and generally appeared to ignore what was supposed to be going on.

from 'The shaping of a Christian family - How my parents nurtured my faith'
by Elisabeth Elliot

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Eisteddford 2013

I am so glad that all the Eisteddford presentation's are over.  The kids enjoy it and don't seem to be nervous or notice the long wait -  those appear to be parental problems.

Monday, August 26, 2013

I wrote a letter to my love...

To be honest, it was many text messages.  Wayne has travelled abroad twice for work this month which feels very looooong to me but... happy day... he arrives home today!!

He gave me this sweet mug before he left...

"There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved."
~ Thomas Fuller

Friday, August 23, 2013

The best meal of the day - day 2

Another great breakfast and good as a brunch item for a crowd.


Basically, its just phyllo pastry, bacon (cooked & chopped), grated cheese and I crack the eggs straight into the prepared phyllo (making sure it doesn't run out) and fold quickly over the top and pinch / fold the ends and bake for about 30-35 minutes.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The best meal of the day

I love breakfast and this was the best of the best.... a toasted wholewheat ham, grilled mushroom, tomato and cheese... with a latte... bliss!!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Opening to the first page

is like the first bite of your pudding... lovely.

Friday, August 16, 2013

A very wet day

A part of my garden looks like a pond after yesterday's storm. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Steadfast and unending

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

~ Lamentations 3. 22-24


Monday, August 12, 2013

17 years later

I love you more that ever!! Love doing life with you.  Happy Anniversary!

A lovely trip to the cheese and wine farm for our anniversary picnic goodies... 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lentil Meatball Sub

I didn't miss the meat.  The buns were grilled, one side with a liberal amount of mozzarella.  Crispy "meatballs" were added and then topped with a chunky homemade tomato sauce.  I'm not saying that Wayne didn't miss the meat but we all agreed that it was tasty nonetheless.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A good start

This morning I received three bits of good news back-to-back. 
But before that I was praying and trying to still my heart, thanking God in advance... knowing that it was going to be a challenging morning.
When Rebecca awoke, I told her "Baby, its gonna be a great day!"

"I will not take My lovingkindness from him, nor allow My faithfulness to fail.  My covenant I will not break nor alter the word that has gone from My lips"  ~  Psalm 89.33+34

This is one of my favourite scriptures and I was meditating on His great faithfulness this morning and trusting Him for the day ahead.
Then came the good news... and more good news.
As I was driving I felt so blessed by His merciful kindness and I said 'Lord, you are so good... how we forget!' 

Some days we read the Word and pray regardless of how we feel... we might feel nothing. Always continue in faith because regardless of  what we feel - He is real.  Then there are days... don't you love these... when the reality of his love and affection stirs us deeply and we are so humbled by it.

And on top of all that, my house guest (my sister) received an unexpected package in the mail which I placed on her tea tray.  She was all smiles this morning!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Every now and then

she still spreads all her Salvanians around her and has a fantasy filled afternoon with all the little families.

Love the Salvanian's home with its working lights... see Mr Bunny's ears in the doorway.

Monday, August 5, 2013

In the August garden

The beetroot is growing and it looks so pretty with its dark-veined leaves.

Lovely peppery rocket.
The indispensable Parsley

The faithful Cape Gooseberry... with its lovely lantern-shaped houses 
holding our beautiful tart berries.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Drop by drop

'We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop'
~ Mother Teresa