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

30 April 2010

Teenagers

I honestly think that these days teenagers are under much more pressure than ever! Tonight, my second big girl has asked me to let her go camping with her friends in a field! We have had the same question six months ago and I thought that at the time our view was clear: it was a 'no' because of safety reason! So I am thinking, why tonight ? It is such a nice evening, not too demanding, (apart from the obstinate pile of ironing to do but i'm stubborn too and i'm ignoring it as well)..and then that, so more explanations why, not safe, this is because we care for you, and after all my repetitive points my precious Jewel said 'then you don't love me, mum, my life is not worth living' and there must have been ten of those statements.
Pause.
She went upstairs in her room so I turned to Jesus and asked for help.
I knew that on my own I cannot handle this situation! I waited for a few minutes. I went upstairs too in my tiny office and then went to see her. She was upset, tears were pouring down..this is when I remembered how hard it is to be told what you can do and can't do and appreciate what you are allowed to do. We talked, laughed, and somehow, i'm not sure why ended up to eat poached eggs! She went to bed early and we prayed together. Praise the Lord, oh my soul, and keep us close to your love.
In Jesus'name. Amen. Blessings to you all.

21 April 2010

Lack of wisdom...

One day a man went to an auction. While there, he bid on an exotic parrot. He really wanted this bird, so he got caught up in the bidding. He kept on bidding, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and higher. Finally, after he bid way more than he intended, he won the bid - the fine bird was finally his! As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the Auctioneer, "I sure hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he can't talk!" "Don't worry", said the Auctioneer, "He can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you?"

11 April 2010

Back from our week in Norfolk

We had a lovely week in Norfolk. The first night we stayed in Dad's drive as the campsite we were booked in was full. In the evening after a chinese take away, we were  just talking when the phone rang and Dad picked it up. Now he looked at us so puzzled that we asked him if anything was wrong! In fact, Pauline, the Welsh princess had told him to make her a cupper! We thought he said copper..2 minutes later, a car passes by the window and to our surprise Pauline appeared. We were so pleased as it seemed ages we hadn't seen her..
On the Monday, we went to our campsite in Dersingham. Pauline and Dad came with us. However as Steven was putting on the water in the caravan, Pauline who was outside the caravan noticed a leak under the kitchen sink. The water filter was broken! After spending two hours trying to fix the problem, Steven decided that we had to get a new water filter and as time was ticking, we would get one the following day! Other caravaners helped him to and supported him, which is so reconforting!  So no bbq that night but a tasty bolognaise prepared by the duo, Steven and his sister.!
I pause now as I am so tired. Have a blessed night everyone! God bless.

4 April 2010

Have a blessed Easter!









May the joy of the resurrection fill your hearts this Easter!
1After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." 8So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."
18Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Those words are so reassuring and give me comfort and hope in my everyday life. I hope that you find equally peace and joy and these allow to sail through the turmoil of the world. Alleluia!  Christ is risen!

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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.