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Royalty, Wife, Mummy, friend, teacher, student & fitness blogger

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Life is continuing….

Oh my goodness, if I’d left it another two days, it would have been an entire month between blogs…that’s downright SLACK !!!

So much has been going on.. which does help to explain my slackness in the blogging department.

The highlights are –

  • Baby Boy Lucas is now HOME and powering on like the little warrior he has proven himself to be.  He’s settling in at home, putting on weight, getting to know his big brother, and is having his first immunisations today.

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  • I scored myself a not very pleasant intercostal injury about a month ago and am actually still suffering from that.  However, it IS improving (PRAISE GOD !!) so things ARE on the up & up.  I think I did it because I did either too many sit ups, or did sit ups incorrectly.  I had both an ultrasound and an X-ray on my right side chest/ribs etc but it didn’t show anything.  As a result, I’ve had to change my exercise routine …  for the first two weeks, I couldn’t do ANYTHING.  I am pleased to say though that I must have been doing just enough to keep the weight loss train going as the number has continued to drop slowly each Tuesday morning for my weigh-in.
  • We are now down to only two weeks and two days until we sail far far away across the sea !!!  Our renewed passports finally arrived so this is a relief.  I cannot even tell you how excited & humbled I am to know that I get to enjoy two weeks ‘off the job’.  No cleaning, cooking, washing….  Thank you Jesus !!!
  • Sadly there is ups and downs (more downs)  in family over the last few weeks that look to be continuing for a while.  However, God is teaching me a lot throughout.  It’s so easy to see someone’s actions as selfishness on the surface, but when looking deeper, you can expose emotional issues that deserve additional care.  Also, sadly, it is human nature to ‘arc up’ when someone does something to upset you, when in fact, we’ve been commissioned to Love thy neighbour, repay bad with GOOD, do all we can to expand God’s Kingdom, and most importantly, be the LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS !!!
  • DH is really enjoying having his aeroplane and being able to go up to the airfield whenever he can and go for a fly IN HIS OWN PLANE.  He’s been waiting a very long time for this and is LOVING IT !!  He’s also made a nice group of friends up there, which is just as much a part of the whole ‘scene’ he’s been wanting to be apart of for so long. They sit around with their drinks and discuss all things ‘planes’.  I’m really really happy for him.  & as you can see, the kids are enjoying it too.

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  • The biggest homeschool excursion (78 people) I have ever organised went off without a hitch (or any drownings)… Woot Woot !!

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  • Miss 14’s dance comps all went very well.  Now to enjoy the break before it all starts again in Feb 2016.
  • The 2016 homeschool journey has been decided on which is also a weight off my shoulders.  The older two kiddos are currently working through diagnostic testing for next year and are doing very well with them.

So there you go, that basically brings you up to speed, to a degree, on our lives.

Even amongst the ups and downs of ‘life’ I love how God makes ‘lessons’ out of all situations, good & bad.  I’ve also been reading Jefferson Bethke’s Jesus>Religion which is really opening up my view on things.

Blessings xox

Being in good company

I’m gonna be honest. .  I’m struggling tonight. 
I want to be walking the right path.. I NEED to be walking the right path as I have little eyes watching me and little ears listening to me.  (and some big eyes & ears too)
However these very encouraging facts don’t make the path any easier.  The bumps are still there,  the ‘stones’ are still thrown, the misconceptions of me by others are still there. 
I solidly believe that I not only witness to my children through things that I say,  but possibly even more so by things that I DON’T.  When I’m abused by a family member and I don’t respond in like tone or with harsh words.  When I’m treated like a ‘goodie-two-shoes’ but choose to stay silent and not ‘defend myself’.
When I’m outright verbally attacked,  but refuse to take the bait and retaliate. .. they see that.   & you know what else they see… the frustration on the person’s face when I won’t lower myself to their level. 
Isn’t it interesting (& frustrating) that we can KNOW that God’s opinion is the only one that matters and yet the darts fired by others still hurt.  I often wish that I was impervious to these comments etc but I also know that I am taught a lesson through everything single dig at me,  every single comment made. .. and every single not-so-subtle insult on Facebook. 
I actually started this blog last night but the fact that I stopped part way through turned out to be a blessing in itself as I actually needed to be reminded of my own words when dealing with someone today.  
Praise The Lord it was actually a really great day today spent at the beach with Miss 14 & niece 17 (well great day except for the sunburnt back of the legs. .. what on earth).  Lots of time to think and talk to Jesus while the girls were out paddle boarding.  Something about being at the beach (I think it’s actually in any natural setting) that gets me closer to God.

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I am constantly blown away of late with the relevance of each mornings devotion and how it has been speaking directly into current situations & struggles. If you don’t do a morning devotion,  I’d really encourage you to as it is just the BEST way to start the day. 
So, getting back to my title. .. with all that I’ve been dealing with in days of late… I am comforted knowing that Jesus was hated,  he was ridiculed,  he was treated as a fool… so when I feel treated like this. . I know I’m in good company. 
Blessings peeps xox

So much hatred, covered by so much LOVE !!!

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The continued downfall of our society took a further lurch downwards in recent days with the legalisation of same sex marriage in the US.   Now, I could sit here and type out a whole pile of scripture verses as to why I believe that God planned a marriage to be one man and one woman, and in turn, for each child to have one Mum and one Dad, but I would say that most that read my blogs know all of the verses I would put down.

As the title says…. there is so much hatred in the world .. and yet it is COVERED by so much love !!  Even if some don’t always treat those that disagree with our beliefs as best we could, our Heavenly Father’s love ENDURES !!   We are called to LOVE our neighbour.. to LOVE all..  it doesn’t mean we have to agree with every choice they make.  He said, “As I have loved you, love one another.”

I read a fantastic comment buried amongst many nasty one, that hit the proverbial nail on the head yesturday. It went something like this…..

“No Supreme Court decision can put Jesus back in the tomb, undo anything that He has done for us, or touch anything He has in store for us in the future.”

Another great quote doing the rounds on social media is the following…

“Yes, I am Christian. I believe the Bible.  I do not support homosexuality or ‘homosexual marriage.’  Yes, I still love you.  Yes, we are still friends.  No, I am not judging you.  No, I am not condemning you to hell.  No, I will not let anyone bully you.   But realise that name-calling and stereotyping those of us who stand for what we believe is exactly what you don’t want done to you.  We have a right to speak what we believe, same as you have a right to speak what you believe.  “

While I stand by every word of that, it’s still a tough one as I’d kinda prefer to not have the same-sex issues splashed all over every newspaper, magazine, in every news broadcast, added to every sitcom storyline etc etc.  While I do find it frustrating to have to explain these things to my children, I do realise that it’s far better that I do have these conversations with them, then them being out in the world and being negatively effected by it where they don’t have the safety & security of our Godly parental advice on the subject.

While we do have many many scripture references to show us that this is all part of what needs to happen before Jesus will return, reality is still tough.  Having these scriptures is certainly reassuring though.  Seriously, every night in my prayer time I will say something like this “Thank you so much for Your presence, Your Word and all that I can  learn from it….. coz I sure as heck don’t know how I’d be surviving without it. ”  (Yes, I say ‘sure as heck’  LOL)

I’d really love to encourage you to dive into The Word as often as you can…. and as my 17yr old niece would say…  “GET KEEN FOR IT !!”

Blessings Peeps !!  xox

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