Ooh it’s messy.

But it’s ok 👍 the bathroom is being sorted and as a result the rest of the house is cluttered and messy. I have to take a deep breath frequently and tell myself it is ok. Which it is! It is so easy to get overwhelmed by it all. But I find Jesus always sorts me out, one way or another. He gives perspective and love and peace as well as countless other gifts, through himself but also through others.

We have been so blessed over the past couple of weeks with friends contacting us, giving us support and encouragement and even prophetic words, just in relation to life in general. So Thank-you, so much.

The new door ! Isn’t it marvellous?

The encouragement wasn’t to do with the corona virus, I’m praying for it to go and for those affected but I’m not going to go into my opinion on it here, I think there’s plenty of opinions on that subject already. It was general loveliness and reassurance from God really. We are in His sights, He is with us, always, directing, guiding, giving strength. His love is what matters.

J’s flower – reminds me of Matthew 6:28 – “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;

Actually, I do want to say one thing. Yes God is good, yes, he’s our protector, yes, he says do not fear many times in the Bible. But there is no shame, Christian or none Christian if the situation does worry or bother you. You should be able to bring that worry to people and God, without being judged or made to feel inadequate. As far as I’m concerned, our job is to love, not convict – that’s the Holy Spirit’s role.

Do not fear wouldn’t even be written down if it wasn’t normal to fear, a human reaction. Tell God, trust Him, ask Him to hold you and others and show you His vast and unlimited love, the hope that He alone gives and I really do mean that – Him alone. The reason I say that is I’ve seen a lot of posts on social media and they are a vast array of opinion. Don’t listen to that, take reasonable precautions and take your worries to Him. The one who always cares.

So, lockdown, everywhere seems to be shutting. Cafes, play centres, schools, nurseries, sports centres, even some pubs. St Patrick’s day parades have been cancelled. Families have been told not to let their kids mix with other kids or even family, especially older relatives. Resilience seems to be popping up everywhere though too, people wanting to help, a side effect of difficult times I guess, a very good one. It’s time to shine, people!

Toy shop!

We managed to get to the play centre before it shut, for J’s birthday and then the big toy shop, it was great. Bit of a cliche but He is now 5 and time is going so quickly! Our amazing boy, who is full of love and life (and chat). May God bless him and keep him in every way.

Bye bye 👋 ooh, ooh, one more thing, if you’re interested in near death experiences and what may exist beyond the grave, I’ve just read an excellent book called ‘imagine heaven’, by someone called John Burke. Try it!

Bye for now.

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