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What's your week been like?

What's your week been like?

Mine's been mixed - highs and lows, achievement and frustration, celebration and sadness - that's life!
We celebrated our beautiful daughter's 15th Birthday this week with a fun, sunny day of lovely times. Simon and I also celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary - enjoying a wonderful, posh meal out together.
A combination of my being on holiday from work, and hormones (more another time...maybe!) has resulted in a lot of activity : I pressure washed the patio; changed a fuse that got our not-working-for-last-6-months-cooker hood fully operational again,;cleared out the kitchen drawers; replaced lightbulbs; went to the tip, to recycling and the charity shop; and raked the many dead leaves from the front lawn!
Now you'll be very glad to know that I have STOPPED and am having a cup of tea!

Whatever your week's been like, however much you've achieved (or not), however happy you've been (or not), whatever the highs (and lows) Please know that God loves you, and He loves you unconditionally.
I've been praying a lot this week, praying for loved ones and for difficult situations. I've also been thanking God for His love and for the cross - it's the place of second chances. There's nothing we can do to make God love us less, and nothing we can do to make Him love us more. Amazing Grace!

I've never quit loving you and never will.
Expect love, love and more love"
Jeremiah 31:3


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