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God Gave

Apologies for the neglected blog - I've missed you! My priorities shifted over the last few weeks, with December 8th, and the prospect of preaching at all four Kerith meetings was my deadline and the focus of all my free and available time and energy! It was such a privilege, I loved it....and now I'm glad there are no more edits needed, because it's done, and now I'm praying that my evaporated words will, by the power of the Holy Spirit, have landed in people's hearts where He can bring growth.

Last night at dinner, we laughed really hard as a family - pretty much solely at my expense. You see my long suffering husband and son heard my preach 3 times on Sunday, and our daughter heard it all 4 times, as she travelled round with me from site to site (thanks for driving us Lisa). I'm amazed they listened so well to their mother, and listen they did because last night, as a double act, they gave some word-for-word impressions of me, including actions and hand gestures - I don't need to listen back to the podcast as I have my very own version at home.It was very very funny - not helpful when you've just taken a large bite of food! Simon kindly asked them to stop, but his muffled laughter gave him away too, oh well, I'm definitely very glad that it was memorable!

Thanks so much to Heather and her team of volunteers for making hundreds of heart decorations - they were beautiful, and I hope catching sight of them will remind you that God loves you so much He has given Jesus, the perfect gift to you.


"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." John 3:16-17