Thursday, December 25, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

“O what a peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear

 all because we do not carry every thing to God in prayer!”

On Saturday I woke up to a blistering snowy day. But as the snow fell I baked the “best” cookie recipe I could find on the net (molasses cookies!!) and frosted vegan cupcakes (not as good as the cookies but close). This was all after 3 days of nonstop work, of purging my closets and turning my basement in to a vintage store for a Garage sale A blizzard promptly set in, and it systematically snowed all Friday and all threw Saturday. Well God works in mysteries way’s with out a doubt. 9 people braved the snow to stop by the house. It was good in a way because I was able to talk to the people that came and it was so good to see some of my friends with out having to leave the house. It was a cozy day in, of baking.  I had some lovely people who gave me support who stayed almost the entire time! It was lovely to chat with them and pizza was made and eaten all as the snow fell all around. It was good to explain to people what I was doing and after working at home for the past few months it was actually strange to talk so much and was a good preparation to a life that will involve lodes of talking (which is hard for most to imagine of me:)

             So this is where God works in mysterious ways. I was having a lovely time just relax and enjoying the people how came. All this time I was trying not to think of all the work I had don, and how so few people had come to the Sale. But at the end of the day I sat down to count the money which I had not even looked at. I prayed and opened the box where I had put every thing that was given to me that day, and as I counted “God winked” at me (as a friend called it). There was roughly enough for a one way ticket and later I remembered I had some money that was given to me previously that would exactly cover the cost!!! With this and the reflections of the conversations I had was so uplifting to my soul. It was very elating to see how God had used just a few people to help me so much, even people I didn’t even know!!

 But now that that elation is over there is the ever present well what now? As there seems to be only more obstacles looming, but in all this it maybe I just need to learn how to rely more fully on God, But as that good old song goes:

Is there trouble any where? We should never be discouraged Take it to the lord in prayer …. Jesus knows our every weakness Take it to the Lord in prayer….in his arms He’ll take and shield thee, thou wilt find a solace there

  ………………so hear it goes

                                        and lets hope this works.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

When Jesus heard this, he said to him,

"You still lack one thing.                                      

Sell everything you have and give to the poor,

and you will have treasure in heaven.                               Then come, follow me." Luke 18:22                                              …….well sort off

Currently I am getting ready to give this a shot                          or at let's try it out.

This is not easy for the fact  that I am a bit of a packrat and a bit too sentimental but we do what we can.This Saturday from 10:00am–4:00pm I will be trying to sell some stuff and in the next few days I will be going through all my stuff and separating what I feel I can keep and what I need to relinquish that is not a necessity. In this whole process I am hoping to pursue my desire to live simply. We will see how that goes but I would appreciate your prayers on this.

           I am hoping to be all sorted by the time Christmas comes, so I can enjoy the time with my family and celebrate the season. The date I have set is the 18th of December. So I have just a bit less then 3 weeks I would appreciate your prayers for strength and peace since the ever present reality that this is actually happening!

 …Come on, john’ he said ‘The longer we look at it the less we shall like it.’ And with that he took a header into the pool … And how john managed it or what he felt I do not know,but he also rubbed his hands, shut his eyes, despaired, and let himself go. It was not a good dive, but, at least, he reached the water head first.( The Pilgrim’s Regress, C.S. Lewis)                                                                                                                                   ..... so, well let’s jump in!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Welcome to my Blog

This is the blog of my travels from the USA to the UK....
Enjoy the ride...