Ask anyone with a child under five (ish) if it's hard taking them to Church and I'm pretty confident that, if they answer you honestly, they will say YES! But why is that? Let's assume that you've actually made it out of the door in the first place. That in itself is not to be… Continue reading How should an under five behave in Church?
Written Dec-19... and publish button never pressed... who knows why, but probably lack of sleep 😉 It's when you live with people you get to know who they really are. I think that's a large part of the challenge of Deuteronomy 6. You can't hide behind a mask when you're in the same place all… Continue reading Living Deuteronomy 6
I haven't posted in a while. There are many reasons for that, one is simply a lack of time. January following December came as a bit of a surprise, and January is always about diving in and making it to the other end in this house really. We now have a four year old, going… Continue reading Frosty mornings and painted walls
A little belated, but as Christmas got closer and then arrived, the chaos got ever more chaotic 😉 If you're looking for the start: Advent – and it begins! Advent – warfare around the stable Advent – the visit from Noah Advent – sticky fingers and not a car in sight Day 17 - Tinsel… Continue reading Advent – the final days
Yes, I know I haven't finished advent, or written much for a few weeks. I'll do that soon... honest... Post Christmas we're house sitting / visiting some family in Enfield the same as we did last year, when we had A first adventure on the London Underground. Today we've had another go! We started off the… Continue reading A second go at the underground
Noah didn't stay for very long, and we got back to some semblance of the actual Christmas story... Day 12 - wise man Sometimes the conversations that come out of the day are real insights into how they see the world. They knew the camel was in the pocket, because he doesn't quite fit and… Continue reading Advent – sticky fingers and not a car in sight
It's been a bit busy here, which has meant not writing much. But we started (Advent – and it begins!) and we've survived arguments about the donkey (Advent – warfare around the stable) to get to... Day 7 - Joseph Some days are tight on time. Some days it would definitely be easier to simply… Continue reading Advent – the visit from Noah
Who would have expected that three children and one stable could cause so much argument! Shouts of "it's not just yours" and complete melt downs about who has the donkey in their hand. The irony of the fallouts in the midst of trying to teach them something of the Gospel is completely lost on them,… Continue reading Advent – warfare around the stable
I put the advent calendar together a few days before the start of December, and then spent every morning between then and the start of advent going "no, it's not time to start the advent calendar yet". You could say they were a bit excited on Sunday morning... If you've missed it, this is our… Continue reading Advent – and it begins!
Just five minutes… please… No? So what did you do today? In the house of plague the husband decided to work from home hide in the garden office and so it was just me and the eldest that set off on the school run. We don't make the girls go there and back for no… Continue reading Concrete walls and the house of plague