8:52 AM GMT
Well, what a week it’s been dear Aussies and night-owls.
As the weekend approaches, I am left reeling in the wake of several small realisations, and the undeniable sense that whether my emotional state is in a condition that is for better or worse;
God is such a BOSS.
2:11 PM GMT
I know it’s become cliché to say this without sounding insincere, but -
Believe me when I say that, hand on heart, I really do feel grateful and blessed to have people on here that give my thoughts and ramblings a moment’s notice.
I mean, for the number of you that are subscribed to me (I dislike the term ‘followers’), I have never heard from more than maybe 30 or 40 of you, but I am still so grateful that you’re all here. You could be doing far more important things, like writing a novel, crime-fighting with your underpants outside your jeans or developing a sustainable and regenerating source of energy for the entire planet…but you still spare time to see what my little world is up to.
It beggars belief but leaves me feeling a very humble and warm chap indeed, so please; if there is anything I can do for you, be it prayer or otherwise, let me know. I’ll swim the Atlantic just to give you a piggyback to your favourite ice cream parlour if you so desire (I presume I get one too, right?)
9:16 AM GMT
Thank You Father for my Father.
On this Father’s Day I want to honour and give due praise to a man who has taught me so much over the years:
The importance of being able to laugh at yourself, of having time for others and a willingness to help wherever possible. The necessity of loving who you are and sticking to what you believe, not to mention an incomprehensibly vast wealth of “Dad jokes”…
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the lesson that nickname-ing your son ‘Spud’ and, when questioned, telling him it’s because he’s got “a head like a potato” is a sign of true love that is widely misunderstood…particularly by the child in question!
I love you, Dad.
7:45 AM GMT
My class of children have had an important and decisive week of tests this week, so I have been sure to hold them up in prayer.
Today is their last exam, and the child I have been reading/scribing has done so well considering his natural ability and progress throughout the year.
It’s a wonderful feeling, knowing that God has given me the opportunity to sow into that boy’s life at such a crucial time.
Thankyou Lord for bringing out the best in him this week…now let’s BOSS this final day of tests - Amen!!
10:43 PM GMT
Reminder to self.
You held my past,
You hold my future,
and thank the stars You hold my present, because otherwise i’d be mad about the fact that I’m feeling like i’ve been hit by a freight train.
9:07 PM GMT
I would just like to say that I am humbled by how many of you have been generous enough to offer me help with my photo frame project - hopefully this will be the start of something ongoing and much bigger!
As for the rest of you; it’s not too late to get involved! Read the post and let me know!
7:46 PM GMT
I hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday!
Let’s rejoice and be glad in it.
12:23 AM GMT
I believe that’s my bed I hear calling!
Thankyou to the Anon who briefly took the time to message me - I love conversations with you folks, but unfortunately, much like a solar eclipse, they rarely happen.
However, at least a solar eclipse can be explained.
9:40 PM GMT
How’s your Friday? Good?
I hope so…after all, this day Jesus gave us the gift of life as he took our punishment upon himself.
So…how’s your Friday?
10:27 PM GMT
I am sorry to have to tell you -
But I am resigning from this year’s Nanowrimo project.
It kills me to have to do it when I was almost halfway to 50k, but I simply don’t have the time to write or mentally devote as much as I want to.
Some of the obstacles are exciting ones, some not so, but it’s my only option - I will no doubt kick myself repeatedly for doing so in the coming weeks.
I just wanted to thank you all, oldest and newest friends alike for the support, feedback and encouragement you gave me as I attempted such a huge task, even if I did not succeed. It will not be forgotten, I can assure you.
A little dramatic and extreme for what is essentially a simple piece of news about an amateur story being canned?
Perhaps, but if that’s your view then the chances are you’ve absolutely no clue as to what writing means to me.
11:10 AM GMT
For having a Father who:
Loves me and beckons me to His arms,
no matter how messed up I find myself to be,
and inconsequential of how seemingly far from all i’ve known I have become…
I will always be humbled and grateful.
Your grace and mercy motivate me in all I do, Lord.
You remind me I am never out of Your grasp.
8:13 AM GMT
We’re celebrating the Jubilee at school today (my job in case you were unaware and thought I was just a very hairy 9-year old!), and so as we show our thanks for the monarchy here in the UK, I thought I’d sneak in a display of gratitude of my own!
Thankyou to those of you who still stick about even though I don’t get on here as much anymore, who still pray for me and encourage me knowing full well I might not see it for days.
Honestly means the world. It’s good to know that even though I’m not constantly reblogging things to fill up your Dash, or answering your questions within 5 minutes of you sending them,
that you are quite content to hang around and keep lifting me up before the Lord, even though almost all of you are hundreds, even thousands of miles away and living out your own lives; you still find time for little me.
It’s oh so humbling and makes me smile in a big way. :)
To those of you who felt the need to leave however, the Lord be your strength and shield, bring you every provision you need according to His will and keep a hand over your life all your days - bless you!
Have a lovely day. :)