Update – 17 May 2020

Ascension Day Special

If there is any day of the year that celebrates the ongoing presence of Jesus “at play” in the world, then it is Ascension Day. On Ascension Day Jesus “went up” to take the seat of authority over the world “that he might fill all things” (Eph 4:10). How wonderful to see his presence in so many places!

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Noticed bracken leaves ready to unfurl

Saw tiny violets smiling from the verge

Watched wild rabbits at play

Spotted pink cherry blossom

An elderly lady shared this in a phone call – she was sitting with her breakfast cup of tea in the garden – just filled with wonder at the sun shining on the dew drops on each blade of grass making them look like jewels. 

In these strange times there is still sunshine and beauty.

On a run I noticed households had put crates of books/puzzles out at the end of their drives for passers-by to freely take.

My daughter ordered an afternoon tea box to be delivered to my parents doorstep and it brought happy tears to their eyes – feeling loved and cherished

A friends elderly father died this week following a long period of illness and a series of health battles. He died peacefully and COVID was not the last fight he fought.

 We shared some conversation and a glass of wine with our neighbours whilst maintaining social distancing and community spirit and a love for one another

This week has seen the worst and best times all rolled into one and I made it to Thursday knowing I was loved and strengthened by the love of my lord, pulling me on and giving me the courage when I needed it most.

1 Corinthians 12 v3 “and no one is able to say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.”

Surprise home baking deliveries!

I noticed swallows for the first time

A symphony of skylarks

The gift of homemade pancakes

The joy of being able to keep in touch with family and friends Messy Church sunflowers made with love by young and not so young!