Remembering an “Apollo” student and our wedding rings.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8 : 28 Some stories stretch over years… This memory came to me when standing in Delphi and a lady said ” We Greeks still call a handsome man Apollo”.Continue reading “Remembering an “Apollo” student and our wedding rings.”

Remembering the neighbours who didn’t share a wall.

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say, rejoice. Philippians 4: 4 An elderly couple probably well into their eighties lived in a red- brick semi detached home next to our cottage. They were rarely in the garden but both worked well into their late 70’s . He was an account and a portlyContinue reading “Remembering the neighbours who didn’t share a wall.”

Learning to drive and wanting a car

Friends, don’t be children in understanding be adults! When it comes to planned evil be as weak as a young child! 1Corinthians 14:20 (Sandy’s wording.) Usually at the weekends I try to write a little from what I remember of my life… with travelling now in Greece I am a little late this week. TheContinue reading “Learning to drive and wanting a car”

Remembering Mum’s Teddies and my return home…

Something from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians: See then that you walk with thoughtfulness and care, not like a fool but wisely, making up for lost time, because the days are evil! Ephesians 5:15 (Sandy’s understanding) My parents set up home in Port Elizabeth. Dad got a job similar to the one he had inContinue reading “Remembering Mum’s Teddies and my return home…”

Continuation of “Travelling alone with our children.”

Choose for yourself who you will serve………..But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24: 15 ( I have left out the names of the gods.) We had only been with Mum and Dad in Port Elizabeth a little while when my sister and family arrived on their way homeContinue reading “Continuation of “Travelling alone with our children.””

Travelling alone with our young children.

Joseph took Jesus body down and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and then Joseph left. ( Jesus’s body was there all Sabbath.) Matthew 27: 59 –Continue reading “Travelling alone with our young children.”

Remembering friends we had while the children were young…

The phone was ringing downstairs. I scooped up my baby and tried to get there before it stopped. “Hello, Sandy speaking.” Really is that you Tessa!… Where are you? ….When did you arrive? …Yes we would love to meet Kevin… It had been about twelve years since I had heard that distinctive voice. She wasContinue reading “Remembering friends we had while the children were young…”

Remembering how it was for three Mums…

God compares Himself to a hen gathering her chicks to keep them under her wings. Then He says: “You are really not interested, are you. You show this by stoning and killing the prophets and because of this your house is going to be desolate”… Then Jesus says ” You will not see me untilContinue reading “Remembering how it was for three Mums…”

New trees and snow drops nearly gone.

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?… Wait on the LORD : be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27: 1…14 (the verses between are lovelyContinue reading “New trees and snow drops nearly gone.”

Remembering the birth of our second child.

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2: 7 We were experienced! Roy packed snacks to pass the long hours ahead. We predicted it would take some hours ! Except when we left theContinue reading “Remembering the birth of our second child.”

Remembering how we felt about the renovation.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. The testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple…. Respect for the Lord is good; it will continue forever. Psalm 19 : 8, 9 There were four of us on this journey of cottage renovation. I can only guess how my sonContinue reading “Remembering how we felt about the renovation.”