Memories

My Travel Blogs:

My first memories of being with my in-laws.

When we receive Christ by believing in His name. He gives us power to become the children of God… He does this by His will. John 1: 12,13 ( Sandy’s understanding) Arriving in the dark, an unknown world to me, cold but /and….? We step out of the plane at Heathrow and onto the underground bound for London, King ‘s Cross, then we catch a train to Wakefield , Yorkshire . Not too long and there they were my new Mum and Dad -in- law ,with Jackie their black and white…

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Memories of our wedding…

Be completely humble and gentle, be patient,⁸ bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 It makes me shudder to write what I got done in the week before our wedding. My parents arrived the day before my graduation weekend to get ready for our wedding the following weekend. I graduated from my primary teaching diploma and then wrote three UNISA (University of South Africa) third year exams. (Education III, English literature III and Biblical studies.) My new in-laws arrived from England too… The wedding morning arrived. Romantic Mum had a…

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A memory of a critical time for my sister.

Rejoice always, pray continually , give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 This post links with my post Memories of underlying sadness Before I say that I walked up the aisle in the dress Mum made me for my wedding day, I need you to know something about Shelly, my sister. She was my bridesmaid and I respect and love her very much. Shelly came from Rhodesia, where we lived, to South Africa to read music at Stellenbosch University…

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Memories of a dress and a box of letters.

For God so loved us that He gave us Jesus so we could love to live /live to love. Sandy and John 3:16 (For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life.) I have precious memories of falling in love with Roy but here I will leave them in a box sealed with a kiss. We had been camping by the sea and Dad in his usual way said: ” It is quieter, fewer accidents…

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Memories of my second return home.

While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. Psalm 146:2 This part of my memories follows ” the continuation of being invited to tea…” as that happened in the mid year break and this at the end of the year, during the Christmas holiday time. The first year studying away from home was over.(Our academic year ended in December) I was unusually tired. Exhausted. I had successfully completed my first year of a primary teaching course and my first…

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Camping in the Vumba continued.

God is richly deep in wisdom and knowledge and how He judges we can’t find out. We don’t know the mind of God and we haven’t given Him council. …(Sandy’s understanding) ” For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever . Amen.” Romans 11: 33,34. ..36 The next time I went to the camp in the Vumba mountains was when I was 17 going on 18. I was now a councillor and loved all the activities with the younger teenagers. We…

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Memories of camping in the Vumba.

Jesus told them a parable to teach them that they must always pray, and not faint. It is called the “Unjust Judge” and found in the Bible in Luke 18 : 2-8 There is no danger that the Lord will neglect the prayers of His people. The danger is that in temptation and trial they will become discouraged and fail to persevere. EGWhite. (Let us continue to pray no matter how we feel. Sandy❤) I was 5 going on 6, Shelly was 2 going on 3 and Mum volunteered to be…

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Memories of travelling by steam train.

“You will walk( travel) safely and you will not stumble.(encounter danger). When you lie down you will not be afraid and your sleep will be sweet.”( still lovely) Proverbs 3 : 23,24 It is easy to remember our next trip as it was a treat to leave Johannesburg with all its family tensions and spend some time with my sister and mum on a journey to Salisbury where mum’s parents lived. Our journeys by train always involved nights and days so when the three of us travelled mum insisted we didn’t…

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Continuation of being invited to tea and remembering a visit…

Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 Both of us were standing on the balcony with our hands on the smooth iron rail above the elaborate ballastrade.  Would we have noticed if an army of Matabele ants had decided to cross the floor or a  tree snake had slowly untwined to find a more comfortable position. Would either of us have said anything if we could get over this feeling of keeping the silence…

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Memories of being invited to tea

And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into His plans. Romans 8 : 28 Opposite our Famona garden was open land/veld/bush.  It was an exciting place of smell and sound. The rain on dry dirt, ant hills , bark and leaves was delicious to smell and the morning sounds of chatting sparrows with the evil laugh and shriek of the butcher bird made this area special. If you could see through the thick bush up into the…

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Remembering different times at the mission school continued.

To learn patience, reverence, humility and have time to pray.  So teach me. Sandy By the back door of the mission house where the fly screen banged shut and squeaked to open was our drinking water. It was harvested rain water.  Large jugs of it were brought in boiled then cooled in the fridge. The used metal tumblers were  shaped and full of character, their dents when cold, fitted hands well.  The bathroom taps had brown water running from them. That water came from the dam which was often low and…

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Remembering different times at the mission school.

For the Father ( God ) Himself loves you because you love Me ( Jesus) and have believed that I came out from God. I came from the Father ( God) into the world, and am in the world: I leave the world and go to the Father. John 17 : 27, 28 (Jesus was talking to people while He was here on earth and tells us where He is now. Jesus is with His Father God) Mom’ s sister , her family and our Gran and Gramps lived in the…

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