Dipping my toe back in the water

I have had a week off work and a deliberate week off blogging. Just didn’t feel like it. Tried to make it a more spiritual reason than that but just didn’t feel like it. Sorry – don’t mean to be rude. We have all taken Lucy’s loss quite hard. Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers. Thank you that no-one said “It’s just a dog”. We were all doing quite a lot better until we got a lovely card from the vet, expressing their sorrow and supporting our decision. Bit sobby again but getting there.
Also quite rocked back by a blog I read this week. A Christian had written that she felt that prayer was a conversation and a continuing closeness with God and that answers to prayer were more often about how your life circumstances turned out and the sort of person you are. Well I wondered and worried about this for a while and I am sorry – that just won’t do for me. If my God doesn’t do miracles – above and beyond anything that I can imagine then all bets are off for me. I might as well go and get a decent life coach and see how much I can achieve in my life. I’m not saying that God is my personal slot machine and that I get everything I ask for (are you kidding?) but the POSSIBILITY of the miraculous is essential don’t you think? If God be God and all that. I’m sticking with petitionary prayer with loads of thanksgiving and seeing what God does. Otherwise some of my life circumstances have been so poo, if I couldn’t expect God to intervene in some way, at some time, I would do myself a mischief! (RAMBLING! Sorry)

Other than that just leaving you with a few random things.

Went for day out in Newton Abbott. You know, I don’t need the lights of Vegas and wilder-beast roaming across the plains but, I have to be brutally honest, it was a long way to drive for a big Asda, twenty charity shops and two buskers murdering Beatles’ songs. Maybe I caught it on a bad day.

Had a lunch in Buffet City. All you an eat Chinese for the uninitiated. Always makes me want to come out and go on five day bread and water fast. Why do we do that to ourselves? And FOW1 was making a cheese sandwich about an hour later.

Foyle’s War is back – if only for three weeks. HURRAH! Also, wish that he papers would stop hanging round the filming of Sherlock and taking random photos. If they give any clues away – I shall be very annoyed.

FOW2 to me during last week’s Easter Morning service

“Mum, don’t wave and shout ‘Hello’ to the chicken puppet. It isn’t for you.”

Outrageous! I prefer it when she sits with the youth. Just one more random thing. This is why Cosby is a genius  Think on young people.



  1. April 6, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    Random comments
    1-Cosby IS a genius
    2-it IS weird to use a puppet in church and realise adults are waving "hello" at your hand!
    3- Newton Abbott obviously has not improved since I was there in 1977
    4- Foyle's War is a delightful end to busy Sundays
    [and so sad that it is the last ever series]
    5- Roll on Sherlock
    6- Of COURSE you'll feel c**p about losing Lucy, and won't want to blog
    7- Our God DOES do miracles. YOU have known them, so and have I. If He doesn't, then what on earth have we got to offer the sick, sad, suffering world out there? We would be, indeed, of all people, the most miserable
    8- Calvary was a Once-And-For-All-Event- but the Easter Message is new every day. This keeps me going.
    9- I have finished preaching now,[You may say your own benediction!] and I shall return to my holiday recreation, and cook my family a nice tea.
    10- blessings anyway xx

    • April 7, 2013 / 8:09 pm

      I consider myself told and am very glad about it 🙂 Have a lovely holiday and I hope everyone is feeling better

  2. April 6, 2013 / 9:47 pm

    Er, you mean the puppets are NOT for us?
    As to Sherlock, I'm getting afraid to look at newspapers in case they let something slip.
    As an animal lover,I love my cats no less than other people love their children…there is no need to apologise for grieving…it's what we do when we love someone,regardless of how may legs they have,or if they have furry or scaley skin.
    Jane x

  3. April 6, 2013 / 10:28 pm

    I have tried to say hello before, but my message has never been sent. Now I have a new tablet (oh the joys of 50th b.d pressie) I am trying again. As a mutley member, I am sure you are too, so am trying to work out who you are! I have read little snippets over the year that convinces me, so I often look around on a Sunday morning and wonder where you sit. Anyhow, suffice to say I enjoy reading your blog, and I am so sorry about Lucy. And, gosh how sad to to live in a world where our great God didn't perform miracles.anyhow, hello from a Yorkshire lass, married to a Plymouth chap, happily living "down south"!

    • April 7, 2013 / 8:05 pm

      Hello Kate. Thank you for your comment. We are Mutley attenders but because of my husband's shifts at the hospital, we find that we have to jump around the Sunday services. It would be lovely to say hello sometime.

    • April 10, 2013 / 12:10 pm

      TeeHee! very amused by references to 'Mutley Members'. As a lifelong Bugb supporter, I know what it means, but wonder how many of your other followers think you both are part of the Wacky Races Fan Club!
      I have never been a MM- but our first guinea pig was called Derek Tidball.

      blessings xx

    • April 10, 2013 / 6:24 pm

      I know, when we first moved here, we all kind of thought "pardon?" but no one here makes the connection.

  4. April 6, 2013 / 10:37 pm

    Prayer changes things. x

    • April 7, 2013 / 8:10 pm

      And in my heart of hearts I know this to be true.

  5. April 9, 2013 / 9:29 am

    So sorry to hear the news of your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with you and yours.

    X x

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