Hey, the weekend's here! And I have a first - the first person to follow my blog. Thanks Gramma 2 Many, a sister in Christ.
Well, it seems like ages since I've written anything - a severe shortage of time in the evenings is to blame for this. I run a number of youth groups, which all meet at night. Recently I've had a member of staff off sick, so I've been covering, four nights this week - hope she's back soon! What I really should say is - "Hope she's better soon!"
News: Africa trip is now scheduled for end July, beginning of August 2010, God willing, and the size of our party is now 8. Welcome Stewart and David, it's good to have you on board.
My new job in youth work (I recently resigned from a promoted post to get back to working with people) is going well. Just as busy, but without the same level of responsibility. Last night, for the first time in 6 years, I found myself thinking "I'm getting paid for this!" That's a huge turnaround from the stress of my previous post, and although it's only one small step, it's a start.
Today, Friday, I've had the day off - one advantage of working so many nights - and I was able to be at home for the kids at lunchtime. Both myself and my wife work full-time, so the kids are used to being at school all day. They really appreciate the chance to come home for lunch and I think it starts the weekend in a really positive way for them.
Weather here is forecast to get cold through the weekend, leading to the possibility of snow on Monday. The kids will be up for that, for sure. So, looking forward to a chilly but warm-hearted weekend with family and friends.
Wherever you are I wish you a peaceful, warm and contented weekend. May God richly bless and keep you. It's good to be at home. Maranatha.
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." John 14: 1-4