Monday, 18 May 2009

Blowing in the Wind

There are a lot of things going on at the moment, and there are a lot of feelings and thoughts going round my head and heart.

I'm exhausted - we had a great (energetic) time at playgroup this afternoon. We had a parachute out and the kids loved it. Have you ever seen a three year old cry with laughter? He was just bubbling over with joy. It was wonderful.

I'm praying - it seems like a lot of people are having hard times at the moment. Whether its exams, job troubles or personal struggles, I'm thinking of you and praying for you.

I'm scared and excited - I've decided to train as a teacher. I'd really like to do a course starting in January because I've been doing a lot of "floating" since graduation and I want to get going with something. That means I need to talk a school into taking me on, and do the whole application process before the 5th of June. I will be talking to a couple of headteachers tomorrow. Please pray!

I'm hopeful - that my driving licence will come this week. Then T can start taking me out driving. It's only been three years since I last drove. Did I say hopeful? I meant petrified.

I'm happy - T and I spent a great day out at the Science Museum for his birthday on Saturday and I spent most of Sunday afternoon on the phone to my family and Shiv. Lots of laughter, lots of catching up.

I'm looking forward - this bank holiday weekend we're going to visit my family for three whole days, partly to celebrate Mum's birthday. Then I also get to spend some time with Lulu - which means a good few hours of the West Wing, a great lunch and lots of catching up.

Psalm 139 just came to mind. It's one of my favourite chapters at the moment and this bit is especially wonderful...

O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.
You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
Psalm 139 v. 1-10.


  1. "if I make my bed in the depths, you are there"

    Ha. I bet it says "if you're having a pity party for one, I'm sitting there gently mocking you" in The Message.

    Yay for West Wing :)

  2. Praying for you too hun. Keep chin up and look forward to all the things God has in store for you!

  3. Aww appreciating the prayers and woo I got a mention hehe. I'm praying for you too, hope the headteachers see that you're a good catch :) Xx

  4. Wooo - driving sounds fun!

  5. Thanks for your comment and for the indirect inspiration for the blog - I'd been lurking for a while, I think I followed through from Lulu's blog, so clearly this whole blogosphere is one big circle!
    It's easy to assume that *everyone* in church is fine and sorted with God, so thank you for helping to dispel the myth!
    Fingers crossed with the teacher-training!! Kx


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