Moses struggled home today, rather the worse for wear after his week of being missing, he was thin and has an injured foot (of to the vets I think). He has spent the afternoon sitting on one after the other of us purring and rubbing himself against us. Then he pops out to the kitchen for something to eat, and straight back onto someones lap. We have no idea where he has been, we posted flyers and stuck up posters, called the vets and the cat shelters to no avail. Yesterday I put his bowl away believing we wouldn't see him again...
Thank you to everyone who has prayed with us for his return, and for e-mails and comments.
We had our first family barbecue of the season today- a beautiful afternoon, the sounds of a game of cricket drifting across from the playing field..it was typically English, in fact the whole day was, I walked to church this morning with the sound of church bells in my ears. Jo and Tim had gone racing at Snettisham Beach, and came home triumphant as they have won the April points trophy.
I am amazed Tim w asn't too stiff to sail as we went for a long bike ride over the fens on Friday (our day off)...hadn't meant to go too far but ended up going over 10 miles. Not bad for the first ride out this year.
It has been a relaxing weekend for Tim and I as we've had no services to plan, the LWPT held their first conference here this weekend which meant the pulpits were all filled with visiting preachers. Odd to have all 4 members of staff sitting in the congregation!
Jon (17) was in the mood for a chat this morning, he is confused about worship, and does not feel at home in any of the local congregations... his faith is sure, but lack of fellowship and depth in worship is not helping him to grow at all.
I went as I've mentioned to Downham Methodist...it was really hard going, looking around at our visitors from LWPT and they represent the ageing nature of our churches, we produce regular 5 hymn prayer sandwiches...there seems to be so little life or depth to any of our worship, I fully understand the confusion of the teenagers, I was one of the youngest people there!
I went along with a real desire not to be critical, and to hear Gods voice in the service... I must say I worshipped more fully on our bike ride and at our family BBQ than in the morning service...
Gardening and walking
Because it has been such beautiful weather I have been weeding the garden, a never ending task as we have a huge garden that was well stocked by the previous incumbent, it is a typical English cottage garden, with twisty pathways and full borders...hard work but worth it.
I have also walked everyday watching the leaves unfold over the last week has been wonderful, it seems that after a long winter spring is truly here.
So that is a round up of my bits and pieces weekend...I'll be posting more later, but right now I'm borrowing a lap top cos mine has gone to the computer doctor...now I know how attached to it I am!!!