Sunday 31 July

Hello, aren’t these colours fabulous!

Ruby and Jojo came to church with me this morning as Fred asked to stay at home. Why not! It meant no one would argue about who sits next to me! And I enjoyed it. 

I was glad to hear my little Ruby singing the worship songs. She is precious. 

Over 1000 people on the streets of Liverpool were happy to be prayed for this wed-fri and more than 90 put their trust in Jesus. 

Then on Saturday, JD and his little team went to town to do their usual Saturday morning Street preaching, and he said there was a very different, positive atmosphere, they had no opposition. 

Yay! I have just been looking in Galatians for all that God says I am and I have. 

It’s a lot of good stuff!

Hilbre Island 

Hi, here’s a pic from yesterday:

This morning Lee and I had breakfast at Coasters, New Brighton. Then popped into Birkenhead to see the Wilfred Owen museum, which was shut!

At Seacombe we passed a corner shop called Singhsbury’s!

Then we tried to drive along the coast to West Kirby.  But there are too many golf courses in the way!

We parked at The beach, looked at Hilbre Island.  It said you could walk across, but be back by 6pm or you’ll get trapped on the island! So we walked.

It was nice and sunny and breezy.

First you get to Little Eye, then turn right. 

View down the Dee estuary. 

On Little Eye, with a bit of Wales in the background. We could see Talacre.

Middle Eye.

There was loads of these little black snails. 

We saw this lovely arch. 

View towards liverpool. We saw lots of swifts and oystercatcher. 

On Hilbre Island.  Who lives there!?

We saw some Atlantic grey seals bobbing about off the north end of the Island – in my photos they just look like a dot though. But we could make out their faces. 

What a lovely place! It took just over two hours walking there and back, and we got quite muddy. 

Afterwards we drove to Heswall to the Jug and Bottle for a very nice soup & sandwich lunch.

💕🕶 the adventure continues! ⚘🎶

Good day.  After watching some Todd White Vids on youtube, and reflecting on Wednesdays experience, I was struck that, I think I have learned a lot about who God is, but I don’t really know who I am. so I got Ephesians out and made these lists of who God  says I am, and what God says I have.  This pic is just chapter 1.

Then I prayed through it all while looking in a mirror and I started to believe it. I went to Penny’s and told her about it and we prayed. 
Then to town to meet my mum! We met at Fruit And Fibres, had lunch etc and I did my crochet lesson, you can see the fruits of our labour. 

Then I was meeting A, who I had sat next to on Wednesday morning, for dinner in the Tavern , smithdown.  We met chris and di on the 86 bus! 

A was bringing a lady that she’d just met at the conference, pictured above, so there were 4 of us for dinner! We had an amazing time telling each other all the miracles and salvation we’d seen and experienced.  We were like old friends !!

What a joy!

Thursday, quiet!

Thrilled to discover a “free” day, ie with no plans or appointments, I determined to sort some paperwork I’ve got behind on and make some phone calls. 

I didn’t do anything of the sort!

 I got the kids to watch a bit of Ben Fitzgerald video from the conference yesterday, we had a little talk and pray about speaking positive and how God sees us.

I done some crochet, obviously, and had a sleep. 

Ruby and I went to Morrisons where we bumped into E from SBC, she is pregnant with 4 weeks to go. She looked fab, she’s a marathon runner type, so very fit to enjoy the pregnancy. She said she wants to come to my crochet group. 

Samantha advertised my group to another knitting group in town that seems to have stopped meeting. Hopefully this will bring some customers!

I’m really enjoying this Moorish Mosaic Afghan pattern, but as it’s all in single crochet (dc in uk terms), it grows way slower than I’m used to. I like the detail though. 

Jesus loves My City

A few weeks ago, “Y” from Gateway invited me to this conference in Wavertree and said she’d pay! Cool! Then a couple of days ago, she came back from abroad, tried to buy tickets and it was sold out. So we just turned up! And in the queue, a friend of a friend hadn’t been able to come, so they gave me their ticket! Y insisted I go rather than her. I spent the day with a lovely girl from Norfolk! 

There was some wonderful worship, very quickly you felt the power of God’s presence. It was overwhelming and very powerful and glorious.

Judah Cole gave a wonderful talk on the power of God’s love and presence, what a difference it makes in someone’s life. Then Ben Fitzgerald, who is hilarious, told us the Fear of Man would be broken and shared some hilarious anecdotes about his experiences with the fear of man. With a really good point. After that they warned us that things would get messy/wierd, and anyone who was ensnared with fear of man had to run to the front to get prayed for. I knew I am not troubled with that fear anymore since my experiences coming out of SBC were all about it! So I prayed for the surrounding people. There was some screaming and roaring and stuff.

Then lunch. My new friend had bought me the conference t-shirt, so I got her lunch on Smithdown. And then to the coaches! We had some basic training and we were off to 3 bits of Liverpool to share the good news! I got allotted to Newsham Park and I partnered with a lovely lady from Glasgow. 

At the park there was some worship and encouragement . There was face painting and a table full of things we could give away. Water, sweets, and roses! We took a rose each and gave them to some ladies, telling them Jesus loves you, he knows you, we had a longer chat with one than the other. It was all a bit weird, but each was certainly touched and won’t forget it in a hurry! 

Then, the young lady I was with, noticed I wasn’t praying in Tongues, and we had a chat about it and I was happy to pray to speak in Tongues, and we did pray about it for a while, and nothing happened as usual! 

She was a psychiatrist and couldn’t believe I didn’t think aspergers was an illness, we chatted a lot and she prayed for a lot of the difficult things in my life. She was very nice. 

I also saw a nice couple who’s daughter was Lola’s friend in Studio. 

It turned out 26 people had given their life to Jesus in Newsham Park this afternoon.  There was the same activities going on in 2 other places and there are 2 more days of the same thing this week. 

It was brilliant teaching and I’m thrilled to have been a part of it! 

After, Y came and picked me up, and cooked tea for me at hers. It was very peaceful and lovely!

Tuesday nite

I went to tea at S’s, a friend from my old church. She’s bought her 1st home and it’s lovely! We had such a good laugh – haven’t seen her since Nov/Dec , when I was in quite a mess. So we had lots to speak of. It was great. Then she drove me home and I had a nice phone chat with my Samantha.  Lee’s at work in Birmingham. 

Moorish mosaic

I was in a £1 bookshop the other day, so got this crochet book, 1 knitting, 1 Mitchell and Webb, and 1 Norwegian crime novel. 

This crochet pattern is called Moorish Mosaic. Below are the two initial attempts, mistakenly I thought they should have 6 petals, it’s actually 7 even though it’s an octagon! Bizarre.

Like normal people. 

Okay, having a fridge in my kitchen isn’t enough to make me like normal people, but it’s jolly exciting!

Today I supervised Fred decluttering,  clearing and cleaning the surfaces and sweeping and mopping the floor. He did a good job though it took most of the morning! But it was a terrible state in there. 

Jojo did the front room and Ruby handled the washing. Lola is at her last days work experience at Fruit And Fibres today. Back at Coasters tomorrow, then she’s going to Alton towers with friends over Thursday and Friday. 

After literally not talking to any of us* for weeks, my husband has realised he’s in depression and is going to get some help at the Dr’s when he gets his over 40 NHS check. 

*except to tell us off,  That goes without saying. 

Peace out!

Coasters & West Kirby 

We had such fun playing a dance game on the Wii last night! I had forgotten about how fun it is. We definitely need to do that more often. 

This morning I went with Lola to Coasters, New Brighton for her 1st day of paid work from Anthony. We got her some black jeans as we passed through town, it’s quite difficult to find some long enough at 8.30am but we did it.

Anthony suggested I start a crochet group on his sofas. Yup!

Once she was settled in, I  got a train to West Kirby, changing at Birkenhead North. I feel like a tourist! It’s ages since I went anywhere new on the train, I’m loving it!

West Kirby is where M, a Christian home edder friend I’ve never actually met, is asking around cafes for somewhere I can do a monthly crochet group.  So today I’m just nosing about the area. It’s a seaside village, never been around here before. 

The waiting room at Meols has a nicer view than most. 

At these stations there were planters full of fruit and veg growing, with “please pick and eat when ready” signs. What is this strange world?!

West Kirby turned out to be Quite Nice. 

It was bustling. It’s small, so everything is close by. 

I walked to the beach. 

I got a train back to Birkenhead North, then walked up Laird St and checked out St James Op Shop, the 2nd hand shop Lola used to volunteer in for work experience.  Nothing special!

Then got the 437 bus to Liverpool and the 86 to Samantha’s, we had a butty in an adorable cafe near her house with all sorts of red polka dot stuff in. I was a bit too tired for chats unfortunately! But it was nice to see my friend. 

Then home. Jojo was still sulking about his aching legs from DofE walking, and Fred had a sore throat so, rather than have a sleep, (!) I took him to the walk in centre in Garston. It’s a viral throat infection so ice lollies!

So Lola has work 4 days a week now. She is earning, hurrah!!

Sunday

Look at these beautiful tattoos! 

Lola, Ruby and Fred came to church this morning. Jojo was on his DofE.

Then Lola and I met Cathy for lunch at the farm cafe. We had such a laugh, I have no idea what about!

Then I had a sleep.

Nathan came over and we’ve been playing the wii.