October Status Report
School holidays. Very nice to have a slower pace. Felt like we all limped to the end of Term 3.
Marriage Enrichment Course: The one we worked on for about 4 months this year was run with the first group of 15 couples last month. Called Building a Strong Foundation, much of the focus was how to set good & godly patterns in the the early years (0-7) of marriage. We enjoyed it, as is seems did the couples, so we are keen to keep running it annually.
Marriage Preparation Course: also having a large re-write. It has been the year to think about marriage.
AFES Wives conference: coming up very soon. Very much looking forward to seeing many old friends, and meeting some new ones.
Reading: Have enjoyed some books lately, but they won’t get full posts. I re-read The Screwtape Letters (C. S. Lewis) and it definitely gives food for thought. I wrote down a lot of quotes to save for possible future reflection and reference. Still planning to do more Lewis reading, perhaps over the summer.
|Blossoms just starting in Chinatown|
Read 365 Days of Wonder, a follow-up to Wonder, which our family loved. R.J. Palacio has returned writing as the teacher from Wonder, Mr Browne, with monthly reflections on being a teacher, with daily precepts that engage, interest and encourage, all mainly to do with hope in humanity. If you were going to buy your kids a book of quotes, this would be a good one to get.
Have finally found a bible reading timetable that seems to work. Dear Husband brings me a hot drink in the morning on waking and I stay in bed reading and praying before coming out to face the day. Seeing I wake every morning, it seems to be easy to make it a regular & purposeful time with God.
Enjoying the transition to spring. The beautiful blossoms which appear this time of year make it even more lovely.