I definitely felt peaceful this week and that was really nice to feel the calm. I also, after a bit of a battle had the strength to forgive a lot of hurt that happened and to move on, it no longer feels like such a weight.
Monday held more holiday club prep but fortunately we’re coming to a point where we can’t do much else until a few big things have happened so it’s slowing down a little in terms of workload. After work Rebi and I went to Sainsbury’s to get some petrol and ended up Christmas decoration shopping (Alex had gone to do a spaldi). When we got home we did some decorating and made the house look all Christmassy before going to young adults. We looked at 1 Peter 1:3-9 but I really liked verses 6-7, the fact that our faith comes out worth more than gold because everything but faith will eventually fade away.
Feeling all Chistmssy at home.
Tuesday started off in the office with making a list of food for our Christmas dinner together on the 21st. After that it was off to work doing some holiday club craft prep. I spent most of the day making a pretty document which I am oddly proud of! For dinner Alex and I had chips which was great, we’d been craving them for a long time. I then went to my room and did a bit of drawing which I was pretty impressed with – didn’t think I was that competent. I then FaceTimed mum and dad for a while before heading bed for an early night.
The border that I drew in the evening – obviously with a mandatory bible verse (Psalm 63:3)
Wednesday started off with office prayer where we shared our favourite verses (mine is Isaiah 43:2 if anyone wondered). The rest of the day I spent editing some of the documents I’d written and then I had a cupboard and workspace tidy so now the office is super neat.
Thursday was tough, really tough. I felt really emotional and everything in me was fighting back tears which made everything ten times worse because then things started to build up. I had a good old cry in the end but that’s allowed and I did feel better afterwards – I just needed an emotional poo!
Friday we were doing even more holiday club prep although its getting down to being just the small things now which means its slowed down a lot. Alex and I left work early so I took the opportunity for some introvert time when we got home. Alex was great and made pizza dough so we had homemade pizzas which were gorgeous.
Saturday I was all by myself, Alex was on mission and Rebi had gone to see friends, so I had the house to myself! I watched a couple of awful Christmas films that were on tv and then I read some of my book before Rebi got back. There’s a lot of deep stuff in my book so it’s been quite hard to get my teeth into but it’s getting better the further I go on. We watched The Hobbit on our new TV in the evening which was incredible, the TV is awesome. I had my very first pancake with bacon and maple syrup, oh my goodness it was amazing!
Aforementioned bacon and maple syrup pancake (we had chocolate chips in the pancakes too!)
Sunday I was at church supporting Pete as he was guest speaking. I had to get up and talk about Pulse which was pretty scary to be honest and I don’t remember making any eye contact although I do remember looking around the church! Pete spoke really well he had a super hard passage (Genesis 9:18-end of chapter). We then had a bring and share lunch which was nice, it was a bit sparse but we had some good chats and there was a question time at the end so I think people got a lot from it which is great. We had a chilled afternoon before going out to church for the carols by candlelight service where I was doing a reading . After the service we came home and watched the apprentice, although I Facetimed mum during the middle of it so I missed a majority but it was good to talk to her. Rebi and I then stayed up until midnight talking, it was really nice to talk like that, I don’t feel like that’s happened in a long time!
- For great conversations at home.
- For what is to come, just thinking about the future and what that might hold.
- For a restful time over Christmas.