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It's the start of another week, and there's quite a lot to do this week. I need to find my Christmas cards and get them sorted ready to post. The overseas cards are written but we need to print out our newsletter, put stamps on the envelopes and all that sort of thing, they need to be in the mail some time this week. We are going to the dentist today, and I think I'm going to die of embarassment because my teeth are in such terrible state, and even when my teeth were okay, I never liked seeing the dentist.
On Friday I went to Coffee Plus which was good, I'm starting to feel like I belong a bit there. In the afternoon I helped getting ready for Matthew's school fair. In the evening, the boys went to Pathies and we visited the Church's Craft Fair and bought a few bits and pieces while we were waiting for them. Apparently the craft fair raised over £4000 which is just amazing! On Saturday we had the Christmas Fair at Matthew's school, it was quite a good fair, I was on the toy stall, and it was okay. I don't know how much money that one made and I won't find out this week as Matthew has a week of work experience starting today, at a Tea Factory in Moreton!
It was church yesterday, the morning service was communion, and was a simple but pleasant service. The afternoon flew by, and it seemed to be time to set out to the evening service not long after we finished lunch! The sermon in the evening was about work and rest, mainly rest! It's an interesting thing to think about, especially when I think about how busy I am now compared with when I was in the Hutt Valley. When I was incredibly busy, I valued my times of rest and fought to make room for "me" time in a busy schedule, now I don't think I do that, and I end up wasting time, rather than consciously making space for me. I'm not as tired as I was then, so I suppose I'm more rested, I'm not trying to make any real point here, it's just interesting!
Now I really need to get on with my day, I know those Christmas cards are in the garage somewhere.

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takahe
Nov. 28th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC)
-When I was incredibly busy, I valued my times of rest
Rest is a weapon.
So says David Webb, well, really, Jason Bourne, of the Bourne Identity trilogy (some of my most favourite books!) (and most despised movies!)

Oh Viv, Christmas cards - I so dearly want to do some, because we always make ours, but I need to put aside some time TIME TIME and that'll have to be this week or no-one on your side of the world will get a thing from me, huh! OMG!
All right. This week... can you nag me? While you do yours? I need to be nagged.

And why is there a tea factory in Moreton? Does tea grow there or do they just put it into boxes?


vivh
Nov. 28th, 2005 09:31 am (UTC)
Rest is a weapon.
I think that's probably right, but I think you only really appreciate the value of rest when you are busy. The sermon wasn't actually that great but it set me thinking about things, so maybe it was good after all, I suppose that's what sermons are supposed to do!

Don't forget to make some time for those Christmas cards.(Official nag).
Mind you I think it's amazing that someone as busy as you finds the time to make their own cards, if you enjoy it does that count as work or rest?

I don't know why there is a tea factory in Moreton, but Matthew just texted to say he had found it. I'm pretty sure they don't grow tea there though.

takahe
Nov. 28th, 2005 09:42 am (UTC)
Thank you for the official nag! I adore making Christmas cards but it is time consuming! Really is. -Mind you I think it's amazing that someone as busy as you finds the time to make their own cards, if you enjoy it does that count as work or rest?
Definitely rest. It's a joy. I just need time to fit that joy in! heh

Sermons, well, I guess they don't always have to be good to still give you some food for thought.
vivh
Nov. 28th, 2005 09:56 am (UTC)
Yes, you need to find time for cards and writing and all the things you enjoy, we all do!

Semons, Most preachers try to answer our questions or guide us some way, but it's the ones that ask questions which you remember the next day!
takahe
Nov. 28th, 2005 10:01 am (UTC)
-it's the ones that ask questions which you remember the next day!
I'll always recall a priest years and years ago holding up a packet of coffee (Bushells Instant Coffee puts the life in you!) and a bottle of Coke (Coke adds life) and saying, neither of these will give you life!
ringbark
Nov. 28th, 2005 10:09 am (UTC)
That's very good. Mind you, coffee keeps me alive which give a chance for the one who does give life.
takahe
Nov. 28th, 2005 10:17 am (UTC)
-Mind you, coffee keeps me alive which give a chance for the one who does give life.
Heh, me too! That's just how I see it! *g*
vivh
Nov. 28th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
I remember a family service when the priest got children to make marmite sandwiches, during the sermon, it was all about sometimes having to do things we don't like, it was a long time ago, but I certainly remember the mess, and the plates of sandwiches which were handed round at the end of the sermon.
More meaningfully I remember the preacher who started his sermon by holding up a bag from the local greengrocer, which said, "Fresh Fruit every day" when he was preaching about the fruit of the Spirit!
takahe
Nov. 28th, 2005 10:19 am (UTC)
OMG I hate Marmite sandwiches!
-I remember the preacher who started his sermon by holding up a bag from the local greengrocer, which said, "Fresh Fruit every day" when he was preaching about the fruit of the Spirit!
Hee, that'd be a good one to remember if I have to teach Confirmation again!
Fresh fruit, would you like an apple or some self control? Perhaps a little avocado with your faithfulness, madam?
vivh
Nov. 28th, 2005 10:23 am (UTC)
Does that mean life in the Spirit is a bit like fruit salad?
takahe
Nov. 28th, 2005 10:24 am (UTC)
-Does that mean life in the Spirit is a bit like fruit salad?
*snort* I don't know if I could go that far in my teaching LOL!
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