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New Wine – Day 3

Day 3 – 29/07/13 I don’t think I’ve ever heard a child cry so much! There’s a child, of unknown age as I haven’t seen it, that seems to constantly cry! The first night people in our camp were complaining, then yesterday evening I could hear what they meant. The poor child cried for literally a whole hour, maybe more, …

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New Wine – Day 2

Day 2 – 28/07/13 My OH and I fell asleep really early, and although it was obviously interrupted for me by P2 nuzzling for boobie, we had a pretty decent first night. We enjoyed a lovely cooked breakfast courtesy of my Mum and spent the morning relaxing in the outdoors with a mixture of sun and wind. P1 went to …

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New Wine – Day 1

So during this week I’ve come to realise I’m going to have even less Internet signal than I thought… The joys of being in a field I guess. So I’m going to date my posts and hopefully post as soon as I get signal. Day 1 – 27/07/13 We arrived at New Wine all safe and sound. The journey was …

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Holiday Mode

Today has been such a busy day! We’ve been busy preparing to go to New Wine. The majority of our evening has been spent packing, but this afternoon we managed to visit family. The girls also had their ears pierced today – I’m prepared for all the negative comments regarding this. P1 had her ears pierced when she was about …

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I Made It – Finally

It’s been absolutely ages since I’ve been to church. Well, 18 weeks and before that it would about a year! I’m a dreadful Christian. It’s not like I don’t believe, I do, I pray every night with P1 and on my own. It’s purely because on a Sunday we are usually so busy visiting my MiL or spending time as …

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KBBF2013 – Top Breastfeeding Tips You Should All Know

Everyone needs tips. Tips help people that are struggling with something, try something a little different that they never even thought of. I've compiled my top 10 tips; 1) Wind Your Baby I had never actually properly breastfed P1, so this time it was all new. I asked the nurses what I should be doing and they very clearly said …

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God Looks After Nightmares

I’m feeling very guilty this morning. I was moaning about my brothers alarm vibrating on the floor above our bedroom waking us up to my mum through the bathroom door when P1 suddenly starting crying. I rushed into her room. She was clearly very very upset. She’d had a bad dream and the way she described it I’m not surprised …

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Festival

Considering we didn’t actually get to sleep until about 11:30pm because of arriving home late from Kent. P2 slept from 11:30 until 6:10am this morning. Technically, a full night sleep because I wasn’t woken up by her. I haven’t really talked about my Christian life much. I used to attend church every Sunday, but when I met my OH it …

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To My Princesses – Letter 5

To my Princesses, It really feels like we haven’t stopped this past week! I started a challenge to help with the amount of shouting I do, and that’s also had quite an impact this week. I really want to be the best Mummy I can be and I know I fail at it, especially recently. I have got into more …

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40 Acts – Day 40 – Overcome Your Story

IT IS EASY TO BECOME DEFINED BY THE HARDSHIPS THAT WE FACE. “I’M A SINGLE MOTHER”, “I’M UNEMPLOYED”, “I’M A WIDOWER”, “I’M DISABLED”. WE SOMETIMES LABEL OURSELVES BASED ON OUR NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES, INSTEAD OF USING THOSE EXPERIENCES TO HELP OTHERS. JESUS’ STORY DIDN’T END ON THE CROSS: THREE DAYS LATER HE ROSE AGAIN TO OVERCOME SIN AND DEATH FOREVER. OUR …

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40 Acts – Day 39 – Forgive

If you are holding a grudge or a wound against someone who has hurt you in the past, make this Easter a time to find a way to forgive them. God’s grace will give you the strength to find compassion. Through forgiveness you not only set yourself free but also transform the life of the person you are forgiving. What …

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Good Friday

I’ve been spending a lot of my P1-free days in my jammies and I thought it was about time to actually do something so I went to visit my MiL yesterday in Kent. I had such a lovely chilled day with her, my OHs Nan and Brother. Oh and of course P2. I’m definitely going to visit during the week …

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40 Acts – Day 38 – Practise Your Testimony

When practising your testimony, have different length versions for different situations. Consider one a trailer for the full movie with perhaps an extended version for that long conversation over a meal. Write it down. Don’t read or memorise a script, but writing can help to focus your thoughts and enable you to spot the important parts. Remember that listening is …

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40 Acts – Day 37 – Go Beyond Yourself

Today’s 40 Act challenge is here. We can all help to break down the attitudinal barriers that lead to the social isolation of people with learning disabilities. A change will come through a combination of prayer and determination to include those we know, who may be on the margins of our community. It can start with a simple conversation, where …

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40 Acts – Day 36 – Pray

God will use you as you are. I was a sleep-deprived, homesick mother of two little children when God gave me a job to do. The Pamper Club girls saw me every day at school and dragging whining toddlers round the Co-op. I was real. So what I told them about prayer had to be real too. Do what you …

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