Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Sophia at 2 weeks

Not more baby pictures I can hear you say - sorry, yes, and a lot more to come I have no doubt! We drove down to Portsmouth the day after boxing day to deliver Lynn for a week of granny duties. It was lovely to see Sophia and her mum and dad again. Sophia has a soporific effect on all who hold her - or so it seems. Also in the photos, 3 sisters!

Friday, 25 December 2009

Christmas 2009

The traditional Christmas Eve picture in front of the tree was posed for by Lydia and Julia, this year wearing their stockings! Christmas morning dawned bright and cold in Dartmouth and we enjoyed celebrating the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ with our dear friends at church. We looked briefly at Anna, an elderly but godly widow who witnessed our Lord when he was presented at the temple when just a few days old. We were challenged by Anna being where God wanted her to be; that she gave thanks to the Lord God for Jesus; and that she told others about the arrival of the promised Messiah (Luke 2:38).

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Slapton Sands

After delivering Lydia to a friends house so she cold have a girlie flix & kebab night, we took advantage of driving back home along Slapton Sands to stop and take a quick stroll down the beach. This is such a lovely stretch of coast!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Sophia - first Grandchild

We thank God for the safe delivery of Sophia Grace to our daughter Hannah and her hubbie Dan on 17th December. We have all had a cuddle and look forward to enjoying being grand parents!

Sunday, 13 December 2009

The Lord's Prayer

My dear friend and brother in Christ Jesus, Jonathan from Portsmouth asked if I would set The Lord's Prayer to music as he would be going through it with the Eastney Church next year. I want to thank God for helping and giving a musical setting for this, and it flowed straight on to the paper. You can hear the electronic version on my Phil's music link in the side bar.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Winter Sunrise

This has been a week of concerts, rehearsals and general busyness, but I awoke this morning to a beautiful sunrise with the sun low in the sky shining on the underside of the clouds. What a beautiful world we live in; what a wonderful God!