Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Resist the Devil!

I am sorry if it seems that I have been neglecting my blog and my bloggy friends! Why is it that I now have one at school and only one at home but I feel busier than ever????

During the day Jacob is not around to entertain Emma so this job falls to me! Emma is loving having me around and to herself. Yesterday we made necklaces from beads I had left over from jewellery making. She totally loved this and did it for over an hour!

I am enjoying all this time with her. God is showing me the joys of having a little girl! I am able to do girly things with her and will be able to do more and more as she gets older! It is great fun.

Getting ready for school in the morning takes at least an hour. I have the two to get organised so it can be time consuming. Especially when they dawdle. Jacob takes ages to get dressed and then Emma plays the chase me game! She loves coming down to drop Jacob at school though! Even if it is only for 5 mins.

On Monday some of the girls from our Church (and two guys!), visited the school's assembly to tell them all about our Sunday school, The Good News Club which starts again Sep 27th. The kids seemed keen and Jacob was happy to see his friends from Church visiting the school. I am thankful that God gave the girls from Church this opportunity. The UK is fast becoming secular but it is fantastic that the local schools were welcoming to our Church people and their invitation to the kids to come along to Sunday school. I know there are schools out there that just would not have this at all!

I got to look after a gorgeous baby on Monday afternoon while on of my friends visited the school. It was great fun and this baby is going to be a big sister!!!! More wonderful news we received last night!

God is doing amazing things in our Church just now. Families are coming and growing all the time. Church is such a vibrant mix of young and old. There are two new babies due now!! Our creche just grows and grows!!

People are feeling drawn to return to our Church and are bringing their family with them. It is such an exciting time and we need to ensure we protect every inch of it.

We need to remain united and not let the Devil steal any of our joy or unity. I know that he will try to destroy what we have built and as Believers in the Lord Jesus we cannot allow this to happen.

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!

Psalm 133:1(NIV)

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus,

Romans 15:5(NIV)

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:3 (NIV)

7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7 (NIV)


  1. Collette,

    Enjoy this very precious time with Emma. The blogging world can wait for you to have time, no matter how often or when that is. Motherhood offers its own rewards and blessings and we will be here waiting for you whenever you have a chance to stop by.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. Collette, never apologize for not blogging. The readers are following you and they can wait, your children are in need of you and they cannot wait. You are doing the right thing to attend to them and write when you can. I have only one child left at home, she is a senior and though we homeschool her, she is pretty independent. I still can't find time to blog a good post every day- though I do wish to.


    Heidi @2 Thinks to Share

  3. Hi Collette! I do believe you are much busier because it's hard to entertain just one child! It's funny when people think when you have more kids it gets harder. It's actually easier! LOL!

    Yes, as a church body, we all need to be of one accord!!

  4. Oh collette that is fantastic that the school allows y'all to come and talk with the kids! And yes I agree with Alicia, they entertain each other with more and since we both homeschool, our youngest are never alone!!


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