Saturday, August 29, 2009

Our Awesome God!

On Friday morning, while driving home from dropping the girls at school, I saw this incredible thing! I love sunrises and always look at the sky. This morning was no different except that I had such a wonderful surprise! You will understand by just looking at the photos.

David has decided to do a degree in Theology and we are so excited! It is not a normal University degree though. It is done through our church with the church planter pastor and the degree is registered with Potch University (or North West university, if I recall correctly). We have been attending classes for more than a year already but just casually for the knowledge and without doing all the assignments and exams. The knowledge we get from here is mind blowing and enlightening at the same time! Don't think we have ever had so much Biblical stimulation before. This is a bit scary though 'cause the word says: to whom much has been given, much will be required! Please pray for us both as the training involves us both even though I am not doing the degree. Pray that we will be faithful and have our priorities straight in order for this to be done to His glory.

The girls are doing fine and are excited since the school is starting to prepare for their annual concert. It is a massive thing every year and the children get all hyped! They are also enjoying the fact that David and I attend these classes 'cause it is two hours at church every other Sunday and they love to play there! Suzelle is also preparing to go to her new school next year since the schools here are divided into grades 1,2&3 and then another for grades 4-7. They always feel so grown up when they get to move up to the next school ;)

I have been knitting away since my sister introduced me to Fuzzy Mitten (web page by the same name) patterns of the cutest little animals you have ever seen! I now have a hard time doing work instead of knitting! I could justify knitting since it is for Luzaan's birthday but that is not quite right, I think. I will post some photos at a later date because my sister also reads this blog and what her son's look like is a surprise till 3 September, when they will receive it;)

Have to go do some work now, so, till another time:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tea for one together ;o)

The children had a tea for one together tonight. All this means is that they each have a set with a saucer, cup and teapot that fits on top of the cup. I was given one a couple of years ago and Ouma also had one that she sent for Suzelle since she loves tea so much.

They made themselves tea in their little pots and enjoyed it so much to be able to pour it again and again. This is only because they drink so much milk with it. The teapot actually only holds enough for one cup, hence tea for one.

We have been very blessed in the sense that we have not really been sick this winter. Suzelle had tonsilitis but we gargled it away with salt water!

Life has been very exciting but not in a worldly sense. We are so blessed in our church and love our church family so much. We get challenged and encouraged every Sunday and I love it! It makes me strive towards being a better witness and getting closer to God. Sundays are by far our busiest day but I love it!

We have been going to class with the Theology students at our church for a while now and it is such a blessing and so enriching! It has been a voluntary thing and we could just come to grow in knowledge and it has been very good! It helped us understand things I had never even considered and showed us just how amazing the Lord is in His sovereign plan of redemption! This quarter David decided to do it as a registered student and to work towards getting his degree. The classes are still the same but now he will have to hand in projects in order for him to be evaluated. The pastors involved with this has been very excited and said that this is the best time in one's life to do it. Now for the hard work. Even though I will be doing it as I have been doing all along, there will also be other training involved because they do not just train the husband but the wife as well. We do not know what the future holds and where the Lord might want to use us but we decided that we would be better equipped to be used by Him after we have gone through this. Please pray for us that we would be faithful and use our time wisely. We have the desire to serve and please the Lord but also know that we are weak. We find comfort in the fact that He is strong in our weakness but please pray for us that we would have the wisdom to recognize our weakness and ask Him to be our strength in those circumstances. Also pray that we will do nothing in our own strength! We are so excited!

Not much news as far as amount is concerned, I know, but a magnitude as far as the importance goes ;o) Thank you that we can know that you will be in this with us through prayer!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Something cute!

My sister showed me these cute little knitted animals by becoming a fan on Facebook. I loved them immediately!

This pattern is free on their website and it is so quick to make! My girls loves it since they are only about 8" or 20 cm tall! You get all sorts of animals and clothing patterns on their website. They're called Fuzzy Mitten and I will include the link.

Enjoy! Think my sister and I should get royalties for all the advertising we have been doing :o)