This is the verse that's been shaping my thoughts..
As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy.’
1 Peter 1: 15-16Whats really struck me is how simple this is. We're not called to focus on being really successful or to work hard in order to receive blessings from God. In fact our sole motive for doing pretty much anything at all should be that..
we want to be more like him.
So recently i've been feeling a bit end of termish, ie...
and this weekend I was able to make it home for a Thanks giving feast prepared by genuine Americans which was wonderful!!!! Of course I had serious issues with dragging my reluctant self back up the country out of the comforts of hearth and family and now it's finally December I can begin to be insanely enthusiastic about the prospect of Christmas!!! Heres some pictures from the weekend..
me and the boys
and with my wonderful father who incidentally is more than happy to receive my calls in the middle of work meetings to council me on various medical queries :)
and the feast!!! So yes I have lots to be thankful for :)