7/26/2013

A Mish-mash of This Past Week

Here's a snapshot into my past week, because I know y'all woke up this morning wondering how my week was going.




When we spoke of 'our girls' over the past week, there were five delights included, rather than the normal two. Here are our girls heading off for the day to Luskentyre beach in Harris. 

Now, those of you who have no idea where Luskentyre is, or what the beach looks like will probably have thought, 'Oh, that's nice for them ...' . However, those of you who have been to Luskentyre, or who know what it's like will have thought something along the lines of, 'Oh wow! The lucky dippers! That is such a beautiful place!'. 

Am I right?


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At one of our morning worship times, we were reading in John chapter 7. Verse 43 struck me:

"So there was a division among the people because of Him."

We were talking afterwards of how that is always the case: Christ always divides. The truth is that we are either for Him or against Him. Much as I'd have liked to have believed before I was saved that I was in some middle-ground - that, even though He wasn't precious to me, that I wasn't against Him. But whatever I felt like, the truth stands: I was against Him. Praise Him for taking me out of that miry clay, and for setting my feet on a rock - on Christ Jesus Himself.

That led us to not only thinking how Christ and the Gospel divides, but how it unites.

And it sure unites! Here we were, a group who, only days ago, had never even met and who now felt completely at one, as brothers and sisters in Christ. What else would take young ladies from the west coast of the USA and a middle-aged couple from an obscure island off the coast of Scotland and unite them the way the Gospel does?

Nothing, I tell you. Nothing!



But all good things must come to an end, and on an early morning we headed over to town to see them onto the ferry. It seemed like they'd only just arrived, and now they were leaving us. 

Girls, we had such a great time with you here, and we certainly hope we'll meet you all again.

Haste ye back!


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This week, our nation rejoiced with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge over the birth of their son, and so we raised the flag in honour of our new heir. Thankfully, he was born when we had little wind, otherwise our honouring of his birth would have been done in another way.

Maybe with cake. 

Oh. Hmmm ... maybe it wasn't so good that we had no wind.

HRH, Prince of Cambridge has been named George Alexander Louis. I had a Homeschool on the Croft FB poll the other night, and that was not the name we chose. In fact, Calum came out as our first choice, though we - and some of the readers - were a wee bit biased in that choice. 

Some of the other favourites were James, Albert and Arthur. 


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We have had the most wonderful weather over the past week. The other evening, I sat down after a day of almost unbroken sunshine to watch the sun set over the Atlantic. 

Ahhhh .... peace.


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Yesterday, towards the end of the day - actually, it was around 7pm, which is technically evening, I guess - the Builder and the Wee Guy mowed the grass.



When you double the workforce, you halve the work.

Sounds like a good idea to me.



And finally, it was done!



Well done, boys!




18 comments:

  1. Love it all! :-) I am one of the ones who appreciated the beauty of Luskentyre. I am sure they had a wonderful time, filled with Scottish hospitality... the best kind, obviously! ;-)

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    1. They had a great time at a few of our beaches ... it's amazing what good weather does to our island :)

      *We* certainly had a great time with them. God is very good to us in sending His own people into our lives.

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  2. O.K. I'm not jealous... I just really, REALLY wish I could meet you all! Looks like they had a marvelous time.

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    1. One day, Rachel ... one day it could be you :)

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  3. What a precious post... I love every portion. How wonderful that the girls got to come out and see you. I feel very happy for all of you. The picture of all the girls is so lovely.

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    1. It was wonderful that they were able to come, and it was a great time of fun and blessing for us all.

      Maybe one day, Pam .... ;)

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  4. Wow. I miss you guys so much...feel like coming down to Edinburgh for the day??? :) the thought of leaving and going even farther away makes me so sad. I'd much rather come back and see you guys again! (but don't tell mom...) ;)
    Hugs!!

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    1. Shhh, I won't say anything if you don't. She'll never know ;)

      I sure hope you will be back to see us. Everyone here is missing y'all terribly :)

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  5. I LOVE the picture of all 5 girls! How beautiful!
    Your lawn mowing men are awesome! A job well done! and fun!
    I'm going to ignore Sarah's comment........I do appreciate you sending her on her way....perhaps you should've accompanied her to make certain she gets all the way home! :)
    I am so grateful for the time she had there! You and your family are so kind and hospitable! Thanks for making the girls feel so welcome and loved!

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    1. Keri, it really was a pleasure, I can assure you. But yes, maybe I ought to have made the effort to accompany them all home ... now, why didn't I think of that sooner? ;)

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  6. Speaking of the Prince, how exciting! (Not just to have a new prince on the scene, but he was born on MY birthday!!) So I should have been able to name him, and I would have named him Edward, after Godly Edward VI of England.
    By the way, spending time with like-minded friends is such a blessing! Glad y'all had such a great time with those lovely girls!

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    1. YOUR birthday!! Well, you ought to have had the honour ;) ... the Queen's younger son is Edward, so maybe they ruled that out because of that, but it's one of the choices I'd have liked too.

      And yes, our time with these girls was very encouraging ... a real gift :)

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    2. I actually dont have a blog at this time, but enjoy following a few. I did want to send you an email about something, though. Is the address on your contact button the one I should use?
      Thanks!

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    3. Not sure if I've updated the email: use anneemag23@aol.com

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  7. Nice photos! Looks like you all had a lovely time! I have been reading your lovely blog for a while, but this is the first time I've commented, so, Hi!

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    1. Lovely to hear from you, Izzy. Thanks for commenting :)

      Keep coming back and keep blethering in the comments section too :)

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  8. A very rainy morning here today, and so what better time to visit w/ dear friends online. I love your photographs, and love that you had such sweet visitors come your way. Wish they could have brought me with them. :-D

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