Monday, 20 May 2013

Looking through God's eyes!

The Carlisle Citadel

This week I (Eileen) am in Carlisle, England for a three day workshop.  The first day was great with a lot to think about and put into action!  I clearly now have to get into gear though.  This evening I am sitting here thinking of the list of things I need to be processing tonight for the sessions tomorrow and finding all the answers to the questions we have agreed to do over night.  It is amazing how some of these questions make you think.

One of the things we have been looking at is Numbers 13 & 14;  here is the statement they give.....
You are one of the children of Israel standing at the edge of the promised Land. That land of plenty you have heard about from your parents and grandparent. You are so close to your destiny.  You can see it, smell it, almost touch it.  You have walked for days through the desert to get here. You've even tasted the delicious grapes brought back by the spies. Suddenly you realise you will never get to the Land.  As a result of the report from the spies you have given up you enabling belief and taken on a limiting belief.  Why has this happened.

It made me think, clearly the answer is relatively obvious; The report from the spies was negative speaking of the people of the land.   Trying to process the question on a deeper level and thinking that there must be something more.  The word is amazingly simple and appears to be a single small statement.  We looked like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them!   It is the perception they have of themselves and there fear to of these people that cause their answer.  They are not looking at the land and it's people's through God's eyes.

I don't know what the correct answer is to the question they ask but I know that i will try to maintain the thought of looking through God's eyes.  I want to see the amazing in each day and the beauty of things around me.  My struggles are small when looking at them from above!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Zachariah and his corn!!

I love corn on the cob!

so tasty... i can barely sit up properly!

I will take an extra big bite, since no one is looking....

Zachariah continue's to be a blessing and adds fun to our daily life.  During dinner this evening we tried to have a normal meal but all he wanted was to have corn and more corn.....  He managed to eat the rest of his meal but only with the knowledge that he could have more corn. 

Corn on the cob is not something you find a lot in the UK, he will be so excited when we go home for the summer and he can have it much more often!!

Eden and her cooking....

oh... the first crepe is done........!!!
the final fold.....

the real test..... the first fold, the moment of truth!
Eden and her first Crepe!!

For those of you who know Eden you will know she is like so many other little girls who love to cook.  She has loved to learn all of the traditional cakes, candies and family meals.  She enjoys not only cooking but also planning the meal and sorting out what ingredients she might need.

One thing she has enjoyed in the last few years has been cooking or more often baking with her Uncle Francois.  Last weekend when we were at his house for Crepe's he let her have a try at making a one.  The above photo' is from her first attempt, we thought it was pretty good for a first try!