Friday, 23 August 2013

Rocking Your World Friday (August 23rd)

A little bit late this week ( but better than last week when I never made it at all!, but I so wanted to join in another Rocking Your World Friday post. Here is what its all about -  hop over to Virginia's place for a look.  Its a time to reflect and look at the good things that happened during the past week rather than dwelling on the negative.

I am not, it has to be said, at all grateful for the horrid cold I have acquired for the second time in a few weeks!  So this will be short and sweet.....

I am going to start with a photo I had planned to use last week - we had the Piping Live festival in Glasgow last week and I loved hearing the swirl of the bagpipes in St Enoch Square.  Its a beautiful sound.  I also caught up for lunch with my friend, Fiona, who is herself a piper!  It was lovely to see her - her son Danny and my daughter Beth were at nursery together.

Last Saturday was our crop and it was lovely to catch up with everyone and have a good laugh and a blether.  There was quite a production line going - but not scrapping. One of the girls is getting married soon and had a few people involved in making sweetie trees!

I am always grateful to know such lovely people & to know we are always there for
each other.
I managed the UKS weekly challenge, finished a cj entry and managed a good chat.

Here's that weekly!

I also experienced an amazing sermon at Church on Sunday based on
Ecclesiastes 3: 3-8

3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,...
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Andrew gave a memorable sermon on verse 8. "a time to love and a time to hate".  I have been thinking about it all week and inspired me to do the following art journal entry
Photo: Art Journal Page inspired by Eccl 3 v 3:8

Yes - there is a time to hate - to hate poverty, child abuse, disease and the serious things that are wrong in our world.  The journalling explains my feelings.  I really appreciated that sermon.

And, finally, I am grateful as ever for my daughters achievements - this year she has won the Standard Grade computing prize.  As ever, we are so proud!  I missed being able to mention our girlie shopping day last week. Here she is at lunch!

PS  And, yes, my baby brother is 50 today - Happy Birthday, Ant.  Love my family x


Virginia said...

Oh hun being poorly with a cold is no fun.

Loving that you managed to catch up with friends and also the piping photo - I bet it sounded amazing!

Well done to daughter on her achievements. Loving the layout you've done too, I'm sooooooooooo not good with white space!

The crop looks fun and those sweetie treats look amazing!

The bible verse is very thought provoking and your journal page is fab too!

I hope you have a fabulous week ahead and that the cold disappears quickly.


misteejay said...

'Blah' to the cold but 'Yey' to the lovely positives in your week.

Congrats to your daughter - fab that you were able to enjoy a girlie day.

Lovely journal page - it is clear that the sermon really gave you 'food for thought'.

Hope the cold is soon gone and have a fabulous week.

Toni xx

Suzy said...

Hope you.shake that cold soon. Sounds like you had a lovely catch up.over.lunch.

Beth has done very well and im.glad you had a fab girly day

I love your cj entry and it was very timely in the scheme ofbthe last week

Suzy xx

Carmen said...

I love the sound of bagpipes - makes me go all a tremble especially in a band with big booming drums :)

Sorry to read of your cold again - urgh. But some good positives still. Loving your creative pieces and what you took away from the sermon.

Blether - I love that word and didn't know till my trip to Scotland the other week that one of my favourite words 'chuffed' is Scottish too :D (Missing my holiday so much already!)

Well done to your DD :) Hope the week is going well so far.