Welcome all! So as is typical of me I managed to get up to date with my blog and then everything went totally crazy and I slipped way behind. So instead of doing an update week by week until in January I finally get back up to date I will just update on what has gone on since last time.
Firstly I had mentioned that I had been starting to get headaches again which I was concerned with. Well unfortunately the headaches have continued to pester me for a day each week up until this week. Why was this week different I hear you ask. Well this week was dire as I was hit with a heavy cold on Monday and due to being headache prone this brought on a headache as well! that would have been fine except the headache and cold continued until wednesday when things started to look up, I just felt exhausted from fighting off two illnesses at once. Then Thursday (which is yesterday) which I always have a busy day planned, this week being no different, I awake with a migraine after thinking that I had beaten off the illness. So that was 4 days in a row where I was sleeping and eating soup and just generally feeling rubbish.
Now due to the regular but not predictable ill days I have been taking unfortunately the rhythm of my weeks have been upset and so I have been left not knowing what to do with myself seeing as there are some things I could catch up on and others ahead that I need to prepare for. On the plus side I have been able to continue serving whenever I have been well, whether that involves playing music at the Sunday service, running the teen section of Sunday school once a month or just being an ear for others.
I am starting to prepare and give talks which I am finding really rather tough. A couple of weeks ago I gave my first talk in the all age slot which was a retelling of Luke 7: 36-50 with the help of some lovely acting assistants. The theme was how Jesus welcomes us into his family.
In the next couple of weeks I have another 2 talks - one is at MMTC on 1 Peter 1: 1-2 and the other is a Bible Focus talk at Accelerate kids club. Prayer for me as I prepare these talks would be most appreciated.
So Advent is almost upon us and that means that things are about to get rather busy. There are lots of things I will be helping promote and be part of behind the scenes which I am looking forward to. A music practice is scheduled for the first weekend in December where I will be learning some new songs and hopefully have a new advent-time song that I can enjoy playing and singing.
Other than that not much has changed, I am not sleeping very well of late which is linked somehow with my not being well so I may be caught in a slightly vicious circle there - ill so rest up, at bedtime can't sleep, because I slept badly I get unwell etc.
Requests for prayer:
- Health & sleep!
- For Talk prep & motivation
- A relationship with God that continues to grow closer