a day of prayer and fasting for NZ called for by church leaders
It’s a privilege to join others even if we don’t have enough Zoom time we can beseech God on behalf our nation individually or with others as we pray and repent for our sins as individuals and as a church.. as modelled by 1 Chronicles 7:14. Asking God that He would be merciful. We will stop and pray at various times during the day… for many it’s been a day of fasting too. The weather is fine today.. warm with clear skies. A walk to check the possum traps proved that my method is not working, a good walk though and I was able to talk to Bob our neighbour who was heading home from a walk in the park. I had been thinking of him as his donkey poos help the rhubarb grow well… so it’s good to give some stalks back to him, so I will leave him some at the gate tomorrow as he and Margaret are heading into the park for a picnic lunch. I cut and put cuttings of rata vine, kotukuku and oleria rani as I had collected branches from the track, in river sand, covering them with cut off drink bottles that I have had prepared for quite a while.Today it was cut some plum wood with the drop saw at the backdoor. The idea came as I picked up a piece of rata or rimu drift wood from the river bed yesterday when I went down doing pest control… putting in bait. It was a quick work… 3 banana boxes now ready for the rayburn. This lead on to washing the paint of the carport then the south walls of the house with sugar soap and the hose. A great job but I will wait for another day to do more.We expect the delivery of a bag of wheat from John’s in Otaki when Mark and Bryony go to get their coop veges this afternoon. It’s all very interesting this life. There must be more mice about as I have caught some it traps recently.Our together times come at times of praise and prayer, the meals, watching the dvd on creation, yesterday it was the creation of the sun, moon and stars and also David reading the story of the life of Louis Pasteur…we learned how he founded microbiology, found the cause of souring of wine and saved the silk industry in France last night. So life goes on.. glad to have the space and activity outdoors but there’s also more I could be doing inside, like craft things… that will come.